How’s That “Smart” Diplomacy Going?

Finally! After those Eight Dark Years of Cowboy Diplomacy we can now revel in the wonders and glory that is nuanced reset Smart Diplomacy

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s said on Thursday it was “hard to believe” that no one in Pakistan’s government knew where al Qaeda leaders were hiding, striking a new tone on a trip where Washington’s credibility has come under attack.

Scores of al Qaeda leaders and their operatives, including Osama bin Laden, are believed to be in hiding in the rugged border territory that divides Pakistan and Afghanistan, but both countries routinely accuse the other of being the main sanctuary

“I find it hard to believe that nobody in your government knows where they are and couldn’t get them if they really wanted to,” she told a group of newspaper editors during a meeting in Lahore.

“So do you guys have any idea which of your government officials is the mole on al Qaeda’s payroll?,” she said.

Well, maybe I edited that a bit.

3 Responses to “How’s That “Smart” Diplomacy Going?”

  1. nightfly says:

    I’m feeling the nuance. Y’know, just because she showed up and spent her time in a headscarf doesn’t mean that people there will like her, or excuse her rudeness.

    I wonder if she has an iPod of speeches to give to Musharraf.

  2. Yojimbo says:

    I’m sure all of the man-made disaster enablers are just shaking in their boots after that session. My God, these thugs and terrorists must just be laughing their heads off. If I were them I’d probably be pinching myself right now just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming this.

    But look on the bright side, this administration probably has them believing in Christmas right now. Bet you thought that was impossible.

  3. Ave says:

    Someone ought to call a spade a spade, and in this case I think she did.

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