- Sep 12, 2004
Well knock me over with a feather. I wonder when this great twist of convenient rationalization came to Ms. Clinton? I don't recall her claiming anything of the sort until after her party took over the Whitehouse. Suddenly it's become an sign of success in Iraq? Amazing how that works.BAGHDAD - U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said on Saturday that this week's deadly suicide bombings in Iraq are a sign that extremists are afraid the Iraqi government is succeeding.
Making her first trip to Iraq as America's top diplomat, Clinton said the country has made great strides despite the recent violence that killed at least 148 people on Thursday and Friday.
"I think that these suicide bombings ... are unfortunately, in a tragic way, a signal that the rejectionists fear that Iraq is going in the right direction," Clinton told reporters traveling aboard her plane ahead of her unannounced visit to Baghdad.