Hillary to congressional Libya critics: Whose side are you on?

posted at 7:33 pm on June 23, 2011 by Allahpundit

Not only is that a direct quote, the State Department actually chose it as the video highlight from her presser yesterday in Jamaica.

This is really just the cherry on top of the sundae that is our Libya mission, isn’t it? First, the guy who became famous for opposing “dumb wars” launches a new mission in Libya. Then he fights tooth and nail to avoid getting congressional approval, going so far as to ignore his own lawyers as to whether operations there are legal. Then his own secretary of state — who spent years trying to make amends to the anti-war crowd for voting to invade Iraq — turns around and kinda sorta questions the loyalty of administration critics. What’s next, MoveOn.org running ads needling Boehner for being a hippie?

QUESTION: It’s a good subject for the floor. (Laughter.) We’ve entered a situation in Libya that looks increasingly quagmire-like. And it’s starting to create a political headache for the Administration with Republican leaders arguing that the actions were inappropriate in the sense that they circumvented congressional approval for them. What is the – your vision for the endgame, a medium-term plan for U.S. involvement in Libya? And what do you make of House Speaker Boehner’s remarks?

SECRETARY CLINTON: Well, again, I am going to be testifying tomorrow at great length, probably longer than anyone cares to listen about all of these issues – Brad’s question, your question I’m sure will be fodder for the testimony. But I have to take issue with your underlying premise. I think that there is very clear progress being made in the organization and the operational ability of the opposition, the Transitional National Council, the military efforts on the ground. I don’t think there’s any doubt in anyone’s mind that Qadhafi and the people around him have their backs against the wall. The kind of support that we saw forthcoming for the Libyan opposition at the recent Libyan Contact Group meeting in Abu Dhabi was very heartening. Money is flowing, other support is available.

So I know we live in a hyper-information-centric world right now, and March seems like it’s a decade ago, but by my calendar, it’s only months. And in those months, we have seen an international coalition come together unprecedented between not only NATO, but Arab nations, the Arab League, and the United Nations. This is something that I don’t think anyone could have predicted, but it is a very strong signal as to what the world expects to have happen, and I say with all respect that the Congress is certainly free to raise any questions or objections, and I’m sure I will hear that tomorrow when I testify.

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi’s side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy.

At PJM, Bryan Preston recalls the golden days of three years ago when dissent was still patriotic. The fact that she’s willing to stoop to this depth is significant as a measurement of how invested the White House is in Libya at this point, both politically and diplomatically. The House is set to vote on not one but two resolutions tomorrow, one of which would defund the mission. It’ll never pass the Senate so it’s mainly symbolic, but even a symbolic defunding vote would be a major rebuke to Obama for his imperiousness in not seeking congressional authorization sooner. Diplomatically, they’re in even bigger trouble: Italy, which has to live next door to Qaddafi, has suddenly broken with NATO to call for a ceasefire on “humanitarian” grounds. The Arab League has also expressed “misgivings” about civilian casualties and joined the ceasefire call, and Time notices some unrest in French and British diplomatic circles. With every day of stalemate that passes between a tinpot desert dictator and a U.S./UK/France coalition, NATO’s global credibility as a viable military alliance shrinks — which, as Jonah Goldberg notes, ironically makes victory increasingly important. That’s why Hillary’s demagoging this. Somehow, they’ve bungled their way into making an otherwise unimportant mission a very big deal.

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When will we cut to the chase and demand that the legislative branch accede to the Constitution and the will of the American people by impeaching and removing every last member of this corrupt regime?

RhymesWithRight on June 23, 2011 at 10:08 PM

It never fails that a liberal will turn into their own stereotype of a conservative when they try to justify a war.

Daemonocracy on June 23, 2011 at 10:13 PM

Hillary to congressional Libya critics: Whose side are you on?

Oh, I don’t know, how about Americas?

GFW on June 23, 2011 at 10:20 PM

Mrs. Clinton, how many people with aspirations are we going to have to support? There are people in this country that have aspirations, too. They want to start businesses, save for retirement, pay for their own health care and properly educate their children. If the Libyans want freedom, whatever their idea of freedom is, they should work for it themselves. We did it and they can too.

Kissmygrits on June 23, 2011 at 10:31 PM

She’s got a lot of nerve. She fits right in with that crowd she works for.

SouthernGent on June 23, 2011 at 10:36 PM

Old and Busted: How dare you question my patriotism?

New Hotness: Whose side are you on?

Double standards, baby!!

tom on June 23, 2011 at 10:36 PM

In this context, a must-watch Hillary video.

In 2003, Hillary Clinton screeched “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

obladioblada on June 23, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Terp Mole on June 23, 2011 at 9:48 PM

If this list you constantly post is supposed to justify Obama’s illegal and arrogant actions for going into Libya….
…….then this list shows just how irresponsible and out of touch Obama’s priorities are.

Iran has killed thousands of Americans…..
Iran is the largest state sponsor of terrorism in the world….
Iran has declared time and time again it’s vow to destroy the west…..
Iran is directly responsible for the deaths of thousands of American Soldiers….
Iran is currently in the final stages of creating a nuclear bomb…..
Iran funds,trains,and supports proxy armies such as Hamas and Hexbollah that are responsible for thousands of deaths and terrorist attacks


List of Terror Attacks by Iran

Tuesday, 19 July 2005
Date Incident
November 04, 1979 American diplomats were taken hostage and held for 444 days in Tehran.
1980 A car bomb detonated in London killing two people. Kourosh Fouladi, a MOIS member was arrested and imprisoned until 1989 for carrying out the attack. In 1996 Fouladi became a member of Iran’s Majlis (Parliament).
April 1983 A truck loaded with explosives blew up in front of the American embassy in Beirut. Sixty-one were killed and 120 more were injured.
August 1983 An Air France 747 jumbo jet was hijacked after it took off from Vienna Airport en route to Tehran. The plane was blown up by the hijackers on the tarmac of Tehran’s Mehrabad Airport.
October 23, 1983 The headquarters of the U.S. Marines in Beirut was destroyed in a suicide attack by Iran’s terrorist surrogates, resulting in 241 dead, 80 seriously wounded.
March 1984 William Buckley, an American citizen living in Lebanon, was abducted by Iranian terrorist surrogates. He was secretly taken to Tehran, where he was killed in 1985 by the Revolutionary Guards.
December 03, 1984 Peter Kilburn, a librarian at the American University of Beirut, was abducted by Iran’s terrorist surrogates. He was killed in1986.
May 22, 1985 Michel Seurat, a French writer, was kidnapped by mullahs’ agents in Lebanon. He was murdered three years later by the hostage-takers.
June 1985 A TWA Boeing 727 was hijacked en route to Rome and Athens and was diverted to Beirut. One of the passengers on board who was a diver in the U.S. Navy was executed on the plane by the hijackers.
July 1985 Two bombs planted in two restaurants in Kuwait resulted in the death of 10 people and the injury of 80.
November 09, 1985 French police discovered a suitcase containing machine guns, handguns, grenades and bullets in the luggage of the Iran Air crew in Roissy Airport.
February 07, 1986 German police announced that two suspected Iranian terrorists abandoned their car and fled after they were pursued by the police. Their car had been used in previous terrorist attacks in France, and weapons and documents were discovered in the car.
March 18, 1986 Tunisian authorities announced that a terrorist group linked with Iran had been uncovered and 20 of its members had been arrested. The group called itself Hizbollah Al-Mokhtar
August 28, 1986 A large quantity of explosives, plastic bombs, and weapons was discovered in the luggage of Iranian “Pilgrims” arriving in Saudi Arabia for the annual Haj Pilgrimage. Saudi police arrested 100 of the undercover agents sent by the mullahs’ regime
September 1986 A wave of bombings in public places shocked Paris. Fouad Ali Saleh was convicted of killing 12 and injuring hundreds. He was arrested in March 1987 while transferring explosives into a car in Paris.
July 1987 A DC-10 plane belonging to Air Afrique was hijacked by terrorists of the mullah regime. During the hijacking of the plane a French passenger was killed in the Vienna Airport. The president of Switzerland said the Iranian government was responsible.
August 01, 1987 Agents of the Iranian regime staged a riot in Mecca during the Muslim annual Hajj pilgrimage as part of a wider plan to destabilize the Saudi regime. The Saudi government said 402 persons were killed and 650 were wounded; 85 Saudi policemen were among the dead.
August 01, 1987 Embassies of Saudi Arabia and Kuwait in Tehran were occupied by government-organized mobs, and a diplomat was killed.
April 05, 1988 A Kuwaiti 747 jumbo was hijacked in Bangkok and landed in Mashhad, eastern Iran. One of the mullahs’ terrorists of Lebanese origin boarded the plane in Iran and led the terrorist operation. During the 15-day ordeal, two passengers were killed by hijackers.
December 22, 1988 Pan Am flight 103 exploded in midair over Lockerbie Scotland
February 14, 1989 Khomeini issued a fatwa (religious decree) to kill Salman Rushdie, an Indian-born British author, for writing Satanic Verses.
May 27, 1989 The Turkish daily Hurriyet reported that a 14-man group trying to infiltrate Turkey from Iran to carry out terrorist attacks had been arrested. The group’s leader, Esmat Kamal, had been involved in the assassination of a Saudi diplomat in Ankara
July 31, 1989 Colonel William Higgins, an American officer working for the United Nations in Lebanon, was abducted and executed by the Iranian regime’s agents. A video recording of his hanging was given to international news agencies.
1989 During the Muslim annual Hajj pilgrimage, three bombs were exploded around the holy site of Mecca. Scores of people were injured.
December 23, 1989 Mehrdad Kowkabi, an Iranian, was charged with the attempted arson of a London bookshop and planning a bomb attack in connection with Salman Rushdie.
January 30, 1990 French Television Channel 1 broadcast an interview with Lotti Ben-Khala, a terrorist agent who was trained in Iran. He said the mullahs planned a terrorist attack on a French nuclear facility that would have resulted in 10,000 deaths.
July 03, 1991 The Italian translator of Satanic Verses was stabbed and injured. The assailant said that he was an Iranian who was seeking Rushdie’s whereabouts.
July 21, 1991 Professor Hitoshi Igarashi, the Japanese translator of The Satanic Verses, was stabbed to death.
December 29, 1991 Following the arrest of one of the mullahs’ terrorists in Bern, the regime barred the employees of the Swiss embassy from leaving Tehran
March 1992 Relations between Bern and Tehran were severed after an Iranian terrorist was arrested in Switzerland. A Swiss businessman disappeared in Tehran. Later it was discovered that he had been taken hostage.
March 17, 1992 An attack against the Israeli embassy in Buenos Aires resulted in the death of 20 and the injury of 250 people.
November 21, 1992 French police announced the arrest of two Iranians involved in several assassinations in Europe.
December 29, 1992 Palestinian President Yasser Arafat told Egypt’s parliament that the Iranian regime finances Hamas, Islamic Jihad and other radical groups and recently paid them $30 million.
January 27, 1993 The Turkish interior minister said a terrorist network linked with the Iranian regime carried out the assassination of Turkish journalist Ugur Mumcu
January 27, 1993 Turkish police arrested a group of Turkish Hizbollah members, who were trained in Iran, and charged them with the killing of Hikmet Cettin, a Turkish journalist
April 25, 1993 The New York Times reported that at least $100,000 had been deposited in the account of the prime suspects of the February 1993 World Trade Center bombing. The money primarily came from Iran.
July 08, 1993 Egyptian security forces arrested 165 Islamic fundamentalists. Two of them had been trained in a terrorist training center in Mashad, eastern Iran
October 11, 1993 The Norwegian publisher of Salman’s book, William Nigaard, was hit with three bullets from the back in an unsuccessful assassination attempt
June 02, 1994 AFP reported that U.S. intelligence officials said Iran has secretly planted 400 members of the Revolutionary Guards in Bosnia in order to set up terrorist cells in the former slavia
July 18, 1994 A bomb at the Amia Jewish Center in Buenos Aires left 85 civilians dead and 230 injured. Argentine intelligence officials later announced that the Qods Force’s former commander, Ahmad Vahidi, helped plan the bombing.
April 10, 1996 Four diplomats of the mullahs’ regime in Turkey were expelled because of their role in the assassination of Zahra Rajabi and a Turkish intellectual.
May 13, 1996 The Iranian Resistance exposed a plan by the MOIS to attack the residence of Maryam Rajavi, the President-elect of the NCRI, in a Paris suburb.
May 23, 1996 Palestinian President Yasser Arafat said: “A clandestine group intended to assassinate me. They acted upon a religious decree from Iran.”
June 05, 1996 Bahrain’s Interior Minister exposed a plan to topple the ruling family by fundamentalist Shiites. The leader of the group, Ali Kazem Almottaqavi, had been living in Iran since 1983. He was led by Brigadier General Ahmad Sharifi of the Revolutionary Guards. (Brigadier General Sharifi, commander of the Qods Force’s Sixth Brigade, was one of the eight main operational commanders of the Qods Force).
June 1996 The government of Bahrain announced the discovery of a local Hizbollah terrorist cell, whose members were trained and sponsored by the Iranian regime.
September 24, 1996 An Iranian diplomat was arrested and later expelled by the government of Tajikistan for his role in exporting fundamentalism and terrorism to this country.
February 02, 1997 The Turkish government expelled an Iranian diplomat for active involvement in exporting fundamentalism and terrorism to turkey.
February 02, 1997 Terrorists were trained in Imam Sadeq’s training base near Qom. They were flown to a third country from Tehran in spring 1996. They were transferred to Saudi Arabia and implemented their plans.
October 12, 1998 A government-affiliated institution raised its bounty for Salman Rushdie’s head to $2.8 million.
August 23, 1999 The written testimony of Argentina’s vice-President to the judiciary of this country cited evidence pointing to the Iranian regime’s role in the bombing of the Jewish Community Center in Buenos Aires in July 1994.
April 26, 2001 The Conference of Palestinian Intifada in Tehran called for the annihilation of Israel.

May 12, 2003 The Washington Post reported on Oct. 14, 2003 that Saad bin Laden was managing the Al-Qaeda organization from Iran under the protection of the Qods Force. “Saad bin Laden and other senior al Qaeda operatives were in contact with an al Qaeda cell in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in the days immediately prior to the May 12 suicide bombing there that left 35 people dead, including eight Americans, European and U.S. intelligence sources say.” It added that the contacts have led to the conclusion that the Riyadh attacks were planned in Iran and ordered from there. “Like other al Qaeda leaders in Iran, the younger bin Laden, who is believed to be 24 years old, is protected by an elite, radical Iranian security force loyal to the nation’s clerics … Also under the Jerusalem [Qods] Force’s protection is Saif al-Adel, al Qaeda’s chief of military operations; Abdullah Ahmed Abdullah, the organization’s chief financial officer, and perhaps two dozen other top al Qaeda leaders, the officials said.”
January 19, 2005 Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei reaffirmed Khomeini’s fatwa for the death of Salman Rushdie, labelling him “an apostate whose killing would be authorised by Islam.”
January 23, 2005 The Sunday Telegraph reported that Pakistani officials blamed Iran for fuelling a growing insurgency in Baluchistan. “Officials in Islamabad believe Iran is encouraging ‘intruders’ from its own Bal-och community to cross the 550-mile border with the Pakistani province, and give support to the rebels. All this violence is a part of a greater conspiracy, a senior government official told The Telegraph. ‘These militants would not be challenging the government so openly without the back-up of a foreign hand.’ … Pakistan’s ISI intelligence service set up a unit in the provincial capital, Quetta, last year to monitor suspected Iranian activity in Baluchistan. Officials say that in addition to directly supporting the insurgency, Teheran’s state-controlled radio has launched a propaganda campaign against Islamabad.”

Iran’s support for the “resistance” in Iraq

Of course the last thing the Iranian regime wants is a free Shia-majority democracy next door in Iraq. If that happened, the infection of freedom might spread to Iran. The Iranian regime will do everything it can to stop freedom in Iraq.


* The Iraqi post-war fascist “resistance”

* The sectarian thug Muqtada al-Sadr.
* The sectarian Shi’ite death squads, the Mahdi Army.
* The Iran-backed Shi’ite militia, the Badr Organization.
* Abu Deraa (see article), “the Shia Zarqawi”, killer of thousands of innocent Sunni Iraqi civilians.
* Sectarian war in Iraq

* Iran’s Proxy War - Iran’s support for Sheik al-Sadr’s Islamofascist “resistance” in Iraq, which wants to set up an Islamic fundamentalist state with no human rights, and which has no popular support.
* Iran, Hezbollah support al-Sadr, April 07, 2004 – Iran understands the threat that a free, democratic Iraq would pose to their tyranny. – “Iran does not want a success in Iraq. A democratic Iraq is a death knell to the mullahs.” To end this, it may be necessary to confront Iran.
* Iran seems to be voting itself in as “Next” on the list in the War on Terror.

* Andrew C. McCarthy, July 11, 2009: “of the 4,322 Americans killed in combat in Iraq since 2003, 10 percent of them (i.e., more than 400) have been murdered by a single type of weapon alone, a weapon that is supplied by Iran for the singular purpose of murdering Americans. … Understand: This does not mean Iran has killed only 400 Americans in Iraq. The number killed and wounded at the mullahs’ direction is far higher than that – likely multiples of that – when factoring in the IRGC’s other tactics, such as the mustering of Hezbollah-style Shiite terror cells.”

Iran’s support for the Taliban
The Taliban are Sunni fanatics. The Iranian regime are Shia fanatics. But they hate freedom more than they hate each other.

* Iran assists the killing of American and British troops in Afghanistan.

* Iranians train Taliban to use roadside bombs, March 21, 2010. Iran helps kill British troops.

* Iran paying Taliban to kill U.S. troops. Sept 2010 report says Iran pays the Taliban $1,000 for killing each American soldier, and $6,000 for destroying a U.S. military vehicle.

* The Taliban have supported Sunni attacks on the Iranian regime. And yet Iran is still willing to fund them to kill western troops.
* The Taliban also slaughter Shia Muslims for sectarian reasons. They even suicide bomb Shia mosques. So Iran is actually paying to have Shia killed!
* Iran sends arms to the Taliban, and the Taliban kill Shia Muslims!

* Iran also funds and supports the Sunni jihadis of Hamas against Israel.

Since 2004 Iran’s proxies in Iraq, including Muqtada Al Sadr’s Madhi militia, have been routinely attacking American soldiers in Baghdad and elsewhere. The Iranian Revolutionary Guards’ clandestine Quds Force has been supplying both Shia and Sunni insurgents with increasingly sophisticated Improvised Explosive Devices or IED’s that have killed or maimed thousands of American soldiers in Iraq.

qomi0413.jpgIn February 2007 forensic evidence directly linked the deaths of at least 170 American soldiers to Iran-manufactured or supplied weapons. That number continues to climb as Iran’s bankroll of terrorist operations in Iraq has grown to $3 million a month. In July this year, Senator Joseph Lieberman told Face the Nation that Iran is operating three training camps near Tehran giving mortar, rocket propelled grenade, and IED instruction to Iraqi recruits sixty at a time, “training these people coming back into Iraq to kill our soldiers.” Just this week General David Petraeus blasted Iran as one of the main contributors to the reign of death taking place in Iraq and accusing Iran’s own ambassador in Baghdad, Hassan Kazemi-Qomi (above), of being a Quds Force terrorist.

So let’s ignore Iran and go into Libya…

“Obama’s AWESOME!!!!”

Baxter Greene on June 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on?

The side that’s not run by a dictator and the side that’s run by al-Qaeda rebels – Americans side.

elfman on June 23, 2011 at 11:12 PM

“Whose side are you on?”

Vince Foster’s ?

viking01 on June 23, 2011 at 11:14 PM

or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people

just not the ones who support quadaffy.

Greed on June 23, 2011 at 11:16 PM

Did Hillary somehow forget that Congress has the power to impeach her? Arrogant smarta– comments to those who have the power to remove you from office are a great way to be so removed. As a shot across her nominal supervisor’s bow, if nothing else.

Blacksmith on June 23, 2011 at 11:20 PM

“Whose side are you on?”

Vince Foster’s ?

viking01 on June 23, 2011 at 11:14 PM

LOL!!

landlines on June 23, 2011 at 11:36 PM

It may seem like a little thing and he just misspoke. But, this is the kind of thing that members of the military don’t forget. Total lack of attention to anything not concerning his greatness.

JohnInCA on June 23, 2011 at 8:13 PM

Oh my John…THAT is not “a little thing”.

THAT is terrible…..being a “Proud Army Mom”….it is literally breaking my heart.

Shame on him.

tencole on June 23, 2011 at 11:38 PM

Whose side are you on?

America’s.

‘Whose’ side are you on, Miz Clinton?

Apparently you Miz. Clinton, are on the side of neither America, nor Sanity.

LegendHasIt on June 23, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Liberals are nothing if they aren’t arrogant and hypocrites.

scotash on June 23, 2011 at 11:50 PM

In that picture of Hillary it looks like she is trying to mimic little Bammie’s ‘nose high in the air’ famous fascist pose. Why not Hil, it worked for him.

slickwillie2001 on June 24, 2011 at 12:33 AM

May it be so!

Schadenfreude on June 24, 2011 at 12:58 AM

I wish Bryan Preston was still here.

Connie on June 24, 2011 at 1:35 AM

‘Whose’ side are you on, Miz Clinton?

Apparently you Miz. Clinton, are on the side of neither America, nor Sanity.

LegendHasIt on June 23, 2011 at 11:49 PM

Hillary is on the side of the globalists who want one world government.

Connie on June 24, 2011 at 1:39 AM

What goes around comes around. The crap Hillary & the rest of the insane globalists espouses had its current beginning with not just Alinsky, but with Blavatsky and Besant. Yes, the New School that AP’s idol, Hitchems, lectured at.

Connie on June 24, 2011 at 1:46 AM

This just in at National Review Online
Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion
A new report from two French think tanks concludes that jihadists have played a predominant role in the eastern-Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi, and that “true democrats” represent only a minority in the rebellion. The report, furthermore, calls into question the justifications given for Western military intervention in Libya, arguing that they are largely based on media exaggerations and “outright disinformation.”

The sponsors of the report are the Paris-based International Center for Research and Study on Terrorism and Aide to Victims of Terrorism

http://bit.ly/kVFKtE

will13smith on June 24, 2011 at 5:41 AM

…major rebuke to Obama for his imperiousness…

You wrote that as though you think it means anything to him. A rebuke…from mere mortals? It is to laugh.

SKYFOX on June 24, 2011 at 5:49 AM

We need to let them know we have a right to disagree with this or any administration.

Snake307 on June 24, 2011 at 5:54 AM

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on?

Juanita Broaddrick.

If only a single Republican had the stones to address the Clintons as the trash they are…

MNHawk on June 24, 2011 at 6:00 AM

I got my campaign contributions from Norman Hsu
He gave me money that I sure could use
People love it when I lose,
They love my dirty laundry

Well, I coulda been suing a McDonalds, but I married up
I just have to look good compared to the rest, I dont have to be clear
Come and whisper dirty tricks in my ear
See my dirty laundry

See me when Im up
See me when Im down
See me when Im up
See me go round and round

We got the silky-pony who
Who came on all inncocent like
He could tell you bout channeling the dead with a gleam
In his eye
Its interesting when people die
See his dirty laundry

Can we trash Obama yet?
You know, the boys in my campaign got a
Running bet
Got the dirt on him all set!
I love others dirty laundry

You dont really need to know whats going on
You dont really want to know just how far Ive gone
Just leave me well enough alone
Eat my dirty laundry

See me when Im up
See me when Im down
See me when Im stiff
See me when Im talkin southern black all around

My dirty little secrets
My dirty little lies
Ive got my dirty little fingers in everybodys pie
I love to cut em down to size
I love dirty laundry

I can do the innuendo
I can pounce and I can sing
When its all said and done I havent told you a thing
You all know that my crap is king
Give me dirty laundry!

Cheshire Cat on June 24, 2011 at 6:06 AM

Obamalinsky is George “The Nazi Helper” Soros’ greatest puppet. Hillary is a Partner in the Firm….

adamsmith on June 24, 2011 at 6:21 AM

“Whose side are you on?”

Which ever side you’re not on….

Don L on June 24, 2011 at 6:59 AM

So let’s ignore Iran and go into Libya…

“Obama’s AWESOME!!!!”

Baxter Greene on June 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM

Nice list -ought to be published everywhere, always, but let’s not forget that George Bush didn’t dare solve it either. Truth be told, we’re waiting for Israel to do something.

Don L on June 24, 2011 at 7:03 AM

is there a bigger liar or more despicable character than hillary….

georgealbert on June 24, 2011 at 7:16 AM

If getting rid of Qadaffi is the goal, send in the SEALS to cap him, then get the hell out of there. Problem solved.

And Hillary can suck it. Whose side are we on? Why, the Constitution’s, you sow. Your primary obligation is to uphold THIS nation’s laws, lady.

CantCureStupid on June 24, 2011 at 7:58 AM

What is it with Democrats with their chins in the air, looking down their noses at everyone else?

ProfessorMiao on June 24, 2011 at 8:03 AM

Ugly, screechy hag doing for Obama politically what Monica used to do for Bill physically (and he didn’t even have to give Monica a cabinet appointment).

SKYFOX on June 24, 2011 at 8:22 AM

Gravity has not been too kind to Hillary. The chin is in the air because she has viewed some photos where her sagging jowls are all too evident.

Hillary is an Alinsky acolyte. She is well-versed in the “pick a target” strategy. Members of Congress should be armed to combat his self-righteousness by firing her former words against her and refuting her rhetoric with facts.

onlineanalyst on June 24, 2011 at 8:27 AM

I’m still waiting for a straight answer why we picked Libya and not Syria.

John Deaux on June 24, 2011 at 8:33 AM

Oh Hillary . . . stick it in your pompous ear, or the orifice of your choice.

rplat on June 24, 2011 at 8:40 AM

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on?

Says the woman who screeched about it being patriotic to question the Bush “or any” administration, and how dare people say otherwise.

crazy_legs on June 24, 2011 at 8:48 AM

OH, yuk, in that picture Hillary looks just like my mother in law. I need more coffee.
UGH.
WTF are we in Libya, Hillary?

ORconservative on June 24, 2011 at 8:59 AM

Haven’t seen any “I’m ALREADY against the next war!!!” bumper stickers lately…

crazy_legs on June 24, 2011 at 9:01 AM

“Whose side are you on?”

The US Constitution. Read it sometime Cankles.

Wade on June 24, 2011 at 9:06 AM

If Quadaffi’s “back was against the wall” shouldn’t he already be gone by now?
AND
why is it so impportant that the nutjob’s “back is against the wall”? We haven’t cared about the little dictator in decades, we give him back his henchmen/bomber of PanAm and we send our entertainers there to make sure he lives like a king.
Why all of a sudden and why is this not a war? This is the most screwed up administration evah and it has nothing to do with her vast right wing conspiracy.

ORconservative on June 24, 2011 at 9:08 AM

Hillary to congressional Libya critics: Whose side are you on?

The idea of being “on the side” of the Constitution is foreign to this Administration.

coldwarrior on June 24, 2011 at 9:12 AM

Interesting picture. Reminds me of some of the One’s poses.

Someone needs to make a collage of all the pictures of Democrats with their noses in the air, looking down on us mere mortals.

CJ on June 24, 2011 at 9:35 AM

We were told Bush was a reckless profiteering warmonger over military actions that he received congressional approval for (democrats being the ones who helped authorize it). Now you have Obama practically declaring war without any congressional approval and labeling any dissents as “unpatriotic”? Oh gawd.. this is just too good.

tflst5 on June 24, 2011 at 9:41 AM

HRC:

. . . or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them?

Well, don’t know bout that. Perhaps those “Libyan peoples” sorta “aspire” to kill Americans and engage in jihad against the West. (As soon as the suckers in the West help them get rid of another Libyan who kinda had aspirations to kill Americans.)

Man, there are dumb cows and then again, there is HRC.

BigAlSouth on June 24, 2011 at 9:45 AM

Quit denigrating dumb cows Big Al. On a bad day they still have more integrity than HRC.

I am now reading that Obama lost the CBC on Libya support.

Racists.

Roy Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 10:19 AM

I’m showin my deep respect for cows by having a 1/2 pound burger for lunch.

BigAlSouth on June 24, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Appropriate response:

Oh? We are on the side of the laws of our constitutional republic.

Whose side are you on?

perries on June 24, 2011 at 10:29 AM

More substancd and flavor too!

Roy Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 10:39 AM

Hillary, what little respect I may have had for you is forever gone.
To side with such an arrogant, disrespectful man as Obozo, particularly in defense of his ignoring constitutional constraints on his powers, is treason as far as I am concerned.

KMC1 on June 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM

Am I missing something? Via the Constitution, Congress has full control of appropriation of funds. If they decide not to fund Libya, the Senate has no say. It is fully 100% up to the House.

So who cares what the Senate thinks? In fact they should start defunding lots of stuff.

TechieNotTrekkie on June 24, 2011 at 12:00 PM

Hilldog? Really, You don’t remember your stance on General BetraUs.

Egfrow on June 24, 2011 at 12:31 PM

Baxter: So let’s ignore Iran and go into Libya…

Can anyone imagine The Greatest Generation whining about “ignoring” Germany while fighting Shinto-fascists in the Phillipines? or backbiting about Patton “ignoring” Germany while fighting Mussolini?

Just because one can’t do all things at once, does not imply one should do nothing. Much as the Allied Powers taught the Axis in multiple theatres, Coalition forces can (simultaneously) walk, chew gum and play ukulele.

Wishing NATO had only two fronts in our defense against global jihadists is a formula for defeat. National will (and the moral courage to exercise it) are necessary predicates for victory in this long war.

Kaddafi declared jihad on NATO– not the other way around.

Try harder to avoid parroting Kaddafi’s siren songs of defeatism.

Terp Mole on June 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM

Is anyone surprised?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NJxmpTMGhU0

diogenes on June 24, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Hillary, what little respect I may have had for you is forever gone.
To side with such an arrogant, disrespectful man as Obozo, particularly in defense of his ignoring constitutional constraints on his powers, is treason as far as I am concerned.

KMC1 on June 24, 2011 at 11:37 AM

This is what did it for you? The fact that she committed perjury, stole FBI files, received bribes and kickbacks, stayed married to and lied for a President that diddled fat interns and most likely committed rape, stood by while he was impeached and found in contempt for lying to a grand jury…that didn’t do it, but this did?

SKYFOX on June 24, 2011 at 1:12 PM

I’m still waiting for a straight answer why we picked Libya and not Syria.
 
John Deaux on June 24, 2011 at 8:33 AM

 
His “days, not weeks” statement was the closest you’ll get.
 
Translated: Ghaddafi was seen as an “easy” target that our president could use to prop up his look!-look!-I-got-OBL! poll numbers with.

rogerb on June 24, 2011 at 1:13 PM

In this context, a must-watch Hillary video.

In 2003, Hillary Clinton screeched “I am sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and you disagree with this administration somehow you’re not patriotic. We should stand up and say we are Americans and we have a right to debate and disagree with any administration.”

obladioblada on June 23, 2011 at 10:52 PM

Excellent! Just excellent! Now all we need is for a a reporter to point it out to her, and ask her how THIS situation is somehow different.

Oh. wait . . .

Trochilus on June 24, 2011 at 2:25 PM

First, the guy who became famous for opposing “dumb wars” launches a new mission in Libya.

And the guy won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Jay Leno said a few weeks ago, “Imagine how many wars we’d be in if he didn’t win the Peace Prize.”

JimC on June 24, 2011 at 4:16 PM

Wishing NATO had only two fronts in our defense against global jihadists is a formula for defeat.

Terp Mole on June 24, 2011 at 12:46 PM

In Libya we (NATO) are aiding the Jihadists. How on earth does that contribute to our “defense against global jihadists”?

infidel4life on June 24, 2011 at 4:35 PM

The following Republicans are on President Obama’s side:

1. Brooks, R-AL
2. Crawford, R-AR
3. Griffin, R-AR
4. Flake, R-AZ
5. Franks, R-AZ
6. Gosar, R-AZ
7. Quayle, R-AZ
8. Campbell, R-CA
9. Dreier, R-CA
10. Issa, R-CA
11. McClintock, R-CA
12. Rohrabacher, R-CA
13. Royce, R-CA
14. Gardner, R-CO
15. Tipton, R-CO
16. Adams, R-FL
17. Diaz-Balart, R-FL
18. Nugent, R-FL
19. Posey, R-FL
20. Rivera, R-FL
21. Ross, R-FL
22. Southerland, R-FL
23. Stearns, R-FL
24. West, R-FL
25. Broun, R-GA
26. Graves, R-GA
27. Westmoreland, R-GA
28. King, R-IA
29. Labrador, R-ID
30. Biggert, R-IL
31. Dold, R-IL
32. Hultgren, R-IL
33. Johnson, R-IL
34. Kinzinger, R-IL
35. Manzullo, R-IL
36. Roskam, R-IL
37. Schock, R-IL
38. Walsh, R-IL
39. Burton, R-IN
40. Pence, R-IN
41. Rokita, R-IN
42. Stutzman, R-IN
43. Huelskamp, R-KS
44. Pompeo, R-KS
45. Landry, R-LA
46. Bartlett, R-MD
47. Amash, R-MI
48. McCotter, R-MI
49. Miller, R-MI
50. Rogers, R-MI
51. Bachmann, R-MN
52. Paulsen, R-MN
53. Ellmers, R-NC
54. Jones, R-NC
55. McHenry, R-NC
56. Guinta, R-NH
57. Garrett, R-NJ
58. Lance, R-NJ
59. Smith, R-NJ
60. Pearce, R-NM
61. Heck, R-NV
62. Buerkle, R-NY
63. Hanna, R-NY
64. King, R-NY
65. LaTourette, R-OH
66. Cole, R-OK
67. Lankford, R-OK
68. Sullivan, R-OK
69. Dent, R-PA
70. Pitts, R-PA
71. Thompson, R-PA
72. Duncan, R-SC
73. Gowdy, R-SC
74. Mulvaney, R-SC
75. Scott, R-SC
76. Blackburn, R-TN
77. Duncan, R-TN
78. Fincher, R-TN
79. Burgess, R-TX
80. Canseco, R-TX
81. Carter, R-TX
82. Johnson, R-TX
83. Marchant, R-TX
84. Paul, R-TX
85. Poe, R-TX
86. Chaffetz, R-UT
87. Ryan, R-WI
88. Sensenbrenner, R-WI
89. Lummis, R-WY

They all voted against the bill to defund Obama’s illegal Libya war.

Roy Rogers on June 24, 2011 at 5:59 PM

so the obama administration seems to not understand that its 2 evils fighting amongst themselves (qadaffi vs al qaeda).

jaboba on June 24, 2011 at 6:24 PM

Hillary: Whose side are you on?

Congress: Since we were never consulted on this mission, we don’t know what the hell you’re talking about.

joejm65 on June 23, 2011 at 7:38 PM

^this, perfect!!

Who is John Galt on June 24, 2011 at 7:03 PM

Fools. Government should be able to do whatever it wants.

StubbleSpark on June 24, 2011 at 7:57 PM

Kaddafi must be overjoyed watching Ron Paul and Dennis Kookcynic aligning our Congressional Quislings into his own private mobs of terrorism appeasers.

Obama George Soros and Code Pink couldn’t have done better.

Barry is instigating “both sides” outrage over mission creep– all the better to push new binding legislation on any future POTUS.

Progressives and neo-isolationist libertarians both desire cynical restraints on American power enacted by Congress. Imagine America reduced to defending ourselves with a pre-WWII Polish Legislature-in-Chief.

Thank God conservatives saw through this trap and repudiated these terms of surrender, masquerading as a defunding bill.

Terp Mole on June 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Kaddafi must be overjoyed watching Ron Paul and Dennis Kookcynic aligning our Congressional Quislings into his own private mobs of terrorism appeasers.

Terp Mole on June 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Ah yes, unlike the rebels we want to put into power; who also have ties to terrorism.

So you’re also a terrorist appeaser aren’t you; just for a different group of terrorists? Or are your terrorist leaders totally better than Kaddafi in some manner?

You believe that replacing a government run by terrorists, with a government run by terrorists is worth money, lives, effort, and military power.

Hey, if that’s good enough for you; I’d like to replace my dwelling with a home… please remit $4,000,000 and 5,000 man-hours of US government employees so I can make this vital necessary change. They don’t even need to be military personnel, and I promise not to kill any of them.

You’re not going to get a better offer than that; are you? Look at the improvements that will be made… I’ll end up with the exact same thing, and you’ll have less money… win-win.

gekkobear on June 25, 2011 at 1:32 AM

Baxter Greene on June 23, 2011 at 10:53 PM

That’s a darn good list

Iran has become the modern Barbary pirates, with nukes. Meanwhile, Libya threw Obama off his groove. That is serious.

I don’t know why the Hilster is mad. It’s not like Congress passed a bill stating they would begin withdrawing troops by a specified deadline. That could have made Congress look like fools.

But the bottom line is, whose side are you on? Are you on Qadhafi’s side or are you on the side of the aspirations of the Libyan people and the international coalition that has been created to support them? For the Obama Administration, the answer to that question is very easy

There is some truth in her statement: the international coalition was created to support the effort. très créatif, n’est-ce pas?

entagor on June 25, 2011 at 3:49 AM

gekkobear; unlike the rebels National Transitional Council we want to put into power

FTFY

Try harder to avoid using your head for a public colonoscopy while crabwalking across the stage of HotAir expecting conservatives to admire your new Kaddafi-kuddler cap.

Terp Mole on June 25, 2011 at 10:59 AM

Terp Mole on June 24, 2011 at 11:22 PM

Vocabulary: A
Rhetorical technique: A
Grammar, Spelling, Punctuation: A
Coherent presentation of sensible concepts: F

infidel4life on June 25, 2011 at 2:47 PM

binky whined: You can call the group National Transitional Council that you support whatever you want. That doesn’t mean they’re not terrorists.

That’s not how logic works, binky. Rational folks don’t demand one prove a negative.

Cite your evidence that the National Transitional Council are terrorists. (You won’t, because you can’t.)

The National Transitional Council refers to the Libyan state as the Libyan Republic and has so far been officially recognized as the sole legitimate representative of Libya by France, Qatar, Maldives, Italy, Spain, Kuwait, The Gambia, Jordan, Senegal, the United Kingdom, Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Germany, Canada, Panama, Austria, Latvia, and Denmark.

Both the US and Russia have recognized the National Transitional Council as a legitimate political entity and demanded that the Kaddafi regime leave Libya.

You and Cynthia McKinney should try harder to resist that reflex to give aid-and-comfort to Kaddafi.

Terp Mole on June 27, 2011 at 9:35 AM

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