Hillary on Taliban Five: They’re not a threat to the U.S. because they’re going to be in Qatar

posted at 9:41 pm on June 17, 2014 by Mary Katharine Ham

Last week, this unequivocal declaration sounded like a micalculation and misread of the situation:

“These five guys are not a threat to the United States,” says Clinton. “They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan. It’s up to those two countries to make the decision once and for all that these are threats to them. So I think we may be kind of missing the bigger picture here. We want to get an American home, whether they fell off the ship because they were drunk or they were pushed or they jumped, we try to rescue everybody.”

Tonight, talking to Greta Van Susteren and Bret Baier on Fox News, Clinton expanded on her thoughts:

“In Qatar with an agreement that has been entered into, they are supposed to be constrained from what they can do, and certainly they are not supposed to be permitted to travel,” Clinton explained. “In that situation, they are not a threat.”

“Those five men they are, right now, not a danger if they are kept where they are supposed to be kept, but we still have to worry about the Taliban and everything they could be doing,” she added.


I feel like there was someone who had concerns about Qatar’s willingness and ability to secure such prisoners in 2009. Ahh, yes, it was Hillary’s State Department:

The State Department’s concerns about Qatar’s supervision of released militants were detailed in a diplomatic cable dated February 2009 by the U.S. embassy in Doha, Qatar’s capital, citing the case of Jarallah al-Marri, a former Guantanamo detainee released to Qatar in July 2008.

In the cable, the U.S. embassy criticized Qatar for failing to follow through on promises to bar al Marri from leaving Qatar, noting he made two trips to Britain since his release from Guantanamo, and that during his second visit, in early 2009, British authorities arrested him.

I, for one, think Hillary did a fabulous job with Greta tonight.

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I think that tumble on the noggin was worse than we thought. This beyatch is stone cold dumb.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Hopefully when the muslims nuke NYC or DC Hildabeast is in it.

ConstantineXI on June 17, 2014 at 9:51 PM

Well, there you go again, Hillary.

claudius on June 17, 2014 at 9:52 PM

Moronic. And apparently she thinks we’re morons, too.

Utterly, totally, completely unfit to hold public office. Any public office.

novaculus on June 17, 2014 at 9:53 PM

This book tour has been gaffetastic.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 9:53 PM

“In Qatar with an agreement that has been entered into, they are supposed to be constrained from what they can do, and certainly they are not supposed to be permitted to travel,” Clinton explained. “In that situation, they are not a threat.”

I got one niggling little question Hill de Cankle’. What if shit happens and these guys don’t like them “constraints”?

cabra viejo on June 17, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Killary Klinton, she also didn’t think that US Embassies in a Muslim nation that we had just toppled the government of, needed extra protection on the anniversary of 9/11. Straight up dumber than a five gallon bucket of used camel snot.

oscarwilde on June 17, 2014 at 9:54 PM

I think they’ll be telling King Qatar over there…you let us go, we let you live.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 9:55 PM

More and more, I think the Democratic Party does not have the capacity for stupid to nominate this harridan…

JohnGalt23 on June 17, 2014 at 9:55 PM

Oh, and Hillary is puffy…

JohnGalt23 on June 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM

Another statement from Hillary proving she sees a half inch from her nose.

mixplix on June 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM

From Stephen Hayes at The Weekly Standard:

No risk to America’s security?

Michael Leiter, the former head of the National Counterterrorism Center under Obama, said it was “very, very likely” that the five Taliban leaders would return to the fight.

An intelligence official who briefed the Senate Intelligence Committee on Tuesday, Rob Williams, the national intelligence officer for South Asia, said that there is a high likelihood that at least four of the five freed prisoners, and possibly all of them, will rejoin the fight.

Even Obama, after downplaying the threat, conceded that “absolutely” there was a chance they would take up arms against America.

[snip]

The other side of that opportunity was the transfer of five senior Taliban commanders from captivity in Guantánamo to relative freedom in Qatar. The Taliban had been seeking the release of these five officials—plus another who died in prison—for more than three years. The assessments of the men conducted by Joint Task Force Guantánamo (JTF-GTMO) found that each one presented a “high risk” of returning to the battle if he were released. Other detainees had been assessed as lesser threats, and some had even been cleared for release. Not these prisoners.

“All five of those guys are exceptionally dangerous,” says Paul Rester, the former lead interrogator at Joint Task Force Guantánamo. “These are men who ran entire regions for the Taliban, they had thousands of fighters under their command. They survived the Soviets, they survived the civil war, they survived us, they survived Sam Scott’s Gitmo chicken.”

Rester and his team were responsible for the threat assessments of the detainees. An experienced interrogator, Rester got his start during the Vietnam war and first interviewed mujahedeen in the 1980s when the United States saw them as allies against the Soviet Union. Rester interrogated many of those at Guantánamo and in some cases got to know them well. He and his team rewrote their assessments every year.

“Those assessments only tell the story of how they constitute a risk to us,” he says. “They don’t tell you how they are revered in the population. They can think rings around us in that environment.”

When Obama came to Washington, he made clear that one of the immediate goals of his presidency would be to close the facility at Guantánamo. So the president set up his own team, the Guantánamo Review Task Force, made up of lawyers, military officers, intelligence analysts, and diplomats, who would make recommendations to the president about how to handle individual prisoners.

JTF-GTMO’s job was to assess each detainee’s intent and ability to harm the United States, its interests, and its allies. Its assessments were done by men and women who were chiefly concerned with prosecuting a war. The Guantánamo Review Task Force’s mandate was different. It was established simultaneously with President Obama’s order to shutter the facility in one year. That deadline proved impractical, but the task force was formed for the purpose of closing Guantánamo. Clearly, the task force was willing to accept more risk in detainee transfers than JTF-GTMO. Indeed, the task force recommended that dozens of detainees who were deemed “high risk” by JTF-GTMO be transferred.

But even the Obama team recommended that 48 of the remaining Guantánamo detainees be held indefinitely. All five Taliban commanders that Obama released last week were in this group.

For Rester, that’s significant. “We had the best military analysts on the planet look at these guys and recommend against transfer,” he says. “And then Obama’s team—this administration’s most knowledgeable, courageous, and liberal legal minds came to the same conclusion. They could not bring themselves to recommend these guys for transfer or release.”

Many of the intelligence officials who have worked on Guantánamo agree with them. In a hearing on June 4, Clapper was asked to assess the likelihood that these individuals would return to the fight on a scale of 1 to 10. Clapper gave one of the men an 8 and the other four a 9.

But Obama and his team are telling the public a different story. “I will not sign off on any detainee coming out of Guantánamo unless I am assured .  .  . that we can sufficiently mitigate any risk to American security,” said Hagel on Meet the Press.

Those risks are not mitigated. They’re enhanced.

“Unless the goal is to increase the combat power of the enemy, they should have remained under U.S. government control,” says one former intelligence official who worked on Guantánamo issues. “Those five in particular should have remained at Guantánamo at least until the last U.S. military person [in Afghanistan] has been withdrawn.”

They will remain in Qatar for one year. They have freedom of movement and can engage in any activities, including propagandising for the Taliban, while they are there. The ONLY thing that the Qataris have agreed to do, according to them, is to prevent the 5 from leaving the country for no more than a year. After that, again per the Qataris, they are free to leave and go wherever they so choose, including returning to Afghanistan and their former lives.

They are free to meet with whomever they choose.

They are free to raise money for the Taliban.

They are free to engage in propaganda.

They are free to seek new recruits.

They are free to train said recruits.

They are free to make bombs in Qatar, which can be delivered elsewhere.

They are free to act as virtual commanders.

They are free to teach radical, virulent Islam.

They are free for a year from any fear of being droned.

They are free, in reality, to pick up where they left off…except for the actual firing of weapons and commanding, in person, people on the battlefield.

They just can’t leave the country of Qatar…for a year (maybe)

It’s really a shame that they will not have access to telephones, sat phones, television, radio, and the internet. Imagine how much damage they could do!?!?!

Oh wait…

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Oh, and Hillary is puffy…

JohnGalt23 on June 17, 2014 at 9:56 PM

When that girdle pops…hope she’s near a terrorist cell.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM

I, for one, think Hillary did a fabulous job with Greta tonight.

me too.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Programming note: I’ll be guest-hosting the Chris Plante Show in Washington, D.C. this week while Plante is on a cruise. We’ll have Bret Baier to help us recap the Hillary interview. You can stream live from 9-noon EST, here!

Now you tell me…

22044 on June 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Smartest Woman In The World©.

F X Muldoon on June 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Is that Glenn Close with Greta?

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

supposed to. If. Heckuva lot of qualifiers there.
Hear you in the morning, MKH.

Where’s the QOTD?

rbj on June 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

I’m saying Yes it is.

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Makes you feel proud that Hill and Will, who were once dead broke, are using their new fortune and stimulating the economy by upgrading the fortifications at Chappaqua.

formwiz on June 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Letting Hillary go on Fox and get tossed softballs was the biggest mistake Fox has made since their inception.

No blows were landed, and no new details save Hillary pinning Obama as being in the oval office were revealed.

30 minutes of non-answers, speculation, and distraction let Hillary off the hook for having not fulfilled the core duty of insuring the security of US Embassies (which is more than just ordering it to be so).

She spoke about the video at the soldier’s funerals for God’s sake, and then said she always said it was terrorism.

She said she never received top-secret urgent cables from Ambassadors.

She said her own people who testified they watched Benghazi in “real time” never happened.

I could go on but what a waste.

HopeHeFails on June 17, 2014 at 10:02 PM

Where’s the QOTD?

rbj on June 17, 2014 at 9:59 PM

Somewhere between 10:30 and 11:00.

crankyoldlady on June 17, 2014 at 10:02 PM

If the unlawful combatants were executed as per the Geneva Convention, this problem wouldn’t exist, nor would keeping Gitmo open be an issue.

sharrukin on June 17, 2014 at 10:03 PM

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM

lol! Made me laugh!:)

thatsafactjack on June 17, 2014 at 10:04 PM

I’m saying Yes it is.

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Makes you wonder if MKH was being sarcastic about HRC doing a fabu job.

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM

thatsafactjack on June 17, 2014 at 10:04 PM

How you be, my Sooner friend? Been laying low…lurking. Hard to constantly get outraged with what’s going on. Hopefully will get excited when we put TW in.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM

One wonders if the bearded gents are cruel enough to make a scene as they leave Qatar next month, or will take pity on Hill and slip out quietly.

HitNRun on June 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM

I know I chuckled…probably just what MKH wanted :) Jackie/COL *waving*

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:09 PM

I’m fine, and I hope you and yours are, too. :) I’ve wondered how you’ve been doing and missed you. Very good to see you. :)

thatsafactjack on June 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM

Why not send them all to Qatar, then? That way we can close down Gitmo!

Uh-oh. I think sarcastically stumbled onto tomorrow’s serious news headline.

Buddahpundit on June 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

Good evening, CoffeeLover. :)

thatsafactjack on June 17, 2014 at 10:13 PM

HRC did a fab job, alright –a fab job of coming down on every side of every issue, blowing smoke etcetera.

Or, if you prefer, a snow job . . .

RedPepper on June 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM

This book tour has been gaffetastic.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 9:53 PM

Sure has. Last week we got to celebrate Eric Cantor’s implosion. This week it’s Hillary’s. Thoroughly enjoying both.

cat_owner on June 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM

thatsafactjack on June 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM

We’re hanging in there. Believe me, I never miss a chance to read your great posts. Always on target. How’s that ’73 T-bird, by the way?

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:15 PM

Oh for the love of Gawd,…make it stop!

HilRod is Weapons Grade Stupidity Sumpin Sumpins:

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 10:15 PM

I know I chuckled…probably just what MKH wanted :) Jackie/COL *waving*

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:11 PM

MyBrainOnKoch didn’t get the joke.

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM

MyBrainOnKoch didn’t get the joke.

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 10:16 PM

mary catherine and i happen to have differing opinions.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I’ve never seen anyone celebrated for doing so much of nothing…except forgiving her sexual predator of a husband over..and over..and over……………..and over.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

Marie Harf
Spokesperson
Daily Press Briefing
Washington, DC
June 5, 2014

AFGHANISTAN

Sergeant Bergdahl / Concerns about Health and Physical Security
Prisoner Exchange / Agreement with Qatari Government / Assurances / Mitigated Risk / Commitment to Close Guantanamo
Violence / U.S. Working Closely with Afghan Government / Importance of Good Relationships with Neighbors

TRANSCRIPT:

1:44 p.m. EDT
*************

We wanted to make sure we got the assurances from the Qataris,

and I have a little more on that today: that we demanded a complete travel ban; we demanded certain security measures be put in place to substantially mitigate the threat that these individuals may pose to the U.S. and our interests. Those demands were met prior to doing this. Those demands were important to us. We wanted to make sure we negotiated for them.

This isn’t to say – I think Elise asked yesterday about house arrest. Not under house arrest. It’s possible someone will see them on the streets of Qatar. But those types of activities don’t threaten our national security interests, and that’s the standard here about substantially mitigating the threat that they will pose. We’re confident in the Qataris that the restrictions agreed upon, and these individuals will be restricted from activities that pose a threat to our national security.

QUESTION: But yesterday you also said, quote, “I think people have confusion about – that eventually what was going to happen anyway.”

MS. HARF: Yep.

QUESTION: Can I –

QUESTION: So if these Guantanamo –

MS. HARF: Well, let me finish his, and then we’ll – yes, please.

QUESTION: If these detainees or prisoners of war, whatever you want to call them, were going to be released anyway, why was this such a great deal?

MS. HARF: Because we got the one American POW in Afghanistan home. And my point yesterday – and this is a broader conversation I think at some point we will all be having about Guantanamo Bay and how we eventually close it – is that the notion that these were the worst of the worst – and look, these were not good guys. I am in no way defending these men. But being mid- to high-level officials in a regime that’s grotesque and horrific also doesn’t mean they themselves directly pose a threat to the United States.

So I think when we were talking yesterday about eventually Guantanamo Bay will have to be closed, we’ve said that’s important. Even former President Bush said that was important. It was opened under his tenure. And we have identified the worst of the – I mean, Khalid Sheikh Mohammed is the worst of the worst. These people that we’ve identified, about 30, will be tried, will be prosecuted. So we need to be very clear when we talk about this. And if you look at the recidivism rate under this Administration with the protocols we’ve put in place – with the standards we’ve put in place, it’s dropped dramatically from where it was in the previous administration. So I think we need to be very clear when we talk about this issue and the threat from here on out, Lucas.

QUESTION: But if the Guantanamo detainees were going to be let out anyway, then we got something for nothing?

MS. HARF: No. Flip it, Lucas. If they were eventually likely going to be released, if we could get the one American POW we had back for something that was going to happen eventually, without firing a shot, without putting another American serviceman in harm’s way to get him back through some sort of riskier operation, I think many people, including many members of Congress, have spoken up throughout the years that they think that would be a deal they would take.

QUESTION: Are the suspects in Qatar at the moment going through any kind of reintegration process?

MS. HARF: I don’t have more details on that. Again, I had a little more additional details today about the restrictions. We’re confident in the assurances the Qatari Government has given us.

QUESTION: I’m just wondering: Is it not correct that also within this bucket there are people that the Administration doesn’t know what to do with because some of the evidence against them cannot be submitted into the courts because it’s too tainted because of the procedures under which it was taken?

MS. HARF: I don’t have all the details on that middle group of people. But what I do know – and I think some folks – some of – former, actually, prosecutors at Guantanamo and others have been out there talking about the process who know more about it than I do. But where we were able to get enough evidence to charge people there, we have said we’re going to, and that’s the first bucket of about 30 people. And it’s been how many years now – 13, 12 – since many of these guys have been there? We’ve had a lot of time to build cases. So for that middle group, as I said yesterday, it’s unlikely that they will be added to the group that’s going to be prosecuted.

QUESTION: But is that not because they’re not considered the worst of the worst? I believe there are some people who are considered very dangerous within that group.

MS. HARF: And that is accurate to say.

QUESTION: It’s more that you can’t get the evidence to prosecute them?

MS. HARF: Well, right. I’m not saying – I’m not speaking for that group broadly. I was speaking for those five when I would say these five aren’t the worst of the worst.

QUESTION: You stand by that: They’re not the worst of the worst?

MS. HARF: It doesn’t mean they’re good guys. I am in no way – it’s not my job to get up here and defend them. I think – and look, they were mid- to high-level officials in an incredibly repressive, violent regime, and it’s because – that’s why they were brought to Guantanamo, not because of their ties to al-Qaida – some of them may have had some – but because of their role in the Taliban very early on in the war.

QUESTION: So it’s not your –

MS. HARF: But that doesn’t mean they directly threaten the United States national security. We feel like we’ve sufficiently mitigated that.

QUESTION: So it’s not your contention then that they were among this group of hardened –

QUESTION: The Camp 7 guys.

QUESTION: — yeah, terrorists that could not be released, could not be approved for their release, but couldn’t be prosecuted?

MS. HARF: I’ll see if there’s more details for you on that. Again, these guys – we believe for these five what’s important now is that we believe we have sufficiently mitigated the risk, through our agreement with the Qatari Government that they will not be able to threaten the U.S. national security in the future.

QUESTION: For one year.

http://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/dpb/2014/06/227174.htm
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Daily Press Briefing- June 5, 2014

June 5, 2014: U.S. Department of State Daily Press Briefing by Deputy Spokesperson Marie Harf in Washington, DC.

http://video.state.gov/en/video/3608088971001

canopfor on June 5, 2014 at 7:37 PM

canopfor on June 6, 2014 at 9:55 AM

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

I’m saying Yes it is.

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

CoffeeLover: Gooooooooooooooooo Evening CL:0

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:15 PM

lol! You’re too kind. :) I can’t believe you saw that and remembered. She’s a beauty, and gets far too much attention.:)

thatsafactjack on June 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

mary catherine and i happen to have differing opinions.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 PM

It only took you 20 minutes…

I, for one, think Hillary did a fabulous job with Greta tonight.

me too.

ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 17, 2014 at 9:58 PM

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

That’s Hillogical demthinking.

CTSherman on June 17, 2014 at 10:22 PM

Mry catherine and i happen to have differing opinions. ThisIsYourBrainOnKoch on June 17, 2014 at 10:18 Pm

Along with different spellings of her name.

I mean,, it’s posted up top.

You could at least try to get that right.

Minimal effort.

wolly4321 on June 17, 2014 at 10:24 PM

Qatar , as in
” the single largest international hub for havala funding of muzzlim brotherhood “?
Qatar, as in
” the nodal point for tollybonn money laundering banking system “?
Qatar as in
” home of algore and aljazeera “?
Qatar as in
” friends of Mooch who buy her expensive thongs “?
Sure, they’ll help keep America safe.
Also, that sound you hear is a pig flying past my window :O

burrata on June 17, 2014 at 10:25 PM

HRC did a fab job, alright –a fab job of coming down on every side of every issue, blowing smoke etcetera.

Or, if you prefer, a snow job . . .

RedPepper on June 17, 2014 at 10:14 PM

rofl. She sure don’t know any other job.

cabra viejo on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

thatsafactjack on June 17, 2014 at 10:21 PM

Always lurking…even if not commenting. I remember you talking about your ’73 T-bird some months back. I would never forget something like that. Classics, baby, they don’t make em like that anymore.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Every time she opens her mouth she proves how unfit she is to hold ANY public office.

easyt65 on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

What a stupid woman. The Taliban Five Terrorists are the equivalent of generals and as such don’t have to be on the battlefield and probably shouldn’t be. All they need to be is in a position to communicate with those who are on the battlefield and now they are.

VorDaj on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Hello my great Northern friend. Excellent updates as usual. Thanks :)

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Exactly.

onlineanalyst on June 17, 2014 at 10:31 PM

If they’re as safe as Killary suggests she should go visit them in Qatar.

Wear a pink pantsuit, Cankles….

viking01 on June 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Maybe the Five Guys Named Mo will hashtag their plots to fellow travelers.

onlineanalyst on June 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM

Just for fun….

Ask all of your Democrat friends if they agree with Hillary about the Taliban 5 not being a threat to the U.S.A.

Find out how many Democrats are even aware of the Taliban 5 being released.

The U.S.A. is in deep trouble if Hillary is the smartest candidate the Democrats have to run for President!!!

wren on June 17, 2014 at 10:32 PM

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 10:20 PM

Hello my great Northern friend. Excellent updates as usual. Thanks :)

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:28 PM

CoffeeLover: I’m here to serve:0

canopfor on June 17, 2014 at 10:33 PM

The U.S.A. is in deep trouble if Hillary is the smartest candidate the Democrats have to run for President!!!

She’s the Dem Bob Dole…it’s her turn.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:34 PM

The Clintons tend be much like the Bush family in terms of their love of the oil rich Arabians, Qatar included. Hence their desire to jump wild into Syria on behalf of the “freedom fighters”…you know the guys we now know who are running around calling themselves the ISIS.

Lesson: All the oil arab countries are lying backstabbers and certain politicians. political hacks, and political analysts in this country always take their view of things for some reason. It is of course, as has been pointed out, bipartisan and very elite….same country club maybe?

William Eaton on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM

Old Billy boy sure has been quiet. She really should sneak back home and flick on the bedroom lights.

msupertas on June 17, 2014 at 10:37 PM

hillary is right they are no threat to us since they are safely ensconced in gitmo….oh wait.

warmairfan on June 17, 2014 at 10:37 PM

Lesson: All the oil arab countries are lying backstabbers and certain politicians. political hacks, and political analysts in this country always take their view of things for some reason. It is of course, as has been pointed out, bipartisan and very elite….same country club maybe?

William Eaton on June 17, 2014 at 10:35 PM

If only the U.S.A. had its own oil resources that we were willing to bring to market, the Arab oil countries would have much less power in the world.

wren on June 17, 2014 at 10:39 PM

I’m saying Yes it is.

CoffeeLover on June 17, 2014 at 10:01 PM

Makes you wonder if MKH was being sarcastic about HRC doing a fabu job.

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 10:06 PM

Nice subtle bit of snark. I can’t decide which of CLose’s roles MKH had in mind in the comparison to Hill. Cruella de Vil in 101 Dalmatians? Gutless in Hook? Fatal Attraction? The Stepford Wives? Or one of the many other weird and wacko villains in Close’s repertoire? Maybe a composite of all of them as Close seems to specialize in playing characters you never want to be in the same room with.

INC on June 17, 2014 at 10:43 PM

I didn’t realize there was no phone or internet service, no paper or pens, no foot or vehicle traffic in or out of Qatar. Whew, cuz for a minute there, I thought that whole Bergdahl swap thing was a dangerously bad idea.

I’m not sure who the bigger box of rocks is – Clnton or Rice Then again, Obama’s profound lies and stupidity are fluffed over by the news media. Wondering why they’re not doing a better job of covering for her? Exactly MSM = misogynists = war on women

MistyLane on June 17, 2014 at 10:50 PM

Pretty sad that Fox News has been the easiest interview Hillary has gotten.

mypalfish on June 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Every time she opens her mouth she proves how unfit she is to hold ANY public office.

easyt65 on June 17, 2014 at 10:26 PM

Are you kidding me? I wouldn’t trust her to clean the cat’s litter box, much less any job or office, public or private.

MistyLane on June 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM

What the hell is wrong with this woman, seriously, what the hell is wrong with her? This has gone beyond simple political posturing, it’s as if she literally doesn’t understand the most basic facts of every situation.

Bishop on June 17, 2014 at 11:00 PM

They are free to meet with whomever they choose.

They are free to raise money for the Taliban.

They are free to engage in propaganda.

They are free to seek new recruits.

They are free to train said recruits.

They are free to make bombs in Qatar, which can be delivered elsewhere.

They are free to act as virtual commanders.

They are free to teach radical, virulent Islam.

They are free for a year from any fear of being droned.

They are free, in reality, to pick up where they left off…except for the actual firing of weapons and commanding, in person, people on the battlefield.

They just can’t leave the country of Qatar…for a year (maybe)

It’s really a shame that they will not have access to telephones, sat phones, television, radio, and the internet. Imagine how much damage they could do!?!?!

Oh wait…

Resist We Much on June 17, 2014 at 9:57 PM

Yeah, because these TERRORISTS have to leave Qatar to harm us. -HRC

We have a bunch of willful idiots running the country. There will be another attack. A terrorist doesn’t sit in prison and think happy thoughts towards its captors. They want revenge. They must be laughing at our stupidity.

conservative pilgrim on June 17, 2014 at 11:07 PM

Yes, there is absolutely nothing between her ears. She will make an excellent replacement for Obama.

leader4hru on June 17, 2014 at 11:08 PM

aahhh… the gift that keeps on giving

whatabunchoflosers on June 17, 2014 at 11:13 PM

What a fuc&ing moron this chick is.

Jaibones on June 17, 2014 at 11:28 PM

They must be laughing at our stupidity.

conservative pilgrim on June 17, 2014 at 11:07 PM

hell I laugh at our stupidity- those who voted for this load of crap and those of us that let it happen have all reaped what has been sown, and now it’s left up to those of us adults that are left to pick up the pieces and put humpty back together again…

…and we will

whatabunchoflosers on June 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM

Ladies and gentlemen, the next president of the United States!

We. Are. Doomed.

FireBlogger on June 17, 2014 at 11:54 PM

That’s right Hillary!

And you’re not a danger unless you’re in office or near a microphone.

Moronic-tool-that-you-are…

notta_dhimmi on June 18, 2014 at 12:21 AM

Senator Clinton, you are gaff-tastic. Please keep digging that hole.

Conservchik on June 18, 2014 at 12:35 AM

So….they can’t communicate from Qatar?

WTF. And she wants to be President?

SMH. HeadDesk.

ProfShadow on June 18, 2014 at 1:09 AM

I refuse to listen to this biatch or read any posts about her:

Waste of time, HA!

Sherman1864 on June 18, 2014 at 3:11 AM

Pretty sad that Fox News has been the easiest interview Hillary has gotten.
mypalfish on June 17, 2014 at 10:53 PM

Thanks for confirming this so I did not have to watch it.

Hillary would not come on FOX unless they promised her to go easy.

Sherman1864 on June 18, 2014 at 3:14 AM

Pretty smart strategy, for Fox to go easy on her this early, really. There’s plenty of campaign left.

Grace_is_sufficient on June 18, 2014 at 3:58 AM

This has been explained, even so HRC supporters can follow.

But once again.

Our 4 star generals don’t need to be afield, and probably should not be.

Top down planning can be mush more visionary and strategic than bottom-up planning (mobs).

For example, these five 4 star generals could be planning how to use BHO’s border chaos to get (more?) WMDs into the US. Now. In Qatar.

Not to worry.

ha_tspc on June 18, 2014 at 4:01 AM

“Those five men they are, right now, not a danger if they are kept where they are supposed to be kept

Gosh Hillary, wasn’t that Gitmo?

She sounds dumb enough to trust Bill sleeping overnight in a sorority house?
But this too she knows will be a disaster for America…and she vehemently supports it.

Don L on June 18, 2014 at 4:20 AM

Say, Hillary, did you ever get a chance to find out how the Blind Sheik was able to contact the MB to work out problems amongst its factions while sitting inside a jail in the US? It was through his lawyer.

When you are in Gitmo it is very hard to contact the outside world.

Qatar is part of the outside world.

That is all that is needed to coordinate events, and the first cellphone they can each get their hands on will be more than enough to reach out and bomb someone.

Hillary you aren’t even living in the 20th century but in Bizzaro World.

ajacksonian on June 18, 2014 at 5:47 AM

Pretty smart strategy, for Fox to go easy on her this early, really. There’s plenty of campaign left.
Grace_is_sufficient on June 18, 2014 at 3:58 AM

Not really. The only strategy here is to get you to watch or read the post.

Hillary will only do softball on Fox or she will not be back.

Think she will be on NPR again any time soon after the beating she took on gay marriage??

Sherman1864 on June 18, 2014 at 5:49 AM

ISIL swept through Iraq, laying siege to Baghdad, but it’s too early to tell if our gains have been lost? What. A. Moron.

crrr6 on June 18, 2014 at 6:44 AM

I love it when she says dumb things.

petefrt on June 18, 2014 at 6:59 AM

Not really. The only strategy here is to get you to watch or read the post.

Hillary will only do softball on Fox or she will not be back.

Think she will be on NPR again any time soon after the beating she took on gay marriage??

Sherman1864 on June 18, 2014 at 5:49 AM

Exactly. This first Fox interview made Hillary feel nice n cozy. So she’ll be back.

And then they’ll start asking real questions. Why turn her off before the campaign has even begun?

Grace_is_sufficient on June 18, 2014 at 7:17 AM

“In Qatar with an agreement that has been entered into, they are supposed to be constrained from what they can do, and certainly they are not supposed to be permitted to travel,” Clinton explained. “In that situation, they are not a threat.”

Went full-retard. You never go full-retard.

Pale Rider on June 18, 2014 at 7:27 AM

Killery is getting to be more tiresome each time she’s interviewed. She looks old and worn.

Cherokee on June 18, 2014 at 8:07 AM

“In Qatar with an agreement that has been entered into, they are supposed to be constrained from what they can do, and certainly they are not supposed to be permitted to travel,” Clinton explained. “In that situation, they are not a threat.”

“Those five men they are, right now, not a danger if they are kept where they are supposed to be kept, but we still have to worry about the Taliban and everything they could be doing,” she added.

But what if they get hold of a pen and a phone?

Yankee Doodle on June 18, 2014 at 8:19 AM

LOL.

Yes, it’s not like one (or more) of these terrorists could ever get through our carefully guarded borders, now is it Hillary?

I mean, surely if they tried, one of our trusty Border Patrol agents would look up from the Guatemalan baby whose dirty diaper he’s busy changing, and make a mental note of it, right?

AZCoyote on June 18, 2014 at 8:24 AM

What an irresponsibly stupid statement.

Uh, oh yeah, Hillary. It goes without saying, then.

socalcon on June 18, 2014 at 8:33 AM

Hillary on Taliban Five: They’re not a threat to the U.S. because they’re going to be in Qatar

New theory. Someone is forcing her to run and she’s trying to quickly torpedo her campaign because it’s almost 5pm somewhwere?

Tsar of Earth on June 18, 2014 at 8:34 AM

glad to have you back in DC MKH; if only for a brief return visit. and you have to say “i am making quotatin marks with my fingers” at least once during the week.

t8stlikchkn on June 18, 2014 at 8:37 AM

Fox put enough makeup on that witch, she looked almost decent. Killary is still clinging to the video as partial reason for the attack but is willing to wait until all the facts are out, as long as the investigation is not partisan or political. She says we have a deal with Qatar to keep the 5 for a year. Uh huh. We were promised we could keep our doctors and our plans, too.

Kissmygrits on June 18, 2014 at 9:09 AM

I, for one, think Hillary did a fabulous job with Greta tonight.

Seriously?

Ask Bret Baier directly on the radio today whether he and Greta had to negotiate all questions with Team Hillary in advance.

This is standard operating procedure for all these celeb pols, at least the Dims. The Xlintons are notorious for it.

Toocon on June 18, 2014 at 9:35 AM

Hmmm. I guess then we have to look at how we accused poor Osama Bin Laden of the 9/11 attacks. I mean, he was in Afghanistan. And don’t get me started on KSM. Poor man. We just wanted to pin the planning of 9/11 on him just because he’s Muslim…and in Afghanistan.

NavyMustang on June 18, 2014 at 10:35 AM

I never thought she was bright enough to run the local school board, but her comments this week really do make me think she’s had a stroke.

Jaibones on June 18, 2014 at 10:38 AM

“These five guys are not a threat to the United States,” says Clinton. “They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

So her argument is terrorists in Pakistan & Afghanistan can never be a threat to US citizens? Lets consider that.

Where was Bin Laden when we killed him? Pakistan.
Where did the 9/11 hijackers come from? Afghanistan.

Good thing people who want to harm the US in Afghanistan and Pakistan can’t harm the US, otherwise Bin Laden & the 9/11 terrorists could have done some real damage… fortunately they didn’t hurt anyone at all; because they could only possibly be a threat to Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Oh, that or Hillary is an idiot. Yeah, I wish what she said were true, we’d have avoided a lot of trouble… but she’s an idiot.

gekkobear on June 18, 2014 at 11:25 AM