Hillary's Touting of 'Reformer' Assad?

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  1. diehardgator1
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    When told Assad father killed 25,000 of his people Hillary responded but Assad is a reformer. And people want this nut case to be the next president

    "On the March 27, 2011, Clinton insisted, "There’s a different leader in Syria now. Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer." (The Washington Post gave this remark three Pinocchios. Clinton later backtracked.) Yet, ABC, NBC and CBS have not reexamined the comments in the wake of the attack or its accuracy.

    The Post explained Clinton's statements and subsequent spin:

    Hillary Clinton is known for making provocative statements, but few have generated such a firestorm as her comment last week that the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, may be a reformer. She made her remarks after "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer noted that Assad’s late father had killed 25,000 people during an uprising against his regime. Clinton responded by noting that the son was now in power and he was a "different leader."

    http://mrc.org/biasalerts/following...s-attack-will-media-remember-hillarys-touting
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    Assad is a liar. He says all the right things but does all the wrong things. His brother is more sadistic than he is and commands Libyan version of the Iraniam rev guard...Reminds me of Saddams sons
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    Did you read your link?

    Hillary didn't state Assad is a reformer, she said members of Congress did.
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    Hillary Clinton is known for making provocative statements, but few have generated such a firestorm as her comment last week that the president of Syria, Bashar al-Assad, may be a reformer. She made her remarks after "Face the Nation" host Bob Schieffer noted that Assad’s late father had killed 25,000 people during an uprising against his regime. Clinton responded by noting that the son was now in power and he was a "different leader."

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    Who in congress said Assad is a reformer? Link? She was the Secretary of State at the time with full knowledge of this animal.
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    She didn't say it.....re-read your link.

    You've taken it out of context and giving it a good spin. :crazy:
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    I saw her say it on TV.
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    Didn't you read the original link? The answer to your question is there.
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    That link is wrong. Try this real life video. She deflects by saying that members of congress said that he's a former, when we have ZERO proof of her assertion.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eP3h9g_TnT4
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    :facepalm:
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    Name one congressman that said that Assad is a reformer. Give us proof, please.
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    Read the original link......Please!
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    She said that at the beginning of her interview before stating that some members of Congress said Assad is a reformer....the interview took place last March. Long before these current events.

    Rick already posted this.....

    http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q...7A221E8CCE68E036032E7A&view=detail&FORM=VIRE2
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    She certainly appears to be citing those remarks as a way to reassure her audience about Assad, she is doing nothing to imply that she thinks they are mistaken, so really, what does your point prove? Does anyone have these Congressmen on the record to whom she is referring, or is this a pretty typical political rhetorical device of appeal to authority and appeal to numbers at once (the "most experts agree ____" device).
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    I did not see one Pub name mentioned.
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    Another made up non issue from the right wing hive mind.

    The fear of HRC in 2016 is palpable.
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    These are Democrats where's the proof of both party's?
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    I don't like hiding behind "others say ...." If you believe it, say it. If not, don't bring it up.
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    Good point, river.

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