July 25, 2014

Clinton’s Laughable Revisionist History on Russia Reset

Hillary Clinton’s revisionist history of her record on Russia is growing remarkably more absurd by the day.

In an excerpt from her interview with CNN’s Fareed Zakaria, Clinton makes eyebrow-raising claims about her record on Vladimir Putin’s Russia. Clinton first claims that she – the individual who met with Russia’s Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and hit the symbolic ‘reset’ button before scores of reporters – was actually “among the most skeptical” of the policy.

So while Clinton has been patting herself on the back for a ‘reset’ policy, which she recently dubbed a “brilliant stroke,” she’s also oddly claiming to have been a skeptic all along.

One minute later, Clinton makes the claim that her views on Russia hardened even further when Vladimir Putin announced he would reclaim the role as President of Russia in the fall of 2011. However, that comes months before her spring 2012 interview with CNN, in which she brushed off GOP criticism of the Administration’s weakness toward Putin’s Russia, and actually declared the country an “ally” of the United States.

Sorry Secretary, it’s too late to hit the ‘reset’ button on your record with Russia.