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Irish Amnesia…

March 28, 2008

(AP) Hillary- Poster child for Irish Amnesia

The old joke goes like this this: Question– “What’s the definition of Irish Amnesia? Answer– “You forget everything except the grudges.”

Well, Hillary it seems has a wee bit of a problem when it comes to remembering her involvement in policy matters when she was the wife of the President of the United States of America. Rather than rewind the entire history of her self described “accomplishments” let’s go to todays “History According to Hillary.”

Today, Hillary’s belief that she was a driving force in the Irish peace process has bubbled up to the surface of the MSM’s collective conscience. It seems that Hillary had a bit-o-bad luck this St. Patrick’s Day. Not only did the “30 Seconds over Bosnia” Sniper story come back to bite her, but her “Magical Thinking” about her role in the Irish peace process is, no pun intended, “in their sites.” Here’s what a real Irishman, who was there, has to say:

“It’s crazy for Hillary to say she played a role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland. … She seems to be confusing her record with her husband’s,” said Robin Wilson, founder of a Northern Ireland think tank, Democratic Dialogue.

In a December 2007 interview with ABC News, Clinton said: “In just the last few weeks, the new leaders of the Northern Ireland government, Dr. Ian Paisley and Martin McGuinness, made a special effort to see me. Why? Because I helped in that process, not just standing by and witnessing, but actually getting my hands into it, creating opportunities for people on both sides of the sectarian divide to come together.”

Clinton’s longtime claims to have played a difference-making role in Northern Ireland attracted no criticism until the buildup to St. Patrick’s Day this year. To some ears, her most recent comments have raised a false impression that she helped produce the landmark Good Friday peace accord of 1998. (Full Story)

For Hillary, St. Patrick’s Day is turning out to be more like Groundhog’s Day (The Movie). I just hope that she’s never elected President as I would hate for her to answer the phone at 3:00 am and forget just who are our allies and who is the enemy. DSW