Hillary Clinton: I Think My Own ‘Reset’ With Russia Was a ‘Brilliant Stroke’
Clinton: Russian Reset ‘Brilliant Stroke’ (Washington Free Beacon)
In an interview with the BBC on Thursday, Hillary Clinton spun her Russian “Reset” policy as a “brilliant stroke.”
“You famously pressed the reset button. Are you embarrassed by that now, that gesture?” a BBC host asked Clinton.
“No I think it was a brilliant stroke which in retrospect it appears even more so, because look at what we accomplished. Between the Russian invasion of Georgia in August 2008, which of course torpedoed relations between United States and the Russia for good reason. We come into office, and for that period of time, the interregnum if you will, Medvedev is President, Putin is Prime Minister, and there were jobs that we wanted to get done.We wanted to get Russia on board with tough sanctions against Iran. We wanted to have a new START Treaty to limit nuclear weapons. We wanted to get their help in transiting across through huge country to get things we needed into Afghanistan. We got all that done,” Clinton responded.