When politicians dig up the word "unprecedented", it's usually to sandbag past failures. President George W. Bush peppered his Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned report with unprecendented's. Author Frances Townsend used so many "U words", she didn't have room for the hospital with the highest patient death toll. Fran said politics never impacted Homeland Security.
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton unleashed the sandbag relative to Israeli settlements in Palestinian Territories.
"What the Prime Minister has offered in specifics of a restraint on the policy of settlements . . . is unprecedented," Mrs Clinton said.Her comments come after a decade of U.S. futility in restraining settlement growth. I would call Hillary's gall unprecedented, but it's clearly Bush-like.