Thursday, January 28, 2010

Clinton Takes Break from Haiti to Push Iranian Sanctions

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the head of America's emergency response to Haiti, was in London for a meeting on Afghanistan and Yemen. Instead Mrs. Clinton pushed sanctions on Iran. The AP reported:

Iran leaves the world no recourse but to apply penalties aimed at curbing a fast-track nuclear program, U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday.

So the National Intelligence Estimate on Iran went from a dormant nuclear weapons effort to fast track? Did we skip a few steps in the acceleration game? Does Israel need cover for their nuclear strike, threatened for what seems like five years?

Regarding Haiti, did Mrs. Clinton get USAID back to the world's premier development agency in one week's time? Shortly after she shared her vision at the Peter G. Peterson Institute, the earthquake devastated an impoverished Haiti.

Let's hope the world responds as well to future disasters as it does to war.