Clinton Takes Bush-Bashing to Pakistan

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Posted: Oct 29, 2009 1:09 PM
After she prayed at the shrine for Muslim saint Muhammad Iqbal in Lahore today, Secretary of State continued her 3-day visit to Pakistan and delivered remarks to university:

As a way of repudiating past U.S. policies toward Pakistan, Clinton told the students “there is a huge difference” between the Obama administration’s approach and that of former President George W. Bush. “I spent my entire eight years in the Senate opposing him,” she said to a burst of applause from the audience of several hundred students. “So, to me, it’s like daylight and dark.”

Isn't that nice.  It's so refreshing how this administration continues to look to the future and doesn't bend over backwards to appease other countries.  Oh wait...


Image Source: AP

I really have to wonder how dignitaries from foreign countries--like Pakistan--would react if they visited the U.S. and we took them to pray at our National Cathedral.  Am I wrong in assuming they wouldn't be happy, and may even consider us... intolerant? 

I'm not criticizing Clinton or Pakistan for the vigil held at the shrine--I think it's lovely and important to recognize and have a healthy respect for different countries and their cultures.  But one has to wonder... are we held to the same standard?