U.S. Totally Retains Moral Authority in Lybia

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Iron E-Newswire Official Transcript

Mrs. Clinton:  Good morning everyone.  Can you hear me okay?  Well, as some of you may already know, we have begun imposing an arms embargo and unilateral sanctions against Mu’uammar Gaddafi and his regime.  The situation in Lybia has come to the point where we feel this action is both justified and entirely necessary, and furthermore, we are confident it will seriously disrupt both his network of operations and his ability to move weapons and forces on the ground.

Iron E-News:  Mrs. Clinton, this is Mr. Jolt with Iron E-News.  Good morning and congratulations to both you and the President.  Does this signal a new era for U.S.-Iranian relations?

Mrs. Clinton:  I’m not sure what you mean.  Are you referring to Lybia?

Iron E-News:  Iran—the arms embargo that we are helping Iran to impose on Lybia.  Is this a sign of good things to come between the two countries?

Mrs. Clinton:  No, this is strictly a U.S. led action.  We are not working in tandem with any other country.

Iron E-News:  Right.  Of course.  But to be clear.  The U.S. is leading the way in helping Iran to cut off its financial flow and stop the shipment of weapons, etc. to Lybia?

Mrs. Clinton:  No.  Mr. Jolt why do you keep bringing up Iran?  Iran has nothing to do with this.  The U.S. is freezing assets and the U.S. is stopping all shipment of military items.

Iron E-News:  Yes, of course.  The U.S. is in charge.  One more question.  When did we gain authority over Iranian governmental matters?  Was this a part of—

Mrs. Clinton:  Iran has nothing to do with it!  This is U.S. money and U.S. weapons!

Iron E-News:  (long awkward pause)

Mrs. Clinton:  Alright then.  Any more questions?

Iron E-News:  Mrs. Clinton—it’s Russia isn’t it?  (I knew it.  I knew it had to be the Russians.)

End of transcript

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