Hillary’s claim of bringing peace to Ireland is full of blarney

Hillary Clinton had no direct role in bringing peace to Northern Ireland and is a “wee bit silly” for exaggerating the part she played, according to Lord Trimble of Lisnagarvey, the Nobel Peace Prize winner and former First Minister of the province.

“I don’t know there was much she did apart from accompanying Bill [Clinton] going around,” he said. Her recent statements about being deeply involved were merely “the sort of thing people put in their canvassing leaflets” during elections. “She visited when things were happening, saw what was going on, she can certainly say it was part of her experience. I don’t want to rain on the thing for her but being a cheerleader for something is slightly different from being a principal player.”

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One Response to Hillary’s claim of bringing peace to Ireland is full of blarney

  1. philedwards207 says:

    CNN reports as follows:

    A Washington Post blogger accused Clinton in January of exaggerating her involvement in Northern Ireland.

    But former Democratic Senate majority leader George Mitchell, who was a U.S. special envoy to Northern Ireland, told CNN that while Clinton was not directly involved in negotiations, she did play a helpful role in bringing in women’s groups that made a difference.

    Mitchell is a Democratic superdelegate and has not publicly endorsed Clinton or Obama.

    Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, was also involved in the process. He recalls one late-night meeting with former President Bill Clinton, Sen. Clinton and Sinn Fein leader Gerry Adams.

    “There was a discussion of how the IRA would decommission its weapons. And I know that Sen. Clinton was part of that meeting,” King said.

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