Clinton: Israel Makes Its Own Decisions on Peace

(AP) Secretary of State Hillary Clinton acknowledged the limits of U.S. power Thursday in a combative exchange with an Al-Jazeera reporter, saying, "We can't stop a lot of countries from doing things that we disagree with and we speak out against." "Israel is a sovereign country and it makes its own decisions," Clinton said. Clinton pointed out that Israel has reasons to be cautious. "You often make decisions based on your own experience and history," she said. "And when the Israelis pulled out of Lebanon they got Hizbullah and 40,000 rockets and when they pulled out of Gaza they got Hamas and 20,000 rockets."

2011-01-14 08:32:11

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