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U.S. seeks to ‘reset’ relations with Russia

The Obama administration has been talking about “pressing the reset button” with Russia after relations “crashed” when Russia invaded Georgia last August.

When Secretary of State Hillary Clinton greeted Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov in Geneva on Friday before sitting down to their working dinner, she presented him a small green box with a ribbon. Insclide was a red button with the Russian word “peregruzka” printed on it.

“I would like to present you with a little gift that represents what President Obama and Vice President Biden and I have been saying and that is: ‘We want to reset our relationship and so we will do it together.'”

Clinton, laughing, added, “We worked hard to get the right Russian word. Do you think we got it?” she asked Lavrov.

“You got it wrong,” Lavrov said.” Both diplomats laughed. “It should be “perezagruzka” (the Russian word for reset,) Lavrov said. “This says ‘peregruzka,’ which means ‘overcharged.'”

Are you telling me there’s not one person in the whole State Department who knows how to read and write Russian? And Hillary wasn’t done for the day yet.

Hillary Clinton Rewrites History in Front of Puzzled Europeans

Members of the European Parliament in Brussels were shaking their heads today after Secretary of State Hillary Clinton incorrectly said U.S. democracy is older than Europe’s. Clinton compared Europe’s multi-party political system to our two-party version: “It is hard enough with two parties to come to any resolution, and I say this very respectfully, because I feel the same way about our own democracy, which has been around a lot longer than European democracy.”

Europeans trace their Democratic tradition back thousands of years to the days of classical Greece. Later Secretary Clinton raised eyebrows again when she mispronounced the names of two of her EU counterparts.

Clinton’s gaffe: You say Solana, I say Solano

Hillary Clinton came to Brussels on a mission: to show Europe that the days of America thinking it is bigger, better, brighter than everywhere else were over. But her strenuous efforts were undermined by a series of minor gaffes that left the officials scratching their heads.

At a lunch, Mrs Clinton bungled the name of the EU external relations commissioner, Benita Ferrero-Waldner, calling her Benito, of all things. Javier Solana, the EU foreign policy chief, became Solano from her lips.

Are you telling me there’s not one person in the whole State Department who vets her remarks or prepares her for these appearances on the international stage?

See also:
Button gaffe embarrasses Clinton
Language Expert Comments on Hillary Clinton’s Russian Language Gaffe: What a Difference a Couple of Letters Make!
Clinton: First Slip of the Tongue then Major Gaffe
Clinton gaffe: US has an older democracy that Europe
Gaffe Watch: Hillary Tells Europeans U.S. Democracy Much Older Than Europe’s
And We Thought Biden Was the Gaffe Machine
Tongue-tied Clinton gets warm welcome
Biography of Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation Sergey Viktorovich Lavrov
Sergey Lavrov
European Commission – Commissioner Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Benita Ferrero-Waldner
Welcome to the Homepage of Javier Solana
Javier Solana
U.S. Department of State

Wow, three major gaffes in front of an international audience, all in one day, she must be taking lessons from Joe Biden. Hard work in the service of your country Hillary, take a break!

/and then she climbed back into her clown car for the clown caravan back to the clown cottage