Remember the crap Sarah Palin got?
In an attempt to criticize President Trump for how he is handling the escalating tension with North Korea, Hillary Clinton embarrassed herself by demonstrating she knows little about the Korean peninsula.
During an interview on “The Rachel Maddow Show,” the failed 2016 presidential candidate said “The president has basically insulted and attacked South Korea. South Korea is literally, you know, within miles of the border with North Korea. They would be so at risk if something were done by Kim Jong Un.”
Of course, South Korea borders North Korea — it is not miles away.
Clinton did not blink at this mistake, nor did Maddow correct her. Watch the embarrassing gaffe above.
Video at the link
Yep, THAT coulda been our President. We certainly dodged a bullet there.
How far from the 59 states is N. Korea?
while we’re on things Hillary said:
@Bill… Deplorable Me: It was 60 states. He said he had been to 57 or 58 and had 2 more to go.
Didn’t Hillary tell of her 1st flight to SK as Sec of State having to quickly corkscrew in to avoid missle fire? After deplaning, she had to run a zig zagging gauntlet 2 miles down the runway, just to avoid NK sniper bullets whizzing by her head. She was later awarded the Purple Heart, for a serious cankle sprain, as reward for her bravery.
Hillary Clinton is entirely and literally correct. The two nations DO NOT share a common border. The national borders of North Korea and South Korea are separated by a non-national demilitarized zone that is 160 miles long and 2.5 miles wide. This has been the case since 1953.
@Oneirishman: All that is true, but I thought the purple heart was for a case of clap she got over there.
@Greg: uh oh! not true Greg:
I think you’ll find by definition that the border between the Koreas is the DMZ. It’s still a border separating the two countries.
@Greg: Yeah, I’m SURE that’s what she was thinking. Sheesh.
People who do a lot of talking make mistakes. The point is, this is only a galactic event when it is a conservative making the statement. Hillary said something stupid. For once, she was merely mistaken, not outright lying.
I’m sure it was. The fact that the national borders are effectively 2.5 miles apart is—or should be—common knowledge. The separating DMZ was part of the UN agreement that put the Korean War on hold. The arrangement has stood to the present day. The two countries haven’t shared a conventional common border for 64 years.
Neither country exercises sovereign authority over the DMZ that separates them. A nation’s border is the line where the recognized sovereign authority of its government ends.
@Greg: Um-hum. That Hillary, what a genius. Cmon, Greg, admit it. Hillary is somewhat less than a god.
The dmz is only a zone that is demilitarized. No one said it’s not the border only that they can’t militarize it.
@Greg: right, and that would be called a border.
yes, correct, not at the DMZ. the DMZ is only a zone where no military units can go. The people can go there, just not military.
Just keep working with Bill and I and maybe the light will begin to filter in.
@Greg: You did hear Maxipad Waters say that if NK dropped a bomb on us that Trump would get us into a war, right? She’s another example of the bright stars of the left.
Uh, no. There’s a fenced Civilian Control Line on the southern side of the DMZ that keeps civilians well away from the edge of DMZ itself. The DMZ is too dangerous to allow people to even approach it. On the northern side of the DMZ you have electrified fences and a band of land filled with landmines. The only place where the borders actually meet in any conventional way is in the Joint Security Area. Wildlife thrives in the DMZ, because human activity and presence within the area is virtually nonexistent. Maybe that’s the bright side of the situation.
You know, Greg, rather than go through all of these mental gymnastics and nit-picking, wouldn’t it be easier to just say that Hillary was probably thinking about Seoul when she said South Korea?
It would have the benefit of being probably true.
Because nobody, but nobody believes that she was making such a fine distinction as you are claiming.
It’s not a fine distinction, it’s a factual situation. Mexico and the United States share a common agreed-upon border. It’s a line where two sovereign nations meet. Fences notwithstanding, you can step from one country into the other. Canada and the United States share a similar common border.
North Korea and South Korea are separated by a 2.5 mile-wide no man’s land. At the center is a Military Demarcation Line. The Military Demarcation Line actually defines a sort of Mexican standoff point. Governments of the North and South have both claimed to be the legitimate government of the entire country, essentially denying that there even is a separating border.
Clinton was speaking to the reality of the situation. The nations are separated by a 2.5 mile-wide DMZ. Maddow didn’t even think the statement to required clarification.
You are attributing to intellect what is more probably simple error.
In other words, you’re trying too hard, Greg.
On the contrary, some unidentified nitwit at LifeZette is falsely attributing an offhanded statement reflecting the actual reality of the Korean border situation to a lack of intellect on the part of someone who clearly has no informational deficiencies with respect to the matter in question. Nor does Maddow, who understood exactly what Clinton meant. Figuring that out isn’t rocket science, though some grasp of the situation on the Korean peninsula and how it came about might be prerequisite.
Total BS. Don’t you have access to satellite photos? Look at the DMZ, there is nothing physical to separate if from either country. No fences, no guards. It’s certainly more open and a lot less guarded than the border between us and mexico. Why are you pushing this? Just to make Hillary look more intelligent? If you want her to appear more intellegent you need to put a bug up her ass.
the landmines must not work if wild life is thriving there. Which is it?
So now it’s not a DMZ, it’s a ‘no man’s land’. Is this official, or Greg’s opinion, recently invented?
Two more changes in name? ‘No man’s land” and “Military Demarcation Line” No Greg, the term is DMZ.
So Madcow knew ‘exactly’ what Clinton meant, but you can’t figure which of the four things you have named it, just above is what her name for it is. Rocket science or not, you haven’t been able to come up with the name for it. But I will say, from the satellite photos, there are people living in the DMZ.
“Military Demarcation Line” is an actual term referring to something very specific. Look it up.
“No man’s land” is a more general term, but it precisely describes what the area surrounding the “Military Demarcation Line” is. If you don’t believe me, look that one up too.
The fact that someone doesn’t know what terms mean doesn’t demonstrate that the terms are meaningless. It only demonstrates a lack of certain information.
So let’s see if I’ve got this all figured out. You know what all those things mean, but if someone says’ Border” you don’t have a clue? Ok, yeah, now I understand.
Yeah, I know what those things mean.
I also understand the meaning of the term “pig headed.”
Maddow did what all you liberals do; you don’t LISTEN to what one of your liberals says. Like when Hillary said she was going raise taxes on the middle class (accurate or faux pax?) and the crowd roared. You don’t listen to what these people say, you just cheer their mouths moving and noise coming out of it. This is why you routinely select such terrible “leaders”.
The “border” is the 38th parallel. The DMZ is mostly within N. Korean territory. No matter how you try to twist it, your explanation of Hillary’s stupid gaff doesn’t float, although it should, considering what it is composed of… which DOES float.
Liberals simply cannot admit a mistake. Liberals are infallible and conservatives are racist, misogynistic homophobes; this is what has to be promoted for failed liberals (racists, misogynists and homophobes when they need to be) appear superior.
Hillary misspoke. She said something stupid. Like when Obama or Bush did it, it did not reflect on their intelligence, but the way they scramble to cover the mistake up certainly says a lot about their character.
@Bill… Deplorable Me, #26:
This entire string of comments demonstrates the right’s need to obsessively believe and defend every trivial, dumb-ass propaganda meme the pinheads who crank them out pitch into the internet echo box, no matter how illogical they seem to any reasonably thoughtful person.
The underlying absurdity with this one is an unstated assumption that a graduate of Yale Law School, who’s also a former First Lady, a two-term U.S. Senator, and a former four-year United States Secretary of State, has never looked at a map and observed the proximity of North to South Korea, or informed herself concerning the demilitarized buffer zone between them, which divides one of the most heavily militarized areas on the planet. It means that the actual, real world border of South Korea—a military ally we’re committed to protect—is literally 2.5 miles away from North Korea’s actual, real world border, to and concentrations of heavy artillery that could reduce one of the most densely populated national capitals to ruins in a matter of hours.
Willingness to accept such ridiculous assumptions without question reveals much. One thing it reveals is how the clueless casino owner and reality TV host presently in the White House got there. Trump is a reflection of our growing national cluelessness—of the possibility that we could become so dumb as a nation that we won’t even suspect how dumb we are.
No, the only context for a stupid slip of the tongue is how you liberals harped and harped and harped and harped on any time Bush misstated something or the invented missteps of Palin, which you leftists contrived then foisted them off as HERS.
So, each dumb remark becomes the IQ test of the speaker because you leftists made it so. It means Obama really thinks there are 59 states, there is an Austrian language or Marine Corps is pronounced “corpse”. It means that despite her Yale (racist institution) education, Hillary thinks miles separate North and South Korea along their common border (the 38th Parallel, not DMZ… that is not the border).
Biden is a different case; he IS an idiot.
So, stop pretending conservatives are being unfair. We are merely playing YOUR game by YOUR rules. You want it different? Try to act like an adult for a while.
You should just consider yourself lucky she didn’t drop another N-bomb.
Another damn sock puppet…
as in ‘self descriptive’? So how did it happen that you can’t find the definition of ‘border’? Let’s give you a quiz. If there is a country that is totally surrounded by a body of water, say the Atlantic Ocean. Does it have a ‘border’?
@Bill… Deplorable Me:
yeah, kinda like when Maxipad Waters said, If NK drops a nuclear bomb on us, Trump gonna get us into a war. I’m expecting Greg to defend that statement.
@Greg-Another damn sock puppet…: Your new handle? Most people would hesitate to self identify that way, but, whatever……
No, that’s just an outright stupid statement made by someone struggling to find something to criticize Trump on. But, no doubt, Greg’s liberal research team could find some weak and silly premise to pretend to believe it was not insane.
Maybe you’ll like this better. There’s a border separating North Korea from South Korea; it just happens to be a line that’s 2.5 miles wide:
Or maybe you won’t.
It kind of sounds like they’re separated by 2.5 miles, doesn’t it? You know, like the former Secretary of State said.
@Greg: The border is the 38th Parallel. The DMZ is a result of a ceasefire; there isn’t even an armistice or treaty ending the Korean War. Just a truce ending the shooting… temporarily.
So, if that was Hillary’s tortured, twisted thinking (as opposed to a tortured, twisted excuse made for her by one of her sycophants), she is an idiot.
@Bill… Deplorable Me, #35:
The 38th parallel was the dividing line separating the Soviet and U.S. occupation zones in Korea following the surrender of Japan. The U.N. decided in 1948 that it would become the dividing border, but neither North nor South Korea have ever recognized it as such. So far as national boundaries go, it’s nothing more than an historical artifact. The reality is that the two nations are separated by a 2.5 mile-wide demilitarized buffer zone that has existed since 1953.
If the 38th parallel were officially recognized as the border, North Korea would become larger, and South Korea would become smaller.
@Greg: The 38th IS the border and, in #26 above, I pointed out that much of the DMZ was in northern territory. Tell me, if there had been no Korean War, what WOULD most likely be the “border” today?
He’ll Greg, just admit it; Hillary can make mistakes. She ISN’T a god. She screwed up. Lord knows, it’s not the first time.
Somebody suggested that she is?
@Greg: Yeah, all you who worship her, defend her corruption and crimes and argue she can do no wrong.
@Greg: It’s kinda funny that you link an article that says that the DMZ was designated as the border between N and S Korea at the end of WWII. Is that the best you can do? The border today is the DMZ that was established in 1953. But that pretty picture of that fence that it says was erected in 1945 actually is along a section of the DMZ from 53. You might want to check out your feature links before linking to them. But, as I said the other day. Look at a satellite map of Korea and you will see many many villages ‘within’ the DMZ Tell you what. pull up Google map and search for this coordinate 37.7729736, 126.6315518 That will put you inside of a village that is less than 4000 feet from the middle of the DMZ ( in other words, ‘inside your 2.5 mile DMZ) and the other side of the DMZ is even less than 4000 feet to the nearest settlements of the N Koreans.
@Greg: It kind of sounds like they’re separated by 2.5 miles, doesn’t it? You know, like the former Secretary of State said. Is Hillary sticking with the 1945 border? or is that a Greg invention? I can’t believe any human would quote Hillary……no, wait,…. nevermind……….
@Not UI: Hillary knows that and knows the names of all the people in those villages. She a genius that never makes mistakes.