Secretary Clinton: Assassination Plot ‘Conceived and Directed from Tehran’
12:02 PM, Oct 13, 2011 • By THOMAS JOSCELYN
Here is what Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had to say during an interview with NBC’s Today Show about the Iranian plot to kill Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S.
Secretary Clinton has a habit of speaking “truth to power” when it comes to state sponsors of jihadist terrorism. First, she called out Pakistan for its duplicity in the hunt for al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden and other high-ranking terrorists. Now, she has pointed the finger at Tehran for this latest plot.
Clinton deserves praise for her bluntness in this regard. There are many in the U.S. government and in the commentariat who spend most of their time pretending that our terrorist enemies do not have any state backing, despite mountains of evidence indicating they do. Still, "speak(ing) out strongly against it" will do little to nothing.
Thomas Joscelyn is a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.