Nobel Peace Prize winner John Hume, speaking on a nationally syndicated radio show yesterday, talked about Sen. Clinton’s work in Northern Ireland–her “people-to-people approach, her generous use of time in meeting with the various sectors of the region, her interest in the real concerns and needs of the people of Ireland, and her focus on peace.” He also talked about Clinton’s contributions through her lecturing at the University of Ulster’s Tip O’Neill Chair of Peace Studies on the subject of ‘Peace in the Modern World’. “I have no doubt, given Hillary Clinton’s commitment to peace in the world, as President of the United States, she would give such leadership,” Hume concluded.
In another recent interview, Hume said “I am quite surprised that anyone would suggest that Hillary Clinton did not perform important foreign policy work as first lady. I can state from firsthand experience that she played a positive role for over a decade in helping to bring peace to Northern Ireland.”
Recently, former Senator George Mitchell also validated Sen. Clinton’s claims that she was part of negotiating the peace process in Northern Ireland, after these claims were questioned. “She was helpful and supportive, very much involved in the issues, knew all of the delegates,” Mitchell said. “She accompanied President Clinton on each visit he made to Northern Ireland, made several visits of her own. Her greatest focus was on encouraging women in Northern Ireland to get in and stay in the political process, the peace process. And I have said publicly many times and wrote in my book, the role of women in the peace process in Northern Ireland was significant. It did make a difference in the process, so as I said I think it was a helpful and supportive role.”