(1) What is the meaning of "spoiled for choices" in the following: For long the US has dithered in adopting a hardline with the Pakistani dictator fearing it might destabilise him. With fresh evidence of the return of the Al Qaeda to its business of dealing death to the "infidels", the Bush administration isn't exactly spoiled for choices. Not anymore. (2) What is the meaning of "clued-up" in the following: So many failed IED's should normally be a surprise in the case of well-trained, clued-up and experienced terrorists. (3) Can the phrases "to take a pot shot", " to shoot from the hip or hip-shooting" and "to take ( or shoot or kick or is - I'm not sure which verb is correct) a long shot" be used interchangeably/ are synonimous.
From choice - Idioms - by the Free Dictionary, Thesaurus and Encyclopedia. (It's free ),
be spoilt for choice
to have so many good possible choices that it is difficult to make a decision.
Ex: With 51 flavours of ice-cream to choose from you are spoiled for choice.
In the context you provided, it states that 'the Bush administration isn't exactly spoiled for choices.'