Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton’s clarity on threats in North Africa (refutes Obama inaugural, endorses preemption)
Posted on 01/25/2013 9:38:26 AM PST by Seizethecarp
LET ME underscore the importance of the United States continuing to lead in the Middle East, North Africa and around the world, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Wednesday in testimony to Congress. When America is absent, especially from unstable environments, there are consequences. Extremism takes root, our interests suffer and our security at home is threatened.
The outgoing secretarys statements were particularly striking when compared with President Obamas inaugural address Monday, which promised to end a decade of war in favor of nation-building at home, and with the White Houses current approach to Mali.
...White House policymakers argue that the group doesnt pose a direct threat to the United States.
Ms. Clinton evidently doesnt agree. People say to me all the time, well, AQIM hasnt attacked the United States, she said. Well, before 9/11, 2001, we hadnt been attacked on our homeland since, I guess, the War of 1812 and Pearl Harbor. So you cant say, well, because they havent done something they are not going to do it.
Ms. Clinton offered Somalia as an example of an effective U.S. response to such a threat. Over a period of several years, U.S. military forces carried out drone strikes and raids against al-Qaeda leaders and trained local forces, while diplomats patiently worked to foster a new and more representative Somali government.
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Does the Hildebeast advocate pre-emptive strikes like she did on Bill’s Bimbo Eruptions?
Or maybe she just wants to “Vince Foster” the oppostition.
I find it very interesting that the WaPo Ed Board has gone out of its way to highlight and in effect endorse HRC’s warning to Barry.
Well, then, the 2012 election results are the proof of such a proposition: that citizens can, indeed, be misled and fooled by "the WORDS of leadership," followed by a "dismal" failure of leadership on behalf of liberty and individual freedom.
Gates and Jones were telling him not to go into Libya & Egypt. He did it cause the wimmen told him to.