Skip to comments.Hillary Clinton: I ‘Could Not Have Predicted’ That Al Qaida Would Take Over Iraq
Posted on 06/12/2014 6:22:47 PM PDT by mandaladon
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton admitted that she could not have predicted the effectiveness of the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group that seized control this week of two major Iraqi cities.
The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), which has pledged allegiance to al-Qaida since 2004, captured the western Iraqi cities of Tikrit and Mosul, expanding its influence across the entire Sunni-dominated western region of Iraq in addition to Syria where it remains one of the strongest rebel factions fighting dictator Bashar al-Assad. The group, led by enigmatic terrorist Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, evolved out of al-Qaidas Bush-era presence in Iraq, adopting a version of its current name as early as 2006.
Clinton, the Obama administrations first Secretary of State and a presumptive 2016 presidential candidate, admitted that she underestimated ISIS in an interview Thursday with NPRs Terry Gross at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.
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Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shows why hes the worlds most dangerous man (ISIS leader in Iraq)
“I read about it in the paper!”
I thought the libs said she’s the smartest woman in the world! What the heck!
Well seeing as she was warned that they would do just that and chose to ignore those warnings, I find that confession quite understandable. Perhaps we should seek a candidate for President with better reading comprehension.
G/D Socialist Wh.....
BIDEN: I am very optimistic about Iraq. I think its gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration. Youre gonna see 90,000 troops come marching home by the end of the summer. Youre gonna see a stable Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government Ive been impressed by how theyve been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.
This was Bidens comment February 11, 2010
Well, for the smartest women in the world, you’re not too bright, Hellary.
Even I, of stunningly average intelligence, could have told you that when you are bound, bent and determined to remove all of your troops, and give the enemy your timeline, what do you think is going to happen? What else COULD happen.
Yes, we have crushed them, decimated and they are on the run.
Wasn’t that the line our greate creator of the arab spring spoke?
His objective was a north African caliphate and he is meeting his personal goals. Worst part? AT America’s expense.
In the meanwhile he wants to disarm us.
Welcome to the new America.
Really - the rest of us could. If you just sit on your hands and do nothing while a threat gathers and allow it start marching and still do nothing and just let them keep taking over one territory after another that’s what happens.
Really? then you’re not smart enough to be president.
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was released from Camp Bucca prison in Iraq by the Obama administration in 2009 under her watch.
I truly believe Biden does not hear a word he says.
Wait a minute...
I thought we INVADED Iraq JUST for oil! -So that Bush and Cheney could get RICHER!
What’s this? TERRORISTS are now taking over as soon as we pull out??? JUST like George W. said they would???
HOW can this be?!?!?!
“...she ‘could not have predicted’ the effectiveness of the al-Qaida-affiliated terrorist group that seized control this week of two major Iraqi cities.”
You f-@#$%^&! laid the GROUNDWORK, Beotch!
I think Biden’s comment was true enough for many of the Iraqis.
But there were always wolves at the door, held at bay by our presence and force.
This, from the person who gets up every morning and looks out the window and asks what the big shiny thing in the sky is.
Speaking of Hillary spinning, she did an interview on left-wise NPR and the lib host was quizzing her on flip flopping on gay marriage, and Hillary was snipping at her telling her she is distorting what she was saying.
Angry Hillary face,
The host asked her if her two different positions were political based (obviously) and Hillary got snippy saying that she evolved, she really thought it was wrong most of her life.
I only saw this because I keep Chris Hayes on before Kelly show (I cant watch O Reilly) and he did a segment on it, and his three Dem guests laughed at her after his playing the clip.
how could a statesman not understand that when a power vacuum is created, power will flow to fill the vacuum. Zero turned away from Iraq and redirected to Afganistan. Now it’s time for him to eat his peas.
How many feet can she get in her mouth?
That clip on homosexual marriage is really amazing.
The host said she wanted to clarify because Hillary had given unclear answers. And Hillary talked back to the host, saying that she was trying to distort Hillary’s words, which were unclear to begin with.
Somehow I get the feeling you should not talk back to the interviewer like that. You just generate bad feelings and make yourself look like a fool. Host says she wants to clarify the position, and Hillary said, no you don’t want to clarify??? What the heck????
I do hope that Terry Gross’ taxes are in order......
More like dumbest rock in the box.
Couldn’t predict because you had to do a real job. Now how about predicting the results of the Bergdahl trade by applying this experience, eh?
Limited intelligence a and imagination are a terrible thing to waste.
The Kankles can go anytime. No wonder Mr. Bill messed around.
Of course this includes her royal thighness, Hillary Clinton, as deaf, dumb, blind and unable to predict the obvious.
Yet, incredibly, she still believes herself qualified to run for the position of CiC for 2016.
I still think Larry Klayman should try to obtain through the FOIA the liquor tab of Hillary’s private jet/entourage while SecState. Could explain a few things.
Shrillary klintoon can predict many things: that she will lie again, that she has no idea where the $6,000,000,000.00 missing on her watch in the state dept is, that she has no recollection of anything that might have been her responsibility or fault, that she will drink excessively again, that huma will be her BFF (with “benefits”), thast she will get more obese, that she will get uglier both outside and in, that she is a communist and will remain a communist, that she should go to prison for her many crimes, that she killed vince foster, that she essentially killed the 4 American heroes at Benghazi...and so forth.
Funny ... the moonbats didn’t give Bush that same benefit of doubt. How could he have known that Al Qaeda insurgents would turn Iraq into the mess it became?
She’s not equipped to make those decisions, either, right? Just like she wasn’t equipped to deal with security matters...
Indecent bitch, you may have power but you have no class.
No doubt. Brain damage from stroke is a terrible thing.
WE KNOW YOU COULDN’T, HILLARY. WE KNOW.
She does seem to grasp much of anything related to real life. She is dead broke, dead stupid, an pretty much dead to the real world
Looks like a Lewinski moment to me.
She could not have predicted that the Cubs would loose either.
Everybody else could, Hilly. We could see it in a heartbeat.
Exactly, Hillary's claim is plausible but that she did it for politics is even MORE plausible than that is.
And the question asked her was perfectly logical.
But whining like she did sends the message that she is covering up something, and insecure too.
Glad you saw it and shared your thoughts.
Guess Hillary never could have predicted that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would be leading the army that has over run Northern Iraq when she and Obama released him from Gitmo in 2009 either
No kidding. That’s repulsive.
Billary’s Presidential aspirations are slipping away from her grasp before they even begin to have substance.