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.
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