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Hillary Clinton: I ‘Could Not Have Predicted’ That Al Qaida Would Take Over Iraq
The Daily Caller ^ | 12 Jun 2014 | Patrick Howley

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-Qaida’s Bush-era presence in Iraq, adopting a version of its current name as early as 2006.

Clinton, the Obama administration’s first Secretary of State and a presumptive 2016 presidential candidate, admitted that she underestimated ISIS in an interview Thursday with NPR’s Terry Gross at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York City.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bhomiddleeast; cicobama; clinton; hillary; hillaryisdumb; iraq; isis; oif; soshillary
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Clinton also notably failed to classify the Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram as a terrorist group during her time at the State Department, which made it more difficult to prosecute the group that recently abducted a classroom full of Nigerian schoolgirls......................This is the formidable and best qualified candidate according the zombi liberals.
1 posted on 06/12/2014 6:22:47 PM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shows why he’s the world’s most dangerous man (ISIS leader in Iraq)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166656/posts


2 posted on 06/12/2014 6:23:22 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I will raise $2Million USD for Cruz and/or Palin's next run, what will you do?)
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To: mandaladon

“I read about it in the paper!”


3 posted on 06/12/2014 6:24:12 PM PDT by Viennacon
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To: mandaladon

I thought the libs said she’s the smartest woman in the world! What the heck!


4 posted on 06/12/2014 6:25:31 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: mandaladon
Hillary Clinton: I ‘Could Not Have Predicted’ That Al Qaida Would Take Over Iraq,

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.

5 posted on 06/12/2014 6:26:26 PM PDT by Carry_Okie (ObamaCare IS Medicaid: They'll pull a sheet over your head and send you the bill.)
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To: mandaladon
Gee...we wonder why she couldn't...


6 posted on 06/12/2014 6:26:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: mandaladon

G/D Socialist Wh.....


7 posted on 06/12/2014 6:26:54 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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To: mandaladon

Biden knew:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166863/posts

BIDEN: “I am very optimistic about Iraq. I think it’s gonna be one of the great achievements of this administration. You’re gonna see 90,000 troops come marching home by the end of the summer. You’re gonna see a stable Iraq that is actually moving toward a representative government…I’ve been impressed by how they’ve been deciding to use the political process rather than guns to settle their differences.”

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This was Biden’s comment February 11, 2010


8 posted on 06/12/2014 6:26:58 PM PDT by GOPJ (#2 reply spot RESERVED for Tokyo Rose comments: "nothing works - give up - it's all hopeless".)
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To: mandaladon

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.


9 posted on 06/12/2014 6:27:14 PM PDT by JudyinCanada
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

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.


10 posted on 06/12/2014 6:27:56 PM PDT by himno hero (hadnuff)
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To: mandaladon

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.


11 posted on 06/12/2014 6:28:39 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: BenLurkin

12 posted on 06/12/2014 6:29:06 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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To: mandaladon

Really? then you’re not smart enough to be president.


13 posted on 06/12/2014 6:30:07 PM PDT by TBP (Obama lies, Granny dies.)
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To: 2ndDivisionVet

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was released from Camp Bucca prison in Iraq by the Obama administration in 2009 under her watch.


15 posted on 06/12/2014 6:31:42 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: GOPJ

I truly believe Biden does not hear a word he says.


16 posted on 06/12/2014 6:32:19 PM PDT by VerySadAmerican
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To: mandaladon

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?!?!?!


17 posted on 06/12/2014 6:33:11 PM PDT by joethedrummer
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To: mandaladon

“...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!


18 posted on 06/12/2014 6:33:15 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: GOPJ

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.


19 posted on 06/12/2014 6:33:38 PM PDT by ifinnegan
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To: mandaladon

20 posted on 06/12/2014 6:34:45 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (I don't have 'Hobbies.' I'm developing a robust Post-Apocalyptic skill set...)
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To: mandaladon
Obama photo: Obama dfghfgh.jpg Two screw-ups lost Iraq. Good jobs Barky, Shrillary! Together they wouldn't make a good school board member.
21 posted on 06/12/2014 6:36:09 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: mandaladon

No kidding.
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.


22 posted on 06/12/2014 6:36:21 PM PDT by blueunicorn6 ("A crack shot and a good dancer")
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To: mandaladon
Shut up Hillary..


23 posted on 06/12/2014 6:36:53 PM PDT by Dallas59 ("Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you will be")
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To: mandaladon; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Liz; GOPJ

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.


24 posted on 06/12/2014 6:37:26 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: mandaladon

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.


25 posted on 06/12/2014 6:39:30 PM PDT by blueplum
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To: mandaladon

How many feet can she get in her mouth?


26 posted on 06/12/2014 6:40:50 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Taliban, Fast and furious, VA, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: mandaladon

27 posted on 06/12/2014 6:43:42 PM PDT by dontreadthis
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To: sickoflibs

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......


28 posted on 06/12/2014 6:44:15 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (s)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

More like dumbest rock in the box.


29 posted on 06/12/2014 6:44:29 PM PDT by SAJ
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To: mandaladon

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?


30 posted on 06/12/2014 6:45:17 PM PDT by huldah1776
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To: mandaladon

Limited intelligence a and imagination are a terrible thing to waste.

The Kankles can go anytime. No wonder Mr. Bill messed around.


31 posted on 06/12/2014 6:46:17 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: mandaladon
Progressive policy to eliminate any negative reference or conotation as regards Islam (forbidding mention of Islam, shariah, jihad, infidel, allahu akbar, kaffir etc involved in incident) intentionally leaves the media, our military, our educational institutions, religious institutions deaf, dumb, blind, stupid ...utterly defenseless.

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.

32 posted on 06/12/2014 6:46:29 PM PDT by wtd
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To: dontreadthis

Nasty.Very Nasty.


33 posted on 06/12/2014 6:51:22 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: mandaladon

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.


34 posted on 06/12/2014 6:53:35 PM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

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.


35 posted on 06/12/2014 6:58:18 PM PDT by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: mandaladon

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?


36 posted on 06/12/2014 7:00:32 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: GOPJ
Did Biden forget that it was Bush that signed the order to bring the troops home from Iraq before obama was even elected?
37 posted on 06/12/2014 7:02:34 PM PDT by al_c (Obama's standing in the world has fallen so much that Kenya now claims he was born in America.)
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To: mandaladon

She’s not equipped to make those decisions, either, right? Just like she wasn’t equipped to deal with security matters...


38 posted on 06/12/2014 7:08:04 PM PDT by logi_cal869
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To: dontreadthis


39 posted on 06/12/2014 7:11:40 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: mandaladon
Hillary, you couldn't predict the sun rising in the morning. That's just how it is with you.....there's "no there" there.

Indecent bitch, you may have power but you have no class.

40 posted on 06/12/2014 7:12:13 PM PDT by stboz
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To: mandaladon

No doubt. Brain damage from stroke is a terrible thing.


41 posted on 06/12/2014 7:14:11 PM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: mandaladon

WE KNOW YOU COULDN’T, HILLARY. WE KNOW.


42 posted on 06/12/2014 7:15:34 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (Gone Galt; Not averse to Going Bronson.)
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To: mandaladon

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
Freegards
LEX


43 posted on 06/12/2014 7:16:33 PM PDT by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: ConservativeStatement

Looks like a Lewinski moment to me.


44 posted on 06/12/2014 7:16:56 PM PDT by Kickass Conservative (THEY LIVE, and we're the only ones wearing the Sunglasses...)
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To: mandaladon

She could not have predicted that the Cubs would loose either.


45 posted on 06/12/2014 7:18:44 PM PDT by SkyDancer (If you don't read the newspapers you are uninformed. If you do read newspapers you are misinformed)
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To: mandaladon

Everybody else could, Hilly. We could see it in a heartbeat.


46 posted on 06/12/2014 7:19:54 PM PDT by NonValueAdded (Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi or Atty General Holder, who brought more guns to Mexico?)
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To: Dilbert San Diego; Impy; NFHale; GOPsterinMA; BillyBoy; fieldmarshaldj; Perdogg; Liz; GOPJ
RE:”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??? “

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.

47 posted on 06/12/2014 7:20:38 PM PDT by sickoflibs (King Obama : 'The debate is over. The time for talk is over. Just follow my commands you serfs""')
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To: 2ndDivisionVet
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi shows why he’s the world’s most dangerous man (ISIS leader in Iraq)
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3166656/posts


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

48 posted on 06/12/2014 7:21:49 PM PDT by rdcbn
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To: Chode; dontreadthis

No kidding. That’s repulsive.


49 posted on 06/12/2014 7:26:14 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: mandaladon

Billary’s Presidential aspirations are slipping away from her grasp before they even begin to have substance.


50 posted on 06/12/2014 7:49:12 PM PDT by JustTheTruth
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