Skip to comments.Clinton critical of Obama foreign policy, says 'failure' to act in Syria created vacuum for jihad
Posted on 08/10/2014 12:56:53 PM PDT by McGruff
Hillary Clinton, the front-runner among potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidates, is sharply distancing herself from President Obama's foreign policy, particularly in Syria, as Americans appear to continue losing confidence in his handling of key international affairs.
Clinton, who as secretary of state was Obamas top diplomat, suggested during an in-depth interview with The Atlantic magazine that the presidents foreign-policy mantra of dont do stupid stuff lacked sufficient depth.
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Bill Clinton Staff = Obama Staff = Hillary Clinton Staff
Amazing how so-called educated democrats can't see failure coming.
“Stock up on popcorn. “
After picking myself off the floor from laughing so hard.
She’s running as a Republican?
As far as leadership goes, it's incredibly weak. It just means deniability for any mistake made by an underling -- "Hey, I told them not to do stupid stuff -- and the next thing I knew, my golf game gets interrupted with news that the world is on fire! It's not my fault!"
Got to distance Hillary from Obama, you know.
She’s right here, but she’s also massively complicit in this approach to foreign policy.
Bill Clinton may have been many things, many if most of them less than savory, but he is almost always spot on when making an analysis of foreign affairs. The fact that the Former Occupant of the Oval Office, 1993-2001, thinks the Current Occupant is just about a complete doofus is pretty telling.
But Bill is secretly gladdened that the bumbling efforts of the Current Occupant make Herself, Madame Benghazi, the Cold & Joyless, appear to be the “voice of reason”. Never mind that Herself is fully as culpable of the events in Benghazi, as the Current Occupant. That will be “old news” by 2016.
If Herself does not inadvertently reveal the fact that she is in truth a very sickly old lady, almost totally incapacitated by brain injuries and physical disabilities that make her stamina questionable at best.
Already posted, I think.
Oh yes - Clinton was all over Al Qaeda back in the day and hunted down Osama bin Laden with missile strikes...oh wait...yeah, that never happened...he sat back and didn’t do anything but retreat, like Obama...and then we had 9/11...
Clinton cut the intelligence community to almost nothing...
Obama has done the same thing....as well as major cuts in the military...
Ever heard of Pusan...When the Korean War started - that’s the last place we held until re-enforcement could start turning the tide...almost lost that one...same thing, big war over - must cut everything - then it bites us in the a$$...
Gosh - I wonder who was Secretary of State when we failed to get a “Status of Forces” agreement with Iraq?
Would ISIS be doing anything in Iraq except digging graves if we’d still had a residual force stationed there?
I don't know about a failure to act in Syria. I could never conclude that there were identifiable good guys and bad guys involved in the fighting in Syria. But it was beyond negligent and stupid to not use air power against ISIS as soon as it began invading Iraq, and all during the time they were convoying and attacking around northern Iraq.
Oh, yes, she’s running to the right of Jeb, I’ve heard.
she’s got Fox here, as usual, keeping her in the headlines.
But he did act. He sent in weapons, supplies, and money. Guess what it bought.
Hillary is lamenting him not doing more for the friends of al Qaeda and ISIS/ISIL.
Hillary is basically taking a shovel and hitting herself in the face with it, when she makes statements like this.
You need to explain why not acting in Syria created the ISIS problem.
Don't forget, Obama is on the side of the rebels in Syria. Many of the ISIS fighters were former rebels fighting in Syria. We were (secretly via Benghazi) supplying the rebels with weapons. I presume that some of those weapons are now in the hands of ISIS. Maybe many, many of these weapons.
Am I wrong about this?
Whatever happened to our drone force? They haven’t seemed to use them at all up until now. WTF are they for, if not to deter groups like ISIS/ISIL?
If this administration doesn’t pull its head out pretty soon, Israel is going to be almost completely surrounded by a radical massive Islamic state.
Sounds good to me.
Failure to act in Syria?
Does that mean arming the people who are now ISIS?
They’re trying to deny it, but that’s my take. IMO we were the midwife for ISIS/ISIL.
Obama is too stupid to figure it out, and you know McCain isn’t going to admit to it.
These two bastards have screwed up so badly, there ought to raise a monument in Washington, D. C. to the two idiots, and herald how stupid public figures can be.
So Hilly wanted us to be on the side of ISIS. Now that’s stupid.
Don’t believe me. Look at her! LOL
I know you were agreeing good naturedly.
Hildabeast is running. And it is NOT gonna be pretty for us.
I find myself asking more and more often: Can Obama really be that stupid and incompetent, or does he want the worst of the Islamic terrorists to win?
If he wanted to advance the Islamic terrorists cause, doing precisely what he has done, and has not done in the Middle East, would have been the best possible support he could have given them.
as BILL CLINTON said and HILLARY PLAGERIZED
I do think he’s doing what he wants, advancing the Islamic world cause.
Is this evidence of brilliance, or an addled mind? For me it’s the latter.
There has seldom been a more ignorant man when it comes to world affairs. The Islamists, Marxists, and Leftists in this man’s life have destroyed any loyalty or respect for our own nation, but also for the whole of Western Civilization.
This guy isn’t just selling us out.
Yes. And she is using fox channel to do so
There's Trouble In Paradise
Hitlery kissing a guy? That is so uncommonly heterosexual of her.
She's running as a NeoCon. Seriously, she has hired the prominent NeoCon Fred Kagan as an advisor.
At least until Rand Paul crashes and burns. If he gets the GOP nomination, the Neocons will vote for Hillary before they vote for Rand Paul.
“Shes right here, but shes also massively complicit in this approach to foreign policy.”
Based on history, and her disgusting commentary, she has a long way to go to convince anyone informed that she is still not a textbook America-hating liberal Marxist. At least Willy had the sense to back off his Marxism when he had to. Not her.
It began with the proIslamist Obama Administration’s assistance in the “arab spring” (since known as the Al Qaeda Spring).
They ushered in Islamic theocratic rule across the middle east.
Hillary Clinton even boasted of credit for the war crime torture/abuse/murder of a POW named Momar Gaddafi “WE came, WE saw, HE DIED!!!”
RE: #34, Gawd, what stupid people!!
A little late Hillary.
K. Ernst Rohm bump.
I thought that was Killary's middle name.
Gee, what a masculine looking individual. Notice Obama going right for that. Oooo
What a fag.....and so is the guy with the glasses on his head.
Obama’s foreign policy is exactly the same as Hillary’s “smart power”.
(Anyone else recall her burbling about that idiocy?)
And lo, speak of the idiot Hillary and a thread shall appear!
Hillary is not even a good liar any more. The same exact approach was used in Iran. Yet, there was no mysterious vacum filled by terrorists. Hillary is simply lying to cover the fact thay she supported IS when it was still part of Al Nusra. You support terrorist like Hillary and Obama did, and you end up with Syria, Egypt and Libya.
>>> Hillary is basically taking a shovel and hitting herself in the face with it, when she makes statements like this.
LET. HER. TALK. some more.