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Clinton critical of Obama foreign policy, says 'failure' to act in Syria created vacuum for jihad
Fox News ^ | August 10, 2014

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 Obama’s top diplomat, suggested during an in-depth interview with The Atlantic magazine that the president’s foreign-policy mantra of “don’t do stupid stuff” lacked sufficient depth.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; Russia; Syria
KEYWORDS: 2014election; 2016election; alqaedaspring; arabspring; benghazigate; election2014; election2016; israel; obamadoctrine; obamaforeignpolicy; obamagotgaddafi; obamaswars; proislamist; russia; syria; waronterror; whywefight; wot
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1 posted on 08/10/2014 12:56:53 PM PDT by McGruff
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To: McGruff

Bill Clinton Staff = Obama Staff = Hillary Clinton Staff


2 posted on 08/10/2014 12:59:03 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: McGruff
And yet she carried out his "Don't do stupid stuff" policy, to a tee.

Amazing how so-called educated democrats can't see failure coming.

3 posted on 08/10/2014 12:59:05 PM PDT by Salvavida (The restoration of the U.S.A. starts with filling the pews at every Bible-believing church.)
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To: McGruff

“Stock up on popcorn. “

After picking myself off the floor from laughing so hard.


4 posted on 08/10/2014 12:59:30 PM PDT by Usagi_yo (I don't have a soul, I'm a soul that has a body. -- Unknown)
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To: McGruff

She’s running as a Republican?


5 posted on 08/10/2014 1:02:18 PM PDT by Publius ("Who is John Galt?" by Billthedrill and Publius now available at Amazon.)
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To: McGruff
the president’s foreign-policy mantra of “don’t do stupid stuff” lacked sufficient depth.

Ya think?

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!"

6 posted on 08/10/2014 1:02:31 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy ("Harvey Dent, can we trust him?" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBsdV--kLoQ)
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To: McGruff

7 posted on 08/10/2014 1:04:12 PM PDT by struggle
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To: McGruff

Got to distance Hillary from Obama, you know.


8 posted on 08/10/2014 1:04:30 PM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: McGruff

She’s right here, but she’s also massively complicit in this approach to foreign policy.


9 posted on 08/10/2014 1:04:38 PM PDT by ilgipper
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To: McGruff

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.


10 posted on 08/10/2014 1:07:15 PM PDT by alloysteel (Most people become who they promised they would never be.)
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To: McGruff

Already posted, I think.


11 posted on 08/10/2014 1:08:09 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: McGruff

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$$...


12 posted on 08/10/2014 1:09:01 PM PDT by BCW (ARMIS EXPOSCERE PACEM)
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To: McGruff

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?


13 posted on 08/10/2014 1:09:19 PM PDT by Stosh
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To: McGruff
Clinton critical of Obama foreign policy, says 'failure' to act in Syria created vacuum for jihad

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.

14 posted on 08/10/2014 1:09:27 PM PDT by Will88
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To: Publius

Oh, yes, she’s running to the right of Jeb, I’ve heard.

Why not?

she’s got Fox here, as usual, keeping her in the headlines.


15 posted on 08/10/2014 1:10:10 PM PDT by stanne
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To: McGruff

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.


16 posted on 08/10/2014 1:10:49 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: ilgipper
She’s right here, but she’s also massively complicit in this approach to foreign policy.

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?

17 posted on 08/10/2014 1:12:46 PM PDT by InterceptPoint (Remember Mississippi)
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To: Will88

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.


18 posted on 08/10/2014 1:12:51 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: DoughtyOne
Hillary is basically taking a shovel and hitting herself in the face with it, when she makes statements like this

Sounds good to me.

19 posted on 08/10/2014 1:14:17 PM PDT by McGruff ("We're Leaving Behind a Sovereign, Stable, and Self-Reliant Iraq" - Obama in 2011)
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To: McGruff

Failure to act in Syria?

Does that mean arming the people who are now ISIS?


20 posted on 08/10/2014 1:14:19 PM PDT by cripplecreek ("Moderates" are lying manipulative bottom feeding scum.)
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To: InterceptPoint

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.


21 posted on 08/10/2014 1:15:14 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: McGruff

So Hilly wanted us to be on the side of ISIS. Now that’s stupid.


22 posted on 08/10/2014 1:15:48 PM PDT by ex-snook (God forgives and forgets.)
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To: McGruff

Don’t believe me. Look at her! LOL

I know you were agreeing good naturedly.


23 posted on 08/10/2014 1:19:23 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: McGruff

Hildabeast is running. And it is NOT gonna be pretty for us.


24 posted on 08/10/2014 1:19:34 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: DoughtyOne

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.


25 posted on 08/10/2014 1:21:47 PM PDT by Will88
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To: McGruff

as BILL CLINTON said and HILLARY PLAGERIZED


26 posted on 08/10/2014 1:27:41 PM PDT by Understand the stimulus
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To: Will88

I agree.

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.


27 posted on 08/10/2014 1:28:20 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (We'll know when he's really hit bottom. They'll start referring to him as White.)
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To: RIghtwardHo

Yes. And she is using fox channel to do so


28 posted on 08/10/2014 1:30:13 PM PDT by stanne
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All contributions are for the current quarter expenses.



FReepathon day 40.

Two percent a day keeps the 404 away.

29 posted on 08/10/2014 1:30:54 PM PDT by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: McGruff

There's Trouble In Paradise


30 posted on 08/10/2014 1:39:30 PM PDT by Iron Munro (It is the duty of the patriot to protect his country from its government --- Thomas Paine)
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To: Iron Munro

Hitlery kissing a guy? That is so uncommonly heterosexual of her.


31 posted on 08/10/2014 1:44:50 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: Publius
"She's running as a Republican?"

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.

32 posted on 08/10/2014 1:46:01 PM PDT by Ben Ficklin
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To: ilgipper

“She’s right here, but she’s also massively complicit in this approach to foreign policy.”

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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.


33 posted on 08/10/2014 1:47:27 PM PDT by EagleUSA
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To: RIghtwardHo
And the campaign is going to be as sickening as it gets, just full blown barf alerts every single day. She is going pull out all the stops when it comes to women and "the children" and all the brain dead low info women will buy it hook line and sinker. We are going to see dingbats like this constantly, nothing short of one huge massive barf epidemic every single day........


34 posted on 08/10/2014 1:51:31 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: McGruff

BULLSTALIN

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!!!”


35 posted on 08/10/2014 1:53:38 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (CNN suppressed news to maintain their Baghdad bureau under Saddam; they just did the same for Hamas.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

RE: #34, Gawd, what stupid people!!


36 posted on 08/10/2014 1:53:45 PM PDT by Marathoner (What are we waiting for? Where are the Articles of Impeachment?)
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To: McGruff

A little late Hillary.


37 posted on 08/10/2014 1:54:20 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda
Hillary's probably thinking of another partner...


38 posted on 08/10/2014 1:57:46 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (CNN suppressed news to maintain their Baghdad bureau under Saddam; they just did the same for Hamas.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

39 posted on 08/10/2014 1:57:58 PM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa
It isn't just the "women."


40 posted on 08/10/2014 2:00:12 PM PDT by dfwgator
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"It isn't just the "women."

K. Ernst Rohm bump.


41 posted on 08/10/2014 2:07:40 PM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa
Is it me, or does Hitler look real faggy in this one?


42 posted on 08/10/2014 2:08:52 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: McGruff
“don’t do stupid stuff”

I thought that was Killary's middle name.

43 posted on 08/10/2014 2:17:42 PM PDT by upchuck (It's a shame nobama truly doesn't care about any of this. Our country, our future, he doesn't care.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Oh that was right after Sewer Arafat, whatever her name is, accused Israel of poisoning Palestinian kids and of course Hitlery had to kiss her right after. "Oh I completely agree Sewer!" Like all liberals, Hitlery is as anti-Semitic as it gets. Remember Paul Fray?


44 posted on 08/10/2014 2:58:34 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: dfwgator

Gee, what a masculine looking individual. Notice Obama going right for that. Oooo


45 posted on 08/10/2014 2:59:51 PM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Hitlery: Incarnation of evil.)
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To: GrandJediMasterYoda

What a fag.....and so is the guy with the glasses on his head.


46 posted on 08/10/2014 3:01:09 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: ilgipper; McGruff

Yes, exactly.
Obama’s foreign policy is exactly the same as Hillary’s “smart power”.
(Anyone else recall her burbling about that idiocy?)


47 posted on 08/10/2014 3:36:08 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee! First one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3068555/posts

And lo, speak of the idiot Hillary and a thread shall appear!


48 posted on 08/10/2014 3:58:49 PM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee! First one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: McGruff

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.


49 posted on 08/10/2014 4:14:19 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: DoughtyOne

>>> 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.


50 posted on 08/10/2014 6:39:06 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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