Hillary Clinton begins ‘Operation: Throw Obama under the bus’ on foreign policy failures
As the world continues to implode under the weight of Obama’s ineptitude and incompetence, we all knew there would come a time when former State Department world vacationer Hillary Clinton would start blaming him for America’s failed leadership in order to provide her some cover for 2016. Here we go!
On whether America could have prevented ISIS from seizing swaths of Iraq:
President Obama has long-ridiculed the idea that the U.S., early in the Syrian civil war, could have shaped the forces fighting the Assad regime, thereby stopping al Qaeda-inspired groups—like the one rampaging across Syria and Iraq today—from seizing control of the rebellion.
…Well, his former secretary of state, Hillary Rodham Clinton, isn’t buying it. In an interview with me earlier this week, she used her sharpest language yet to describe the “failure” that resulted from the decision to keep the U.S. on the sidelines during the first phase of the Syrian uprising.
“The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad—there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle—the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” Clinton said.
On whatever it is you can even call Obama’s foreign policy:
…she also suggested that she finds his approach to foreign policy overly cautious, and she made the case that America needs a leader who believes that the country, despite its various missteps, is an indispensable force for good. At one point, I mentioned the slogan President Obama recently coined to describe his foreign-policy doctrine: “Don’t do stupid shit” (an expression often rendered as “Don’t do stupid stuff” in less-than-private encounters).
This is what Clinton said about Obama’s slogan: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”
She’s clearly leaving herself open to criticism here, because John Kerry is widely recognized to have tried to do much more than she did as State Department Secretary, even if neither had any success.
In an earlier video I posted, Cokie Roberts couldn’t really even describe why Hillary was so great on foreign policy except that she was a great example for girls. Why is that? Because she’s a great example for girls, that’s why.
Expect to see more of this from the Hilldebeast as it becomes even more clear how much of a failure this administration becomes in the global sphere. The only question isn’t whether the press will push back on the obvious, glaring inconsistencies in this attack (they won’t), but whether Obama’s supporters will start screeching that she’s racist (they probably will).