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(4,667 posts)
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 05:26 PM Jun 2016

Hillary has NO right to brag about her 'foreign policy', its been truly horrible. And its a "known"


Hillary Clinton’s Attack on Trump’s Foreign Policy Is…Hillary Clinton: Yes, Trump has a record of odious, irresponsible pronouncements. But Clinton has a lousy record.

By James Carden

In San Diego on Thursday, the frontrunner for the Democratic presidential nomination, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, sharply rebuked her Republican rival, Donald J. Trump, for his lack of qualifications and foreign policy smarts. Departing from her standard and often dull stump speech, Clinton issued a brutal and, at times, clever critique of her Republican opponent. Yet, as she drew out the differences between herself and Trump, it became depressingly clear that she is offering nothing new.

Mrs. Clinton told an adoring crowd that Trump simply “cannot do the job.” Trump’s ideas, according to Clinton, “aren’t just different – they are dangerously incoherent. They’re not even really ideas – just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies.” In sense, Clinton — of Illinois, Arkansas, New York and Washington, DC — was on home turf in San Diego, which plays host to some of the biggest players within the military-industrial complex. Defense contractors like BAE Systems, General Atomics, Cubic Defense and Northrop Grumman contributed, according to one San Diego-based trade group, an estimated $24.8 billion to the local economy last year.

Clinton’s bill of indictment against Trump was not, however, totally unconvincing: Trump has made a series of reckless pronouncements in which he has indicated he would be fine with a nuclear-armed Saudi Arabia. He has proposed a ban on Muslim immigrants. He has said he will bring back torture and “go after” the families of suspected terrorists. Clinton sarcastically mocked Trump for seeming to believe that holding a Miss Universe pageant in Moscow counts as some kind of foreign policy credential. “This,” Clinton scolded, “isn’t reality television, it’s reality.”

All in all, devastating and formidable. Yet problems arise when Clinton rolls out the charge that Trump is “temperamentally unfit” for office. Perhaps he is. But her record also raises serious questions of judgment. And here a consideration of Secretary Clinton’s record in office is in order. New York Times reporter Mark Landler recounts in his recently released book Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Twilight Struggle Over American Power that on nearly every major foreign policy decision that Clinton weighed in on during her time as the nation’s chief diplomat, she found herself to the right of the Pentagon.

A former aide recounts that Clinton “contributed to the overmilitarizing of the analysis” with regard to the president’s options in Afghanistan. Clinton initially backed Gen. Stanley McCrystal’s request to send 40,000 troops there and was among on coterie of advisers who forced President Obama’s hand in sending 30,000. Doing so resulted in, among other things, a wave of “green-on-blue” attacks on American service personnel by our alleged Afghan “allies.” Not surprisingly, twice as many US servicemen were killed in Afghanistan under Obama than under George W. Bush.....
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Hillary has NO right to brag about her 'foreign policy', its been truly horrible. And its a "known" (Original Post) Baobab Jun 2016 OP
The Secretary of State works for the President - that person calls the shots. tonyt53 Jun 2016 #1
So then, what were her accomplishments at State? frylock Jun 2016 #2
This message was self-deleted by its author guyton Jun 2016 #5
That makes making the right choice extremely important! Baobab Jun 2016 #3
Which makes her actions on Honduras so troubling. Octafish Jun 2016 #7
Yet another conservative asshat's opinion of HRC on DU Dr Hobbitstein Jun 2016 #4
Because ... JoePhilly Jun 2016 #6
This... malokvale77 Jun 2016 #8
3,033,824 votes, 270 pledged delegates Tarc Jun 2016 #9


(5,737 posts)
1. The Secretary of State works for the President - that person calls the shots.
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 05:29 PM
Jun 2016

Make no mistake about that fact.

Response to frylock (Reply #2)


(55,745 posts)
7. Which makes her actions on Honduras so troubling.
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 08:44 PM
Jun 2016
Emails Show Secretary Clinton Disobeyed Obama Policy And Continued Funding For Honduras Coup Regime

Posted by Bill Conroy - July 5, 2015 at 10:39 pm

Buried in the latest trove of Hillary Clinton emails made public last week are some missives that shed new light on the former Secretary of State’s role in seemingly undermining President Barack Obama’s policy in dealing with the 2009 coup d’état in Honduras.

The official emails recently made public by the State Department —more than 3,000 pages worth — were sent or received primarily in 2009 through Clinton’s private email account — via an email server set up outside the government’s system and used to conduct official business.

One email exchange discovered in the recently released batch of State Department communications reveals that Clinton personally signed off on continuing the flow of US funds to the putsch regime in Honduras in the fall of 2009 — even as the White House was telling the world that such aid had been suspended.

Another email exchange involving Clinton shows that she turned to a lobbyist employed by Honduran business interests suspected of orchestrating the coup to get access to the Roberto Micheletti, the “de facto” president of the putsch regime. Micheletti assumed power after the democratically elected president of Honduras, Manuel Zelaya, was removed from office at gunpoint on June 28, 2009.




(4,879 posts)
8. This...
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 09:30 PM
Jun 2016

5 sec sound bites against somebody who has never served in an official capacity is silly. Especially when ones own record in official capacity is disastrous.


(10,491 posts)
9. 3,033,824 votes, 270 pledged delegates
Fri Jun 3, 2016, 09:44 PM
Jun 2016

Obviously, the American voters disagree that her foreign policy is terrible.

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