Skip to comments.Why a nervous Hillary Clinton is remarkably silent on Syria
Posted on 08/31/2013 12:58:42 PM PDT by Libloather
I suspect a number of factors are behind Hillary Clintons reticence. Firstly, a US military intervention in the Syrian civil war is strongly opposed by the vast majority of the American public. A recent poll showed just nine percent of Americans backing US military involvement. She probably doesnt see another war in the Muslim world as a vote winner in 2016. Secondly, she may well be harbouring doubts over the White House approach, which beyond the talk of airstrikes, lacks a coherent strategy, and the president hasnt exactly made a clear-cut case that taking America to war in Syria is in the national interest. Thirdly, as the Obama doctrine goes down in flames in the Middle East, from Damascus to Cairo, Clinton will be nervous about being seen as part and parcel of it, which of course she is.
Fourthly, Clintons own track record on Syria has hardly been stellar. Before Syria descended into war, Clinton was a strong backer of engagement with Syria, greatly underestimating the nature of the Baathist regime, famously referring to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as a reformer in April 2011. In addition, as Washingtons most senior foreign policy official, Clinton did little to stand up to Moscows aggressive support for the Syrians, eager to appease the Russians through the controversial reset strategy, which was her own brainchild. In addition, the Secretary of State was weak in the face of Iran, whose military and financial backing for the Assad regime has been vital to its survival.
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She can (and will) crush your head.
Just what the hell is the Obama Doctrine?
Hillary— Traitor to THE ONE!
I wouldn’t want to have to call zer0 or this cankle harboring beyotch.
I just noticed it in that picture, but she is looking more and more like Bill every day.
Let’s not pretend our strategy was any more coherent when she was wearing the pant-suits. This administration has been a foreign policy disaster. They have alienated our friends, been on the wrong side of just about every conflict, stabbed our allies in the back, and pissed off our traditional opponents.
Our President is a joke and nobody outside of the American media respects him. Shrillery must shoulder some of the blame for this.
I wouldnt want to have to call zer0 or this cankle harboring beyotch, when there is a crisis, at 4AM.
And what about the half million in Bling from the Saudis?
>> She can (and will) crush your head.
Tell ya what, focusing on that picture kinda gets the ball rolling on that head-crushing process. She doesn’t even need to be physically present!
fusilli Jerry! and Peyronies Bill.
did it have to be a corkscrew president?
She can’t get into it or the world may find out about her (wink wink) weapons to Syria through Turkey and exactly what Ambassador Stevens knew.
Front & center next Friday?
Historic British Parliament Debate and Vote Rejects Syria Military Deployment
August 30, 2013 10:57AM
Let us not forget she is only the former presidents wife with on the job training if you want to call it that and that is it! How in the world do we get these inexperienced elitist A holes in positoins of vital national security to f things up? Like zero who is in this to save face she is out of it as not to mess up her coronation in 2016.
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