Hillary Clinton: ‘Failure’ to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS – The Atlantic

As the campaign for Hillary for 2016 ramps up she’s getting more outspoken about her criticisms of Obama, and pointing out their differences… perhaps also trying to distance herself from her own responsibilities as Sec.State for four years.. which might also in part have been heavily dictated by the WH….

Bill Clinton is probably very supportive of these attacks on Obama….
And it might be good and necessary politics for Hillary…


The former secretary of state, and probable candidate for president, outlines her foreign-policy doctrine. She says this about President Obama’s: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”

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
. In an interview in February, the president told me that “when you have a professional army … fighting against a farmer, a carpenter, an engineer who started out as protesters and suddenly now see themselves in the midst of a civil conflict—the notion that we could have, in a clean way that didn’t commit U.S. military forces, changed the equation on the ground there was never true.”

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.


9 thoughts on “Hillary Clinton: ‘Failure’ to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS – The Atlantic

  1. Yeah, I do think she’s trying to distance herself. It’s smart politics, and it must also feel like a relief…I’m sure there were times she disagreed with the WH when she was Secretary of State, but still had to put up a united front. Let it all out, Hillary!

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