Thursday, June 16, 2016

The Clinton White House: Hillary and Foreign Policy

As a continuing part of looking at what the Clinton White House would be like in the near future by studying the past, the following is an excerpt from a column written by RADM Charles R. Kubic, USN (ret) concerning Hillary's direct involvement in foreign policy decisions and specifically her actions and decisions concerning Libya:

...Despite valid ceasefire opportunities to prevent “bloodshed in Benghazi” at the onset of hostilities, Secretary Clinton intervened and quickly pushed her foreign policy in support of a revolution led by the Muslim Brotherhood and known terrorists in the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group. One of the Libyan Rebel Brigade commanders, Ahmed Abu Khattala, would later be involved in the terrorist attack in Benghazi on September 11, 2012.

Articulating her indifference to the chaos brought by war, Secretary Clinton stated on May 18, 2013, to the House Oversight Committee and the American public, “Was it because of a protest or was it because of guys out for a walk one night and decided they’d go kill some Americans? What difference, at this point, does it make?”

Secretary Clinton’s war actually did make a difference. It led to a very real and very tragic humanitarian disaster. Her bad judgment and failed policy resulted in the arming of terrorists, months of war and tens of thousands of causalities, the murder of the American ambassador and the deaths of three other brave Americans, continued civil war and the collapse of the Libyan economy, and a failed nation-state contributing to a tragic European migrant crisis. Clearly the Libyan disaster tops Secretary Clinton’s legacy of failure...

I encourage everyone to read the full article here. It really is a must read, as it provides a brief, yet startling look at what kind of an increasingly dangerous world we would be entering with Hillary Clinton as president.

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