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Hillary Criticizes Obama's Foreign Policy

Aug. 11, 2014

In remarks to several press members on an Air Force One junket recently, Barack Obama crassly summarized his foreign policy: “Don’t do stupid sh–.” If only he followed that advice. Obama’s petulant comment received some ridiculing from an unlikely source – Hillary Clinton. The aspiring president rebuked Obama’s foreign policy credentials, saying, “The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against [Syria’s Bashar al-]Assad … left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” referring to the Islamic State of Syria and the Levant (ISIL). She added, “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” On that, she has a point. Though she’s never been as far left as Obama on foreign policy, Hillary is clearly positioning herself for 2016 and has to differentiate from Obama’s utter failure. More…

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