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If Hillary Clinton had won in 2008,
what would her foreign policy
have looked like?

Washington Post, by Aaron David Miller

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Posted By:Dreadnought, 8/16/2014 10:15:22 PM

Hillary Rodham Clinton seems hung up on smart and stupid. During her term as secretary of state, Clinton talked a lot about “smart power” — elevating diplomacy and development alongside military might. Now, she is distancing herself from the foreign policy of the president she served, telling the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg that “great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” But what if she had been the one in the Oval Office since 2009? How different would her foreign policy be from President Obama’s? These questions are clearly more than a thought experiment.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Heraclitus, 8/16/2014 10:30:26 PM     (No. 9968657)

Oh. Amazing! Imagine a Prez Hill... the Sec of State who cackled and laughed after Gaddafi was brutally, horrifically murdered: "We came! We saw! He´s dead!!!"

The old tyrant (not meaning Hill here) had sort of reformed himself during the GWBush years, behaving better.

And NOW look at the wreckage of Libya. Come to think of it, look at the wreckage the world over.

It is not wholly Hill´s doing, no, she was in the service of BO, doing his bidding, not disagreeing, otherwise she would have resigned early. She did not resign until it was convenient for HER.

She has no moral core. She is as power-hungry as BO.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Scottyboy, 8/16/2014 10:59:30 PM     (No. 9968668)

She would have done whatever Bill told her to do.



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Reply 3 - Posted by: PAdiva, 8/16/2014 11:23:00 PM     (No. 9968688)

Foreign policy?? She would have sent Bill a broad.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Subal, 8/16/2014 11:53:13 PM     (No. 9968704)

Her foreign policy would have looked like the east end of a donkey heading west.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: bubber, 8/17/2014 12:33:55 AM     (No. 9968718)

Just a dumb article ... oh ...wapo ...

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Reply 6 - Posted by: JustCause, 8/17/2014 12:59:18 AM     (No. 9968721)

It would have been a disaster - Her speeches are vapid; ala The Reset Button and her actions prove her flawed thought process - Remember Benghazi !!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Ida Lil, 8/17/2014 1:53:40 AM     (No. 9968726)

The nation would look jut like it does now except with less racial organizing.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: web, 8/17/2014 2:13:33 AM     (No. 9968729)

I would have looked like a whole lot more Benghazi.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: steveW, 8/17/2014 4:05:58 AM     (No. 9968746)

Her foreign policy would have been really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really Smart!!! So Smart that not even the greatest geniuses on earth could even begin to comprehend just how really, really, really, really Smart!!! her foreign policy was. How do we know this? because America´s free press speaks truth to power, and will help her eliminate anyone standing in the way of Smart!!!

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Trigger2, 8/17/2014 6:31:09 AM     (No. 9968785)

What would it have looked like? She would still be jetting around the world trying to get the prize for most countries visited while drinking all the booze the AF can provide 24/7. The WH would still be embedded with the MB and she would follow their recommendations just like Barry does.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: chance_232, 8/17/2014 9:52:59 AM     (No. 9968989)

Honestly, I think that Hillary would have been better choice than Obama....and better just means less destructive. And I suspect that McCain would have been a disaster. (there isn´t a foreign policy matter anywhere, where McCain doesn´t believe that military force isn´t called for.

We had no good options in 2008 .... only bad, worse and disastrous. And America choose poorly.

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