Friday, April 22, 2016


Hillary is less sceptical than Obama about military interventions:
Clinton is more comfortable using American military power than Obama, and that she shares little of his skepticism of the military and foreign-policy establishments. To the contrary, she gets along very well with generals and former generals, especially gruff-talking Irish ones, such as Jack Keane, a former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, who was an architect of the “surge” strategy that President George W. Bush ordered in Iraq, and whom Landler describes as “perhaps the greatest single influence on the way Hillary Clinton thinks about military issues.”

In his account of Clinton’s time as Secretary of State, which lasted from 2009 until 2013, Landler reports that, during the administration’s internal deliberations over Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria, she consistently supported the most interventionist option that was on the table.


Ken Hoop said...

If Trump neglects to attack Clinton's interventionism in his foreign policy speech, and tries to come off to the conventional right of her, it will take some of the luster off his much touted "isolationist" strained campaign.

Ken Hoop said...

Trump can win with "Crooked Hillary." "Crooked Obama, lying Obama, lying political class."
"Needs replacing. Entirely." If a wild card is the best that can do it bring the wild card on.

Ken Hoop said...

Good from Hersh. Kucinich was the only Dem worth spurning Jill Stein for, seemingly.