Hillary shows her hand

For those who believe that Hillary Clinton represents anything other than a continuation of the rightward march of the Democratic Party (and a continuation of the Bush-Obama doctrine), please read the interview published today in Atlantic: “Hillary Clinton: ‘Failure’ to Help Syrian Rebels Led to the Rise of ISIS.” Faux populist Clinton is back in storage, replaced by realpolitik Washington insider “serious” Hillary.

Evidently believing that whoever remains who considers himself part of the “left” of the Democratic Party has no where to go, Hillary Clinton is doubling down on appeasing the “right.” This has been the hallmark of those “centrists” of the Democratic Leadership Council who hijacked the party. Despite the fact that the public overwhelmingly objected to our interference in the Syrian civil war, Hillary Clinton has thrown in with the crowd that believes that the clear decline in American influence around the world is not caused by hair-trigger adventurism, but by using power too sparingly and in consulting with other countries too frequently. How long will it be before she joins in the chorus of those who claim we should never have left Iraq?

Washington insiders will rejoice that after this administration it looks like there will no longer be partisanship in foreign policy. It will all be dictated by the hardliners. War industrialists will rejoice for a return to cold war mentality (with more enemies, however!). Civilians in third-world countries should cringe.

Buckle your seat belts. We are about to witness a ratcheting up of the war whoops as the Republicans and Hillary try to show who will become the trigger-happiest.

    • Jeff Nguyen
    • August 10th, 2014

    Here’s all you need to know about H. Clinton: http://youtu.be/Fgcd1ghag5Y

  1. Hillary is also wrong in her analysis of Syria-Iraq situation. The so-called Syrian rebel “moderates” would never have achieved a position of political strength no matter how much military and financial aid the U.S. gave them. The entire region is now a fractured quagmire of increasingly violent sectarianism. Arms supplied to the rebels would undoubtedly end up in the hands of the Sunni insurgency (ISIS) in Iraq and other Islamist groups throughout the Middle East.

    The problem for the U.S.-led West is not the decline of its aggressive imperialist foreign policy, but the demise of the region’s secular strongmen (Saddam Hussein, Mubarak, Gaddafi, etc.) who succumbed to the very Islamic populism which was fomented by the West. How ironic!

    Regarding future American foreign policy, the Democratic and Republican Party establishment will continue to be opposed by the progressive left (e.g. Elizabeth Warren), the libertarian right (e.g. Rand Paul), and the general anti-war sentiment currently reflected in public opinion.

  2. I’m with you as to the hijacked Democratic Party.
    Clinton, for me, is a frightful person. Scary! A lot meaner and tougher than her husband. He made serious mistakes, it seems to me, but he had a human streak, at least, and didn’t really want to monger war.

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