It wasn’t long ago that Hillary Clinton was the voice for the Obama Administration in the State Department, but now that the 2016 presidential election is getting closer, and as Obama’s foreign policy crumbles before our very eyes, we’re starting to see the gloves come off.
The Islamist threat has only grown under President Obama and Hillary did not mince words in her condemnation:
Clinton specifically faulted the US decision to stay on the sidelines of the insurgency against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad as opening the way for the most extreme rebel faction, the Islamic State.Hillary went on to mock Obama’s self-declared “Don’t do stupid sh*t” foreign policy:
“The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad —- there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle -— the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled,” Clinton told the Atlantic.
Clinton, however, suggested in the interview that Obama lacked a strategy for dealing with the jihadist threat.Hillary is taking ‘don’t do stupid stuff’ to heart by smartly running away from a failed, unpopular president and quickly staking a claim to the right of his more disastrous policies.
“Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle,” she said referring to an Obama slogan.
She said the United States must develop an “overarching” strategy to confront Islamist extremism, likening it to the long US struggle against Soviet-led communism.