Sunday, June 5, 2016

Hillary and Foreign Policy


For John, BLUFAfter Libya, Kim Jung-UN will never give up his nuclear weapons.  Nothing to see here; just move along.



Hillary's Libya:  The Second Time as Farce

Novelist Roger L Simon gives us a look at Ms Clinton as foreign policy expert and here is the lede plus two:
Amidst the welter of commentary on Hillary Clinton's June 2 foreign policy speech in which she allegedly eviscerated Donald Trump as the most unreliable leader since Caligula (projection?), I couldn't avoid thinking of Karl Marx's oft-quoted line from The 18th Brumaire of Louis Napoleon:  "History repeats itself, first as tragedy, then as farce."

I'm no Marxist, but there's no question the bearded Prussian inadvertently was accurately describing not Trump's erratic remarks but Hillary Clinton's actual outrageous actions regarding Libya when writing, in 1852, of Louis-Napoleon's coup of the previous year.

What Hillary instigated in that North African country, with the obvious acquiescence of Barack Obama, is the most absurd American foreign policy blunder of my lifetime from which the damaging fallout (thousands of drowning refugees in recent weeks, a possible ISIS takeover of that now essentially lawless country, replete with beheadings of Christians, etc.) is just beginning.  Only our complaisant media could conclude anything but the obvious -- that the perpetrator of such a disaster should be totally disqualified as president of the United States.

So, we have one person running for President with a foreign policy track record and one who is a blank slate, ready for all and sundry to write on.

One with a proven track record of bad decision making, associated with a President who has weakened alliances across the globe, versus one who tends to be a tad new-isolationist.

Hat tip to the InstaPundit.

Regards  —  Cliff

  Assuming both Ms Clinton anD Mr Trump make it past their Conventions.

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