For John, BLUF: It just gets better and better. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Here is the lede of the story:
Hillary Clinton tore into presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump during a speech on national security Thursday, casting him as “unfit” for the presidency and offering a preview of her general election campaign message.Now this is from the person who, as Secretary of State, talked the President into moving on Libya and deposing the leader there, Muammar Gaddafi.♠ This isn't about Benghazi. That was merely a fallout from the civil war in Libya intensified by the the US President authorizing the use of force, along with some of our European Allies.♥
“Donald Trump’s ideas aren’t just different – they are dangerously incoherent,” she said. “They’re not even really ideas – just a series of bizarre rants, personal feuds, and outright lies.”
By the way, Colonel Gaddafi gives up his nuclear weapons program and then we back some rebel group against him and help track him down so he can be killed. How does this look to Kim Jung-un.
And the sub-headline for Mr Mike Blanchfield's article is "'Please don't ask questions in such an irresponsible manner,' Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said". Here is the lede:
China's visiting foreign minister publicly berated a Canadian journalist on Wednesday for asking a question about his country's human rights record.Do we really see Former SecState Clinton standing up to the likes of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi?
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi said it was "irresponsible" of a journalist from the web outlet iPolitics to ask about human rights and the jailing of a Canadian, Kevin Garratt, who is charged with espionage.
Wang appeared visibly angry as he delivered the scolding in the lobby of Global Affairs headquarters at a joint news conference with Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion.
"Your question is full of prejudice against China and arrogance ... I don't know where that comes from. This is totally unacceptable," Wang said through a translator.
And, finally, via the Janesville Gazette, we have "Paul Ryan: Donald Trump can help make reality of bold House policy agenda".
Regards — Cliff
♠ I was actually in Libya when the revolt against King Idris was staged by Colonel Mummer Gaddafi. The coup was in the morning and I was one of the ones who flew us fighter aircraft out of Wheelus Air Base, outside Tripoli.
♥ For the paranoid Democrats, this is not about Benghazi, although the fact that then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton threw the First Amendment under the bus over that attack should be worrying to all.