Hillary Clinton Tacks Right of Obama on Foreign Policy.

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#1 Edited by Master_Live (16141 posts) -

Remarks on Iran, Russia Suggest How She Might Differentiate Herself in '16 Run

From the article:

Hillary Clinton has begun laying out foreign-policy positions that sound a more hard-line note on Iran, Russia and other global trouble spots than is coming from President Barack Obama, underscoring how she might differentiate herself from the administration she served, should she run for president.

The former secretary of state this week voiced doubts that Iran would make good on an agreement that Mr. Obama hopes will curb that country's nuclear program in exchange for relief from sanctions.

Mrs. Clinton, speaking to the American Jewish Congress in New York, said that she was "personally skeptical that the Iranians would follow through and deliver" on the nuclear deal reached last year.

She added that the deal was a "development worth testing," though she hinted that military action should remain a consideration if the agreement collapses. "Let's be clear. Every option does remain on the table," she said.

In previous appearances recently, Mrs. Clinton drew parallels between the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Ukraine and Adolf Hitler before the Second World War.

One image from 2009 could prove embarrassing for Mrs. Clinton, now that U.S.-Russian tensions are escalating. A widely distributed photo from that year shows a broadly smiling Mrs. Clinton pushing a red "reset" button with her Russian counterpart—a suggestion that relations between the two countries were on the mend.

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Two questions: At what point do we start asking how much of the blame does Hillary Clinton shoulders for Obama's failed foreign policy.

What specific, concrete accomplishments, if any, did Hillary Clinton had as Secretary of State?

#2 Edited by lamprey263 (26461 posts) -

"Mrs. Clinton, speaking to the American Jewish Congress in New York"

well, that explains why she said what she said, but I don't think her or anybody else plans to attack Iran, this is just pandering the the hawkish Jewish constituency

#3 Posted by Master_Live (16141 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

"Mrs. Clinton, speaking to the American Jewish Congress in New York"

well, that explains why she said what she said, but I don't think her or anybody else plans to attack Iran, this is just pandering the the hawkish Jewish constituency

Racist.

#5 Posted by nomsayin (1346 posts) -

@Master_Live said:

@lamprey263 said:

"Mrs. Clinton, speaking to the American Jewish Congress in New York"

well, that explains why she said what she said, but I don't think her or anybody else plans to attack Iran, this is just pandering the the hawkish Jewish constituency

Racist.

lul really?

#6 Edited by jimkabrhel (15444 posts) -

A politician changing his/her tune to suit a specific audience. How completely unique.

#7 Posted by Serraph105 (28767 posts) -

lets be honest it doesnt matter how far right she goes republicans are still going to hate her no matter what and vice versa with her supporters. Something big would need to happen to really change her standing among the general public. And for the record something bigger or more personal than the death of four people during war time.

#8 Posted by sherman-tank1 (8227 posts) -

@Master_Live: I hope that is sarcasm.

#9 Edited by jimkabrhel (15444 posts) -

@sherman-tank1 said:

@Master_Live: I hope that is sarcasm.

With Master-Live, who knows. Trolls get to be moderators these days. I know it's largely just for get some laughs, or get discussion going, but it's pretty partisan too.

#10 Posted by Master_Live (16141 posts) -

@jimkabrhel said:

@sherman-tank1 said:

@Master_Live: I hope that is sarcasm.

With Master-Live, who knows. Trolls get to be moderators these days. I know it's largely just for get some laughs, or get discussion going, but it's pretty partisan too.

You need to check that Jimmy Boy, not only am I not a troll, I'm not a moderator any more. And partisan how? Because I don't tow the liberal line that it used to dominate in this place. Too bad for you, it was time for a little variety.