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Why a nervous Hillary Clinton is remarkably silent on Syria

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The Telegraph

One voice in Washington that has been remarkably absent from this week’s Syria debate has been that of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The frontrunner for the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination, Mrs. Clinton hasn’t said anything at all about President Obama’s plans for military strikes against the dictatorship in Damascus. As someone who dominated the US foreign policy landscape over the past four years, Clinton’s silence on Syria is striking. What explains this?

I suspect a number of factors are behind Hillary Clinton’s reticence. Firstly, a US military intervention in the Syrian civil war is strongly opposed by the vast majority of the American public. A recent poll showed just nine percent of Americans backing US military involvement. She probably doesn’t see another war in the Muslim world as a vote winner in 2016. Secondly, she may well be harbouring doubts over the White House approach, which beyond the talk of airstrikes, lacks a coherent strategy, and the president hasn’t exactly made a clear-cut case that taking America to war in Syria is in the national interest. Thirdly, as “the Obama doctrine” goes down in flames in the Middle East, from Damascus to Cairo, Clinton will be nervous about being seen as part and parcel of it, which of course she is.

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  1. Jarhead Cracka

    September 1st, 2013

    As I posted on an earlier thread, we need to remember this in 2016 when our dishonest press tells us how great a SecState she was. Egypt, Syria, and of course Benghazi.

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  2. mcfartus

    September 1st, 2013

    Killary is so fucking special, I wish I was special, but I’m a CREEP

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  3. Rio

    September 1st, 2013

    “What difference at this point does it make.”

    Will be the dead chicken tied around her neck and her Headstone Epithet.

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  4. Tim

    September 1st, 2013

    “The dog that didn’t bark” so to speak.

    When all this Syria shit started I’m sure she started having nightmares about having Chris Stevens murdered.

    If she had a conscience she’d do away with herself.

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  5. persecutor

    September 1st, 2013

    Looks like she’s trying to shit out a peach pit in that picture.

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  6. Carlos The Jackal

    September 1st, 2013

    Simply this: she doesn’t want to commit to anything that could adversely affect her presidential aspirations.

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  7. Billy Fuster

    September 1st, 2013

    Yes Carlos, if she doesn’t say anything now then she can spin the outcome to her advantage later.

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  8. Vince Foster

    September 1st, 2013

    If she had a conscience she’d do away with herself.

    You’re telling ME!

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  9. Webb Hubbell

    September 1st, 2013

    Thanks, Vince, for chiming in.

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  10. TSUNAMI*22

    September 1st, 2013

    Why would Hillary be nervous? Hillary doesn’t ever need to worry that those chem weapons will be traced back to her. Hillary made sure of that when she sacrificed those poor bastards in Benghazi after the last delivery was made.

    I have faith in God that eventually she’ll get exactly what she deserves.

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  11. Dumb Ass Liberal

    September 1st, 2013

    She is still trying to climb out of that gin bottle.

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  12. BigSlurpy

    September 1st, 2013

    I’m in favor of the sterilization of all Obammunist

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  13. FreedomCat

    September 1st, 2013

    Shitlary! Nuff said!

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  14. Anniesnowflake

    September 1st, 2013

    WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE??? Hellary needs to slide into the anals of history. And I do mean anal.

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  15. marcus t. cicero

    September 1st, 2013

    The whole Clintoshitland don’t have the guts
    to be brave, except with an intern, a bottle
    of gin and toilet paper….

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  16. Buffalobob.

    September 1st, 2013

    Look let’s get real. She claimed Bill using Monica as a cigar humidor was a vast right wing conspiracy.
    So she is either a blithering idiot or a lire, or both.

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  17. crazyeighter

    September 1st, 2013

    Hillary Clinton, private citizen, is keeping her head down until it’s obvious which way the wind is blowing on this Syria thing.

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  18. FreedomCat

    September 1st, 2013

    Killary, shillary, hitlary!

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  19. Tracy

    September 1st, 2013

    READY4HILLARY2016NOT!
    John McCain praised this monster. McCain gotta go,YES, as does Huma who else McCain’s gone to bat for with praise for al-Jezeera too, and so has Hillary the anti-American creep.

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  20. Tracy

    September 1st, 2013

    P.S. Monica Lewinsky’s Ex-Boyfriend’s Wife Is Absent.

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