Saturday, November 29, 2008

Whispering sweet nothings...Obama and Clinton

This article caught my attention. It is an article how Obama has flipped from claiming that Clinton did nothing more than travel the world having tea and crumpets as her foreign policy experience, to now Clinton is the most qualified person to be his Secretary of State. The article got me to thinking about exactly how badly Obama tore into Hillary and her foreign policy experience. It was bad.

Obama's team released a massive memo absolutely tearing Hillary Clinton apart on this subject. I found a copy on HuffPo.

When your entire campaign is based upon a claim of experience, it is important that you have evidence to support that claim. Hillary Clinton's argument that she has passed "the Commander- in-Chief test" is simply not supported by her record.

There is no doubt that Hillary Clinton played an important domestic policy role when she was First Lady. It is well known, for example, that she led the failed effort to pass universal health insurance. There is no reason to believe, however, that she was a key player in foreign policy at any time during the Clinton Administration. She did not sit in on National Security Council meetings. She did not have a security clearance. She did not attend meetings in the Situation Room. She did not manage any part of the national security bureaucracy, nor did she have her own national security staff. She did not do any heavy-lifting with foreign governments, whether they were friendly or not. She never managed a foreign policy crisis, and there is no evidence to suggest that she participated in the decision-making that occurred in connection with any such crisis. As far as the record shows, Senator Clinton never answered the phone either to make a decision on any pressing national security issue - not at 3 AM or at any other time of day.

When asked to describe her experience, Senator Clinton has cited a handful of international incidents where she says she played a central role. But any fair-minded and objective judge of these claims - i.e., by someone not affiliated with the Clinton campaign - would conclude that Senator Clinton's claims of foreign policy experience are exaggerated.

The memo goes on to list in great detail how Hillary was bald faced lying about her experience in foreign policy.

These are not just cheap shots that the Obama campaign was flinging at Hillary. This is a well thought out, total destruction of Hillary Clinton and her foreign policy experience.

Secretary of State!

The head honcho in charge of his administration's foreign policy team. The face of America's foreign policy initiatives will be Hillary Clinton.

When the Obama team was asked about the change of heart...

A spokesperson for the Obama transition team declined to comment on the shift in tone.
I read some of the comments about Hillary Clinton and her foreign policy experience in the HuffPo article. Nasty! It makes you wonder how long it will take the lefty liberal loonies to change their minds and accept Hillary Clinton.

Comment on HuffPo:

Why isn't anyone questioning her on China foreign policy. During her time in the White House as first lady, China was granted permanent Most Favored Nation Status. That lead to the dropping of trade barriers with a failing communist govt. that started a avalanche of American manufacturing jobs moving to China.

The result, we rescued a communist nation from failure and sold out the American worker.

Great news! At least we know now who is was that sent all those high paying union jobs over to China. It was the Clinton's! And to think Obama was blaming Bush and McCain.

Now we see that in the lefty liberal loony person's eyes, Hillary's biggest foreign policy mistake in their eyes and Barack Obama's biggest foreign policy success was her support and his opposition to the Iraq war.

Oh that's right, Barack Obama no longer opposes the Iraq war and has no intention of pulling out the troops early like he stated. In fact, Barack Obama is following George Bush's lead on this issue and letting the US commanders and the Iraq government decide when the troops should be pulled out. Imagine that!

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