Hillary Clinton's disastrous foreign policy no reason to vote for her

Amir Taheri:
Experience of the wrong kind can be worse than no experience at all. Consider Clinton’s résumé.

Her Russian “reset” helped whet Vladimir Putin’s aggressive appetite, leading to the annexation of Crimea, the bullying in the Baltics and the formation of an anti-US axis with Tehran.

Clinton also likes to claim parentage of the Iran nuclear deal — the biggest diplomatic swindle in modern times. A mistress of window dressing, Clinton also traveled to Burma to conjure a trompe l’oeil of democratization that consolidated the rule of the military with a thin civilian façade.

The way the Obama administration dealt with the so-called “Arab Spring” and its consequences, and the tragic situation in Syria, reeks of failure at every turn. And Clinton was either an active participant or a silent partner through it all.
Obama says his aim is to “contain and degrade” the Islamic State. Trump says he wants “to utterly destroy ISIS.”

Obama says he is trying to persuade, in fact meaning bribe, Iran to “moderate its behavior.” Trump regards that as a mirage and says “we will totally dismantle Iran’s global terror network.”

For seven years Obama has said he was working with our “Chinese partners” to persuade North Korea to tone down its nuclear ambitions.

In Syria, Obama has spent vast sums training and arming various rebel groups that, like the Afghan Mujahedeen of the 1980s, may end up as enemies of the United States. At the same time, Obama has called for regime change in Syria while rejecting the idea of creating safe havens to protect Syrian civilians from genocide.
Taheri likes Trump better than I, but his description of Hillary Clinton is spot on.  She was a hand maiden to most of Obama's disastrous policies.


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