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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Hillary Clinton, however, not only voted for the Iraq War, but her foreign policy has been described as "neocon" by other neoconservatives. In a recent New York Times article titled "Events in Iraq Open Door for Interventionist Revival," even famed neoconservative and champion of preemptive war in Iraq describes Hillary Clinton in a favorable manner.


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"I feel comfortable with her on foreign policy," Mr. Kagan said, adding that the next step after Mr. Obama's more realist approach "could theoretically be whatever Hillary brings to the table" if elected president. "If she pursues a policy which we think she will pursue," he added, "it's something that might have been called neocon, but clearly her supporters are not going to call it that; they are going to call it something else."


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"When Robert Kagan foreshadows the type of foreign policy a Democratic president will have and then says it would fit the label "necon," then liberals everywhere should be worried. It's important to note as well that Kagan has advised Clinton on foreign policy, so it's doubtful she'd stray too far away from his advice and the ideas of others who advocated counterinsurgency wars in distant lands. Also, if drone strikes in Pakistan and other countries have increased under Obama, it's safe to say that President Hillary Clinton will call for even more strikes from unmanned drones. "

#1 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-25 01:21 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

"The fact that Hillary Clinton defines the term "centrist" might actually be a good thing, but Democrats should understand that they're electing a person far more conservative than President Obama."


This is the same thing Puritopians told us when they voted for Obama.... that he was Left of Hillary.

And they have regretted it and recanted it ever since.

Now they want us to believe it again! Hahahaha!!

#2 | Posted by Corky at 2014-06-25 01:30 PM | Reply | Flag:

#2 Do you have any indications that she will be to the left of Obama?

#3 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-06-25 01:35 PM | Reply | Flag:

She absolutely is a neocon. The term was invented to describe socially left leaning people that are willing to use military force to achieve those social beliefs. She enthusistically voted for the war in Iraq. She advocated and convinced Obama on regime change in Lybia. She argued (her words) that we should arm the rebels in Syria. Which strangely enough we are now going to bomb in Iraq? If John McCain or Dick Cheney are war mongering dangerous lunatics then Hillary has supported both of them since her time in the senate.

#4 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-25 02:12 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

Hillary wouldn't be a 'neocon' prez. But she certainly wouldn't a liberal or even necessarily a center-left prez. Based on her statements and past position, it is fair to conclude she would be a center-right president. Which is why I will not be voting for her. I really have difficult seeing much substantive difference between her and Jeb Bush. ---- 'em.

#5 | Posted by moder8 at 2014-06-25 02:20 PM | Reply | Flag:

"Hillary Clinton is all things to everyone. She recently claimed that the Bible remains "the biggest influence" on her thinking and that she was dead broke, so pandering to too many voters at once might do her a disservice in the long run. "

Dead broke!?! Her and Slick? lol. She can't open her mouth without voicing some preposterous lie.

#6 | Posted by nullifidian at 2014-06-25 02:33 PM | Reply | Flag:

#6 You hadn't heard that jewel, Nulli? Did you just escape from a mine collapse? Yeah, she tried to play the 'poor' card. Biden is doing the same and is WAY better at it. Watch yesterday's Daily Show - Stewart skewers both of them.

#7 | Posted by MUSTANG at 2014-06-25 02:36 PM | Reply | Flag:

The term was invented to describe socially left leaning people that are willing to use military force to achieve those social beliefs.

#4 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-25

Tripe. No it wasn't; no it doesn't.

How old are you, DALTON? It would be useful to know how long you've had your eyes open.

#8 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-25 03:59 PM | Reply | Flag:

What I get from this thread, and a few others, is that a lot of people think that Hillary can win.

#9 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-25 04:01 PM | Reply | Flag:

Zed, go look it up yourself. It's on Wiki and goes way back. So Zed how do you feel about Hillary supporting the same foreign policy as those war mongers John McCain and Dick Cheney?Voted for Iraq. Just like the war mongers. Advocated bombing Lybia. Just like the war mongers. Wanted to arm the rebels in Syria. Just like the war mongers.

#10 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-25 04:08 PM | Reply | Flag:

It's on Wiki

#10 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-25

Well, that's convincing.

The Right, for quite a while now, has laid at the feet of its opposition any set of beliefs and practices which they have tried out and failed.

I still recall earnest arguments that Hitler was a liberal.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2014-06-25 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag:

Actually the first Neo-con was a Democrat named Scoop Jackson from Wa state.

Hillary is a Neo-Liberal her policy is more pro corporate free trade and
deregulation of the industries and smaller Government.
as Bill Clinton once said in the state of the union 1996
‘The Era of Big Government Is Over' she believes this even more the Bill.
she is certainly willing to be a war hawk when it comes to defending the rights of corporations to plunder another nation for its resources though.

#12 | Posted by PunchyPossum at 2014-06-25 11:11 PM | Reply | Flag:

Hillary reminds me most of cheney. Which is why she will most likely be next.

#13 | Posted by Shawn at 2014-06-26 02:05 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

With the events currently occurring in Iraq the whole idea of "neoconservatism" has been completely destroyed. That anyone would think Hillary Clinton (or any other sane person) would pursue a foreign policy based on that idea is ridiculous. We won't see another President with the crazy ideas similar to Bush/Cheney for another forty or fifty years. Then perhaps the lessons will be forgotten and we'll repeat again.

#14 | Posted by danni at 2014-06-26 04:13 PM | Reply | Flag: | Funny: 1

Sure Danni you can lie to yourself. Hillary has lined up on the side of John McCain at every decision point. She wanted to do more in Syria. Advocated acting in Lybia. Voted for Iraq. She's as big a warmongering lunatic as Cheney and McCain.

#15 | Posted by Dalton at 2014-06-26 04:56 PM | Reply | Flag: | Newsworthy 1

BS. Hillary and co will simply try and achieve neocon goals "better." Like Kristol, when has she met a war she didn't like?

#16 | Posted by zeropointnrg at 2014-06-27 12:13 AM | Reply | Flag:


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