Four years ago, Obama gave
Hillary can now add another major position on her already extensive resume with four years to promote her experience.
While she was away, domestic issues took most of the spotlight and Mrs. Clinton was able to create the illusion that she was a foreign policy genius. The New York Times Magazine even went so far as to call her a “rock star diplomat” in 2012.
Chances are that eight years as first lady during an often turbulent presidency had something to do with Hillary’s celebrity image as she traveled the world. While that might make her a “rock star,” it hardly qualifies her as a diplomat.
There were a few “bumps in the road” as Obama likes to call them, but all in all, Hillary managed to oversee a relatively calm foreign policy during the president’s first term. Like Beyonce,
Good for Hillary and good for Barack.
But for all of her globetrotting and attention getting while doing it,
It was all going fairly well until the
For weeks Clinton and Obama insisted the attack was caused by an obscure YouTube video which had been on the internet for months. For whatever reason or reasons, which have yet to be revealed, the president and his secretary of state do not want to tell the American people the truth about the
Whether or not the reasons are valid is irrelevant. The situation has been poorly handled from the outset, especially to the satisfaction of the families who suffered losses in the raid.
After three and a half years of playing diplomat, just as she was preparing to retire her superhero cape and tee shirt, Hillary’s credibility took a hit. Other than FOX News,
Even before the election there was turmoil in
Recently, Islamist killed numerous foreigners, including Americans, in
And then there was the
When finally challenged about the attacks, Mrs. Clinton became offended and defensive by claiming it didn’t matter how or why it happened, what mattered is that four Americans are dead.
As to why she angrily asked “What difference does it make?”
Maybe none. Perhaps it makes no difference at all.
Hillary is right about one thing. Four Americans died in Benghazi, and the real question about her tenure as secretary of state is “What difference did she make?”
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