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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:07 PM
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Bill Clinton's senior foreign policy adviser on Hillary Clinton's foreign policy experience
Edited on Sat Mar-15-08 06:20 PM by alteredstate
From: Greg Craig, former director, Policy Planning Office, U.S. State Department:

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....

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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 Clintons claims of foreign policy experience are exaggerated...

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Northern Ireland:

Senator Clinton has said, I helped to bring peace to Northern Ireland. It is a gross overstatement of the facts for her to claim even partial credit for bringing peace to Northern Ireland. She did travel to Northern Ireland, it is true. First Ladies often travel to places that are a focus of U.S. foreign policy. But at no time did she play any role in the critical negotiations that ultimately produced the peace.......

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In addition, Craig questions Clinton's statements about her influence on foreign policy in Bosnia, Kosovo, Rwanda and China.

You can read the entire article here:

http://thepage.time.com/obama-foreign-policy-memo /

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keep_it_real Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 06:15 PM
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1. Clinton is a liar, plain and simple truth
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 09:50 PM
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2. How can she get away with this stuff?
Lying about foreign policy experience is far worse than the manufactured scandals that have dogged the Obama campaign.
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