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Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:30 AM

 

Hillary Clinton Throws President Obama Under The Bus!



Defending Attack on Libya, Clinton Blames Obama—And Suggests Repeat for Syria
Former secretary of state mounts questionable defense of disastrous intervention in Libya during Democratic debate
by Nadia Prupis, staff writer
April 15, 2016


During a heated Democratic debate in New York on Thursday night, Hillary Clinton sought to both defend and deflect responsibility for her central role in destabilizing Libya—by blaming President Barack Obama.

"The decision was the president's," she said in response to criticism from rival Bernie Sanders over her leadership as then-Secretary of State during the 2011 military intervention to overthrow Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi.

"Did I do due diligence? Did I talk to everybody I could talk to? Did I visit every capitol and then report back to the president? Yes, I did. That's what every secretary of state does," Clinton said. "But at the end of the day, those are the decisions that are made by the president to in any way use American military power, and the president made that decision, and yes, we did try without success because of the Libyans' obstruction to our efforts, but we did try and will continue to try to help the Libyan people."

In a previous debate, Clinton said the president had made "the right decision at the time" and blamed the instability that followed on the Arab Spring and "a lot of other things."

The contrast in perspectives was quickly noted by observers, who also pointed out that Clinton's seeming blame of the president comes after she criticized Sanders for his disapproval of Obama's policies.

http://www.commondreams.org/news/2016/04/15/defending-attack-libya-clinton-blames-obama-and-suggests-repeat-syria

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Reply Hillary Clinton Throws President Obama Under The Bus! (Original post)
imagine2015 Apr 2016 OP
Live and Learn Apr 2016 #1
Betty Karlson Apr 2016 #12
JoePhilly Apr 2016 #2
artislife Apr 2016 #16
Autumn Apr 2016 #3
silvershadow Apr 2016 #4
FreakinDJ Apr 2016 #5
PufPuf23 Apr 2016 #6
Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #7
imagine2015 Apr 2016 #11
Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #13
imagine2015 Apr 2016 #19
Buzz Clik Apr 2016 #20
IamMab Apr 2016 #8
DisgustipatedinCA Apr 2016 #9
DemocracyDirect Apr 2016 #10
Doctor_J Apr 2016 #14
QC Apr 2016 #15
Hydra Apr 2016 #17
Downwinder Apr 2016 #18
DemocracyDirect Apr 2016 #21
imagine2015 Apr 2016 #22

Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:32 AM

1. Again. Apparently, she has a love, hate relationship with Obama. nt

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Response to Live and Learn (Reply #1)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:42 AM

12. tolerate-hate relationship, rather.

 

Or don't you remember who started the Kenyan conspiracy theories, the Muslim innuendos, and so on? Who ignored his direct order never to consult Blumenthal about Libya?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:33 AM

2. CommonDreams hates Obama ... so its no surprise they'd try to ...

.... stir shit.

They've been doing it since he took office.

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Response to JoePhilly (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:08 PM

16. Common Dreams has always remained true to Progressive issues

 

I didn't like it much when they would call out Obama on certain things, but they were right on most of them.

And I am still a huge Obama fan. His likability factor is at a 10 and I realize his row to hoe was a much harder row than any other president before him. But we need to stop giving away land to conservative or worse, apathetic ideals.

We are in dire straits and incremental isn't going to work.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:34 AM

3. How can the The Self Appointed Guardian of the Legacy do that?

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:34 AM

4. must have been when the wheels came off.

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:35 AM

5. After mentioning Obama over 60 times during the last debate

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:37 AM

6. Hillary Clinton on Libya.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:38 AM

7. The OP title is bullshit.

 

What's new?

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:42 AM

11. I'm sorry. Should I have written "Hillary pushed Obama under the bus" rather than threw?

 

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #11)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:44 AM

13. heh heh.

 

No, you should have been truthful. Too late. You doubled down.

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Response to Buzz Clik (Reply #13)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:21 PM

19. How about Hillary shoved President Obama under the truck?

 

Is that more accurate?

Or kick him down the stairs?

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Response to imagine2015 (Reply #19)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:23 PM

20. Face it. We do not throw those we have embraced under the bus...

 

...simply because of a simple disagreement.

You should try that approach.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:39 AM

8. A classic symptom of CDS is pretending that Clinton has more power than she actually does.

 

Obama is the Commander-in-Chief, and the Secretary of State does not get to command troops. Ever. SecState is a Cabinet-level position, meaning that they serve at the discretion of the POTUS and provide advice. Cabinet members do not order the President around, or take action in the President's name without authority.

Please stop acting like the buck stops wherever Clinton is just because she's there. It continues to stop at the Oval Office, where POTUS sits.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:40 AM

9. But since there's no one who doesn't already know she's a compulsive liar, it's not very surprising.

 

But I wouldn't be trying to sell my kid's Girl Scout Cookies to the Obamas anytime soon if I were Hillary.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 11:40 AM

10. Emails make it very clear that Sidney Blumenthal was cheerleading Hillary Clinton ...

 

... on Libya.

And he was very happy when she convince Obama to go to war.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:03 PM

14. The hillarians want it both ways. They list her time as secstate as invaluable executive experience

 

Then Claim she did nothing but carry out Obama's orders.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:04 PM

15. She throws him under there one day and pulls him out

and hugs him the next, depending on current needs.

Now that the southern primaries are over, we should expect more of the former than the latter.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:12 PM

17. How many times does she need to stab him in the back for people to get that she's not on his side?

She's on her side, no one else's.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:18 PM

18. She rolled right over him on Honduras.

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Response to imagine2015 (Original post)

Sun Apr 17, 2016, 12:34 PM

21. It's pretty clear from the emails that she was running Libya...

 

“Just a quick quote. First, brava! This is a historic moment and you will be credited for realizing it. When Qaddafi himself is finally removed, you should of course make a public statement before the cameras whenever you are, even in the driveway of your vacation house. You must go on camera. You must establish yourself in the historical record at this moment. The most important phrase is ‘successful strategy.’”


http://blogs.wsj.com/washwire/2015/06/23/blumenthal-emails-selected-quotes-from-his-notes-to-hillary-clinton/

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Response to DemocracyDirect (Reply #21)

Mon Apr 18, 2016, 12:57 PM

22. Couldn't be any clearer from that e-mail.

 

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