With Barack Obama’s foreign policy devolving into an embarrassment, Hillary Clinton and her friends in the press are trying to create some distance between Obama and his Secretary of State: “Clinton recalls foreign policy disagreements with Obama in book: report.”
For one thing, Clinton presciently worried about exchanging Taliban leaders for Bowe Bergdahl:
With controversy swirling over Obama’s move to swap five Taliban militants held at the U.S. prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, for captive U.S. Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl, the book discloses that a much earlier discussion about him took place among top foreign policy advisers, including Clinton.
“I acknowledged, as I had many times before, that opening the door to negotiations with the Taliban would be hard to swallow for many Americans after so many years of war,” she wrote.
The humanitarian catastrophe and policy fiasco in Syria weren’t her fault, either:
The excerpts published by CBS News also reveal Clinton’s disagreement with Obama over his decision not to arm Syrian rebels fighting the government of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
“The President’s inclination was to stay the present course and not take the significant further step of arming rebels. No one likes to lose a debate, including me,” Clinton wrote.
With regard to Benghazi, she suggests that the cloud of unknowing will never be pierced:
Clinton also addressed her experiences surrounding the 2012 attacks on the U.S. diplomatic post in Benghazi, Libya, saying: “There will never be perfect clarity on everything that happened.”
Not if she has anything to say about it!
There is only one significant point here: recognizing that Obama’s foreign policy has been a disaster, Hillary Clinton and her enablers in the press have already begun to try to distance her from the Obama administration, and her own tenure as Secretary of State. Good luck with that.