Americans might have thought they were listening to John McCain or Lindsey Graham during last night’s Democratic debate.
Because Hillary Clinton unquestionably sounded like she was running for hawk-in-chief. On nearly every foreign policy question, Clinton’s answers seemed interchangeable with the most neoconservative-friendly candidates running in the Republican primary.
Hillary made a point of emphatically defending the war in Libya, which has left the country an embattled, smoldering ruin. She said that “President Obama made the right decision at the time.”
Just like Marco Rubio said in 2011.
Defending the complete fiasco that has become Libya post-intervention, Clinton argued:
“The Libyan people had a free election the first time since 1951. And you know what, they voted for moderates, they voted with the hope of democracy. Because of the Arab Spring, because of a lot of other things, there was turmoil to be followed.”
“Rosy” would be putting Hillary’s version of these events mildly.
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