- July 28, 2016 -

Hillary’s With Us…If You Want A Destabilized World (ISIS Edition)

The Clinton-Kaine Ticket Is Running To Keep Things Just The Way They Are, And That’s The Problem.

The First Day Of The Democrat National Convention Had 61 Speakers And No Mention Of ISIS

Amazingly The Democrats Ignored ISIS Entirely On The First Day Of The DNC. “There were 61 speakers at the Democratic convention on Monday and zero mentions of the Islamic State, according to a statement released by the Republican National Committee’s opposition team. That finding was verified by Politifact, which concluded no speaker specifically referenced the terrorist group or the word terrorism.” (Eliza Collins, “No Mention Of Islamic State During DNC's First Day,” USA Today, 7/26/16)


Clinton Supported Withdrawal From Iraq Despite Warnings That ISIS Was Emerging, Enabling It To Spread Throughout The Region

The Wall Street Journal: Clinton Faces Criticism For Both Her Original Vote To Authorize The Iraq War And Her Support For Obama’s Withdrawal Policies. “The issue also is complicated for Hillary Clinton, the leading Democratic presidential candidate. She faces lingering liberal skepticism for voting for the war while in the Senate, as well as GOP criticism of Obama administration policies that left Iraq unstable after U.S. troops withdrew in 2011.” (Janet Hook and Laura Meckler, “Iraq War Persists As Awkward Election Issue,”The Wall Street Journal, 5/14/15)

The Washington Post Editorial:The Complete Withdrawal Decision “Increases The Risk That Painfully Won Security Gains In Iraq Will Come Undone; That Iran Will Be Handed A Crucial Strategic Advantage” And That The U.S.-Iraqi Alliance “Will Wither.” “It could be, as White House officials argued, that the government of Nouri al-Maliki and its armed forces can manage all these threats without help or training from American soldiers, who have already played a secondary role since the end of combat operations last year. But Mr. Obama’s decision to carry out a complete withdrawal sharply increases the risk that painfully won security gains in Iraq will come undone; that Iran will be handed a crucial strategic advantage in its regional cold war with the United States; and that a potentially invaluable U.S. alliance with an emerging Iraqi democracy will wither.” (Editorial, “An End To The Iraq War? Only For The U.S.,”The Washington Post, 10/22/11)

Clinton Supported The Obama’s Administration Inaction On The Emerging ISIS Threat And Has Recently Said His Strategy Is Close To Hers

In December 2015, Clinton Said That Obama’s ISIS Strategy “Is Close To Mine.” QUESTION: “Anything you would have said differently or disagreed with respect to President Obama’s address [inaudible]?” CLINTON: “I was really happy that he made the address. I thought it was very important for him to address the nation. And you know, I think his take on what needs to be done is close to mine.” (Hillary Clinton,Interview With The Concord Monitor Editorial Board, 12/8/15)

Clinton Failed To Prevent The Spread Of ISIS To Libya After Gaddafi Was Killed

As She Planned For The Intervention, Clinton Failed To Resolve “Just How Libya Would Be Governed After Gaddafi.” “In 2011, as the United States considered intervention, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was among those who pushed for intervention—without resolving just how Libya would be governed after Gaddafi, according to a senior defense official who was part of the decision-making process.” (Nancy A. Youssef, “Hillary’s Libya Post-War Plan Was ‘Play It By Ear,’ Gates Says,”The Daily Beast, 10/20/15)

ISIS Has Doubled Its Presence To 6,000 Fighters In The Last Year According To The Pentagon. “The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has doubled its presence inside Libya in the last year, the top U.S. military commander overseeing operations in the region said Thursday. The number of ISIS fighters in Libya doubled to between 4,000 to 6,000 in the last 12 to 18 months, Army Gen. David M. Rodriguez said at a Pentagon briefing.” (Kristina Wong, “Top General: ISIS Doubled Number Of Fighters In Libya,”The Hill, 4/7/16)

CIA Director John Brennan Told Congress That There Are Believed To Be 5,000- 8,000 ISIS Fighters In Libya. “The Director of the CIA, John Brennan, told Congress last week that ISIS had about 5,000-8,000 fighters inside Libya.” (Ryan Browne, “Top General: U.S. Strategy Against ISIS In Libya Makes No Sense,”CNN, 06/22/16)