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Failing To Anticipate The Crisis, Clinton Stands By Obama’s Failed ISIS Strategy

- November 14, 2015

Clinton On ISIS: "We Now Finally Are Where We Need To Be." CLINTON: "Look at these Complex problems. I wish it could be either or; I wish we could say yes, let's go destroy ISIS and let's let Assad continue to destroy Syria which creates more terrorist, more extremist by the minute. No. We now finally are where we need to be. We have a strategy and a commitment to go after ISIS which is a danger to us as well as the region and we finally have a UN Security Council resolution bringing the world together to go after a political transition in Syria. If the United States does not lead there is not another leader, there is a vacuum and we have to lead if we're going to be successful." (Hillary Clinton, Democratic Primary Debate, Manchester, NH, 12/19/15)

Clinton Has 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, Remarks With The Concord Monitor Editorial Board, 12/8/15)

In June 2014, Clinton Deflected The Responsibility She Carried As Secretary And Said, "I Could Not Have Predicted … The Extent To Which ISIS Could Be Effective In Seizing Cities In Iraq And Trying To Erase Boundaries To Create An Islamic State." HILLARY CLINTON: "So this is not just a Syrian problem anymore. I never thought it was just a Syrian problem. I thought it was a regional problem. I could not have predicted, however, the extent to which ISIS could be effective in seizing cities in Iraq and trying to erase boundaries to create an Islamic state." (Hillary Clinton, Remarks At The Council On Foreign Relations, New York, NY, 6/12/14)

  • "There Were, In Fact, More Than Hints Of [ISIS'] Plans And Potential." "And there were, in fact, more than hints of the group's plans and potential. A 2012 report by the United States Defense Intelligence Agency was direct: The growing chaos in Syria's civil war was giving Islamic militants there and in Iraq the space to spread and flourish." (Ian Fisher, "In Rise Of ISIS, No Single Missed Key But Many Strands Of Blame," The New York Times , 11/18/15)

Former Obama Defense Secretary Robert Gates: Obama And His Advisors "Have Underestimated ISIS All Along." GATES: "So I think this is a very long term problem. I think that the President and his advisors have underestimated ISIS all along." ( Yahoo News Interview With Robert Gates, 1/19/16)

Democrat Sen. Tim Kaine (D-VA) On The Obama Administration's Approach To ISIS: "The Problem Is, We Don't Have A Comprehensive Strategy." (MSNBC's "Morning Joe," 11/10/15)

Director Of National Intelligence James Clapper: ISIS Has Produced And Used Chemical Weapons. CLAPPER: "ISIL has also used toxic chemicals in Iraq and Syria, including the blister agent sulfur mustard, first time an extremist group has produced and used a chemical warfare agent in an attack since Am Shinrikyo used sarin in Japan in 1995." (Armed Services Committee, U.S. Senate, Hearing, 2/9/16)

Top Intelligence Officials Say ISIS Will Likely Attempt Attacks On The U.S. Homeland In The Next Year. "Top U.S. intelligence officials said Tuesday that ISIS was likely to attempt direct attacks on the U.S. in the coming year and that the group was infiltrating refugees escaping from Iraq and Syria to move across borders. ISIS 'will probably attempt to conduct additional attacks in Europe, and attempt to direct attacks on the U.S. homeland in 2016,' Lt. Gen. Vincent Stewart, director of the Defense Intelligence Agency, testified on Capitol Hill Tuesday." (Ryan Browne, "Top Intelligence Official: ISIS To Attempt U.S. Attacks This Year," CNN, 2/9/16)


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