Views: 2456|Replies: 4

Foreign policy -- Hillary Clinton's hurdle in 2016 [Copy link] 中文

Rank: 3Rank: 3

Post time 2014-8-26 22:50:49 |Display all floors
This post was edited by moonshooter at 2014-8-26 22:51


Foreign policy is expected to be a major issue in the 2016 U.S. presidential elections, and that may bring trouble to Hillary Clinton, as critics will view the likely candidate as tainted by the White House's perceived foreign policy missteps.

As a former secretary of state under President Barack Obama, Clinton spurred controversy for what critics billed as not being forthcoming on the details surrounding the 2012 attacks on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya that killed a U.S. ambassador.

Moreover, with the administration now coming under fire for putting the threat of the Islamic State -- a radical terror group in Iraq and Syria -- on the backburner until the situation boiled over, Clinton could be viewed as lacking foresight on major foreign policy issues.

The Islamic State has in recent weeks been on the move in Iraq, overrunning vast swaths of territory in northern Iraq as its militants go on a killing spree. While Kurdish fighters backed by U.S. air power have had some successes against the Islamic radicals,they remain unchecked in neighboring Syria.

The Islamic State's threat is unlikely to disappear overnight, and Clinton's opponents will argue that she, as secretary of state, might have helped stop the militants before they gained traction, had she and the administration kept their eyes on Iraq.

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 3Rank: 3

Post time 2014-8-26 22:56:45 |Display all floors
This post was edited by moonshooter at 2014-8-26 22:57

Indeed, in a move meant to widen the space between herself and a president increasingly billed by critics as having ignored Iraq, Clinton blasted Obama's foreign policy slogan of "Don't do stupid stuff."

"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff 'is not an organizing principle," she told The Atlantic monthly in an interview published earlier this month.

A Gallup poll published last week found that Obama's approval rating for handling foreign affairs stands at a mere 36 percent, and many Americans perceive the president as not being fully engaged on foreign policy.Obama's low poll numbers on foreign policy will lead Hillary Clinton to differentiate herself from the president,"She will stake out distinctive views on foreign policy and present a more hawkish approach to foreign policy. Based on the experiences of the Bill Clinton presidency, she is likely to be more interventionist and tougher abroad,"  a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution said.

Additionally, foreign policy will not be the only factor determining the elections and the possibility of Clinton clinching the White House is strong.

Many voters under 40 years old will associate the former first lady with the massive 1990s economic expansion and with a time when the U.S. went unchallenged by any significant foreign threat. She will get the support of single woman voters and has in her corner former President Bill Clinton -- one of Washington's most talented campaign fundraisers.

"Foreign policy is important, but rarely decisive, in presidential elections," said Christopher Galdieri, assistant professor at Saint Anselm College.

Use magic tools Report

Post time 2014-8-27 00:03:40 |Display all floors
Reminder: Author is prohibited or removed, and content is automatically blocked

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 8Rank: 8

Post time 2014-8-27 10:35:36 |Display all floors

I can't believe they are recycling this hideous war criminal crone as Chief Puppet.
9/11 was an inside job.
No second plane.It was a bomb.Bomb in the other building.
You KNOW without a doubt the videos are fake,right ?!
Planes don't meld into steel and concrete buildings.They crash into them !!!!!!!
It's amazing how the building ate the plane !!!
Imagine those fragile wings cutting slots in massive steel columns !!!!!
How STUPID can they think the people are to believe that crap ??!!

Use magic tools Report

Rank: 4

Post time 2014-8-27 12:32:59 |Display all floors
petera Post time: 2014-8-27 10:35

I can't believe they are recycling this hideous war criminal crone as Chief Puppet.

US-A election is never about votes~
its all about MONEY~ who got the most money to bribe...who will win the election~

Use magic tools Report

You can't reply post until you log in Log in | register

Contact us:Tel: (86)010-84883548, Email:
Blog announcement:| We reserve the right, and you authorize us, to use content, including words, photos and videos, which you provide to our blog
platform, for non-profit purposes on China Daily media, comprising newspaper, website, iPad and other social media accounts.