Friday, January 17, 2014

Hillary For President? Really?

During the 2008 Democrat primaries, Hillary Clinton's campaign aired a commercial of the phone in the White House bedroom ringing in the wee hours of the morning. The narrative was "It's 3am and your children are safe and asleep. Who do you want to answer the phone?" Voters were reminded that we live in a "dangerous world" and that their votes will determine whether or not we have someone in the White House with experience in national security.

Voters were encouraged to elect Hillary because she had that experience when Barack Obama did not. One could ask how she got that experience but the answer would be just as goofy as the one that people gave when asked what experience she had to be President. The most common answer was "She lived in the White House for eight years."

Chelsea Clinton also lived in the White House for eight years. Is she qualified to be President? Using the same logic apparently she is. I wonder when she'll run?

The bipartisan report released on Wednesday by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence indicates that Hillary's national security expertise didn't pan out well leading up to the Benghazi incident. Among findings of the committee were:

Finding #1–In the months before the attacks on September 11, 2012, the IC provided ample strategic warning that the security situation in eastern Libya was deteriorating and that U.S. facilities and personnel were at risk in Benghazi.
Finding #2–The State Department should have increased its security posture more significantly in Benghazi based on the deteriorating security situation on the ground and IC threat reporting on the prior attacks against Westerners in Benghazi–including two incidents at the Temporary Mission Facility on April 6 and June 6, 2012.
It's interesting how things worked out. Obama won the Presidency and when that call came in (about 5 in the afternoon) he did absolutely nothing. Hillary became Obama's Secretary of State and when the calls came for increased security in Benghazi she did nothing. They both failed in the clinch. And I won't even go into the lies afterward because I've written about them until my fingers are bruised and still the supporters of these two continue their idol worship.
Hillary has no business being the President of the United States. Not only did she fail in her biggest challenge as SOS but, according to former Defense Secretary Robert Gates, she and Obama opposed the surge in Iraq for political reasons rather than having specific oppositions to it. What we do not need as President is another one who doesn't like or respect the U.S. military and what they do. Nor do we need another one who fails to act in a crisis, or in the time leading up to one.
However, I sadly believe her chances of being elected are good. Many of her followers are living by her comment to the House Oversight Committee: "What difference, at this point, does it make?"

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