The Obama administration is sending military, law enforcement and intelligence personnel to Nigeria to assist their government in tracking the girls down, rescuing them and capturing or killing those responsible for it. And I will applaud President Obama for doing the right thing in this situation. (I could get into a rant about Benghazi but I will stay on topic.) Let's all wish these people well and hope they are successful in their mission.
Former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, was warned about Boko Haram, the group responsible for this heinous act. She refused to put them on the list of terrorist organizations. The Daily Beast reported recently that recommendations by the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen Senators and Congressmen to place the organization on that list were ignored by then Secretary Clinton. She is now saying that placing them on the terrorist list could have emboldened them into doing something bad. You mean like kidnapping 300 young girls and selling them into slavery? That kind of bad?
Never one to miss a political opportunity, Clinton now is saying that the kidnapping of over 200 young girls by Boko Haram is “abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria.” Gee - an act of terrorism by a group that she would not declare to be terrorists. How does that work?
One Representative, Patrick Meehan, who wrote "letter after letter" to then Secretary Clinton said:
“We lost two years of increased scrutiny. The kind of support that is taking place now would have been in place two years ago,” he said. The designation would have “enhanced the capacity of our agencies to do the work that was necessary. We were very frustrated, it was a long delay.”
“At the time, the sentiment that was expressed by the administration was this was a local grievance and therefore not a threat to the United States or its interests,” he said. “They were saying al Qaeda was on the run and our argument was contrary to that. It has metastasized and it is actually in many ways a growing threat and this is a stark example of that.”
Of course, MediaMatters is defending Clinton and saying she is being blamed too quickly by quoting a New York Times article (like the NYT is un-biased) that says:
What MediaMatters fails to do it quote Mrs. Clinton the other night when she called this kidnapping an act of terror. Duh. But what should we expect from MediaMatters?
The bottom line here is that with Benghazi and the Nigeria incident, Hillary doesn't have a great track record. She has shown a gross lack of leadership and really doesn't have much experience that would qualify her to be President. But she's Hillary and many people in the country love her. Why I have no idea. But hey - "what difference, at this point, does it make?"
Please Americans, if you love your country at all, don't even consider this woman for President in 2016. She is evil and self-serving. And just because she is married to Bill doesn't mean she'd be a good President. I, for one, don't want to see another Bush or another Clinton in the White House. But that's just me.