Friday, June 6, 2014

Revealing Quotes

“To right-wingers willing to look beneath what probably sounds to them like the same identical views of the Democratic candidates, it is pretty clear that Hillary Clinton is the most conservative.” – Bruce Bartlett, policy adviser to President Ronald Reagan; treasury official under President George H.W. Bush, from America’s venerable conservative magazine, William Buckley’s National Review (1)
"We also hear from America’s premier magazine for the corporate wealthy,Fortune, whose recent cover features a picture of Clinton and the headline: “Business Loves Hillary”." (1)
"Back to 2013: In October, the office of billionaire George Soros, who has long worked with US foreign policy to destabilize governments not in love with the empire, announced that “George Soros is delighted to join more than one million Americans in supporting Ready for Hillary.” (1)
Even the highly establishment and pro-"democrat" publication Time says of Hillary Clinton, the "truth is impossible to deny.  Clinton has demonstrated a well-documented willingness to use American military power overseas. Gates’ book is just the latest evidence, along with previous reporting and original interviews with current and former Obama officials, of the strikingly hawkish voice Clinton offered during Obama Situation Room debates.  ...In fact, Clinton may have been the [Obama] administration’s most reliable advocate for military action. On at least three crucial issues—Afghanistan, Libya, and the bin Laden raid—Clinton took a more aggressive line than Gates, a Bush-appointed Republican."
The entire Time article, which goes through Clinton's hawkish pro-war record, here
According to TIME, Hillary Clinton may well have to defend her right wing extremism against attacks from republicans further left than her.  For example "a GOP nominee could bash Clinton for defying public opinion [and committing war crimes] on Afghanistan, Syria and Libya."
In August, the New Republic asked John McCain whom he would support in a matchup between "democrat" Hillary Clinton and the republican Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, a fulsome critic of American military interventions. “Tough choice,” McCain replied.
           "Two dozen current and former administration officials, foreign diplomats, friends, and outside analysts described Mrs. Clinton as almost always the advocate of the most aggressive actions considered by Mr. Obama's national security team." - The Nation, May 27, 2014