Just recently President Bush threatened America that we would end up in World War III if we didn't act on Iran and Hillary Clinton has been sounding more like him then her Democratic base.
She has been one of the most hawkish candidates on Iran in the Democratic presidential field. Once again she is on the wrong side of a foreign policy issue and we are supposed to believe she has all this experience to lead us in foreign policy affairs? I don't think so, not so fast. Never mind an NIE (National Intelligence Estimate) from 2005 (let alone the current NIE) that stated Iran was a decade away from developing a nuclear bomb.
Either she didn't bother to read the estimate in 2005 (which makes her a terrible senator) OR she blatantly ignored it to stir up support just as Bush as done throughout his entire presidency, which would make her untrustworthy of our vote at best. Either way she looks less like a leader and more like a snake oil salesperson.
Now she is slamming Obama for missing an Iran vote when she herself voted to declare the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group. Following the Iraq war lie we should have been more cynical toward another Bush drumbeat for war but Hillary was right in the mix stirring it up. We figured rightly that our credibility with rest of the world was in shambles after Iraq and now we've set it back even further. It will take decades, if not longer, to repair the trust that we have shattered in regards to the rest of the world.
After a John Edwards attack on that vote, Clinton is spinning the rhetoric like a drunk on New Years Eve claiming the vote was to encourage diplomacy. Yeah, sure, declaring a major part of a countries military as a terrorist organization isn't going to entice them to come to the bargaining table. Instead, it creates more unease, distrust and tension. Whether the IRG is a terrorist organization or not is not what we should be focusing on. We need to be building relationships of trust with the Iranians so that they feel heard and willing to work toward a peaceful settlement. Labeling them evil and this and that doesn't help, it only throws more gasoline on the fire.
Of course the current NIE could be wrong but it appears to be in line with the 2005 report and without other evidence to the contrary this news hopefully gives up breathing room within which to further diplomacy.
Now she is telegraphing an attack at Obama for saying that he wanted to be president as a kid. Are you serious?!! Just about every child in America wants to be president--this kind of cheap shot makes her look desperate and immature. I mean, for crying out loud I wanted to be a rhinoceros when I was in kindergarten!! Now, Mark Penn Hillary's chief political strategist is calling the attack, "a joke."
I just hope that the good people of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and across the country are waking up to the charlatan that is Hillary Clinton.