Hillary trying to help herself - ‘what difference does it make?’

Hillary Clinton

Much was made of the Obama “apology tour,” and it could be argued that we’re reaping what was sown now, at least in the Middle East. And as the current administration is scrambling to figure out what to do next when it comes to the unrest in Iraq, Hillary Clinton is hot on the book tour trying to tell the people what she really thought when she was serving as Secretary of State.

Of course, the media is still willing to help her amplify her new messages about foreign policy. The latest spate involves Benghazi and Iraq.

On Benghazi, the new narrative is that Hillary didn’t actually buy into blaming the attack on a video. She was apparently jumping from one theory to the next, presumably in her own mind. Exactly how useful that is to anyone remains to be shown, but at least she got out there and said she wasn’t necessarily on-board with the “blame the video” meme that dominated the airwaves immediately following the attack.

As for Iraq, Hillary is now claiming that she was fighting with Obama in the background about pulling out in 2011. Also, she wasn’t a big fan of Nouri al-Maliki, and apparently considered him a thug.

These revelations are being promoted at this point to clean up Hillary’s abysmal reputation, because no matter what she says publicly, she’s still seriously considering a run for the presidency in 2016. They are problematic because the press is no longer performing its intended function of being a watch-dog over government. No one is asking the important question on these issues. “If Hillary was opposed to these situations at the time, why should anyone think that she would be an effective president?”

The point is that maybe Hillary actually did hold these opinions at the time. More likely, she is just covering up her own mistakes by suggesting that she was opposed to what was going on as it happened. Either way, it doesn’t paint her as an effective leader at all. If she couldn’t manage to stand up for herself while she was in the Obama administration, why in the world should anyone think that she could stand up for our country as president?

In the end, this is just about Hillary’s image - not substance. May as well quote her on how much this matters now - “What difference does it make?”


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