While bombs go off in New York and New Jersey and knife-wielding terrorists run around malls in Minnesota, all amidst a backdrop that includes terror attacks in San Bernardino and Orlando, it’s important to remember that Hillary Clinton isn’t the tough-talking presidential candidate she’s trying to portray.
Speaking to reporters after the New York City bombing, the former Secretary of State said “I’m the only candidate in this race who’s been part of the hard decisions to take terrorists off the battlefield.”
“Americans will not cower. We will prevail,” Clinton said. “We will defend our country, and we will defeat the evil, twisted ideology of the terrorists.”
She wasn’t always such a hawk when it comes to defeating terrorism. In fact, just two years ago Clinton was telling Americans they need to “empathize” and “show respect” for terrorists who want to kill them.
Take a look …
Via the American Mirror:
In December 2014, Clinton gave a speech at Georgetown University in which she said we must “empathize” with America’s enemies.
“This is what we call smart power,” Clinton told an audience of students and professors.
“Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions.
“That is what we believe in the 21st century will change the prospects for peace,” she said.
Somebody calling on Americans to empathize with terrorists does not sound like the commander-in-chief we need to make ‘the hard decisions’ that will ‘defend our country.’
It’s important to remember that no matter what Hillary says today, this is her underlying belief in the war on terror – sympathize with the enemy.
It is the Clinton/Obama foreign and homeland security policy of appeasement that is “giving aid and comfort” to our enemies, not Donald Trump’s rhetoric.