Hillary Distances Herself From Obama Over Iraq, Iran, Syria, Russia, The IRS And NSA

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You name the Obama administration scandal/screw-up and Hillary Clinton is distancing herself from it as she prepares to run in 2016 on a clean slate of 'well, I would have done it better/different'. As Reuters reports, recent interviews on Fox and CNN show her claiming she tried but failed to persuade Obama to arm the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad; that NSA spying was "absolutely uncalled for"; and that "changes need to be made at the IRS" seemingly disagreeing with Obama's claims that it was a "phony scandal." With friends (party colleagues) like this, who needs enemies.

 

As Reuters reports,

Potential Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton pointed out her differences with President Barack Obama on Tuesday...

Syria/Iraq

The former secretary of state said she, along with the then heads of the Pentagon and CIA tried but failed to persuade Obama to arm the rebels fighting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, but that the White House resisted.

 

"It's very difficult, in retrospect, to say that would have prevented this," she said. She said it is too soon to tell whether American policy in Syria was a failure.

Iran and Russia

The former secretary of state, senator and first lady has been offering views that differ from Obama's on foreign policy in recent months, including on issues such as Iran's nuclear program and dealings with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NSA

Clinton also said German Chancellor Angela Merkel had every right to be upset with disclosures that the National Security Agency had listened in on her cellphone as part of its large-scale surveillance of electronic communications in Germany.

 

"It was absolutely uncalled for," Clinton said, adding "That has nothing has to do with Angela Merkel's cellphone, and that should be off limits."

IRS

Fox News also asked Clinton about accusations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted the tax status of organizations with names linked to the conservative Tea Party movement and if she agreed with Obama's characterization that it was a "phony scandal."

 

"I think that any time the IRS is involved for many people it's a real scandal," she said. "And I think, though, that there are some changes that rightly need to be made to what is being said and I assume that the inquiry will continue.

With party colleagues and friends like this, who needs enemies...

Of course, other political allies are riding to Obama's defense... (via The Hill)

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Republicans are wrong for blaming President Obama for the civil war in Iraq.

 

“This is an Iraqi civil war, and it’s time for the Iraqis to solve it themselves,” Reid said on the Senate floor Wednesday morning. “Those who say President Obama pulled troops from Iraqi too quickly are wrong and out of step with the rest of America. … It’s not worth the blood of the U.S. soldiers and the money of U.S. taxpayers.”

 

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Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:09 | 4871276 NidStyles
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She supported and voted for them all though...

 

Typical politician, thinking they can wash their hand's and simply get away with whatever they want...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:13 | 4871291 McMolotov
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Come on!!! Smart and sexy!!! What's not to love???

She's won my vote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:16 | 4871296 Pinto Currency
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As a champion enabler, she shows significant sprinting skills as well when it comes to dealing with Benghazi.

 

http://1984arkansasmotheroftheyear.blogspot.ca/2012/02/you-will-never-be...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:19 | 4871310 knukles
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Watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat!
    -Bullwinkle the Moose

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:25 | 4871339 Manthong
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Have I had too much to drink after lunch or does that thumbnail look like Ayn ??

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:26 | 4871347 Skateboarder
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2017 speech: "We need to protect our borders against terrizz, so we're gonna wage another eight years of war, and you aren't safe unless we look up yer butthole at all times."

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:31 | 4871359 Big Corked Boots
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In addition to the above, can she distance herself from the USA? Please?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:39 | 4871398 Manthong
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geez, knuck.. that trick never works.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:44 | 4871430 COSMOS
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I saw Hillary the Hag on the big CNN TV screen while at the airport.  The Bagdad Blitzer, Wolf Blitzer was on there moderating.  The freak show was on for more than an hour, why we had a nice chat with Hillary while she explained what was going on and telling Americans how and what to think.  I guess that is why she has not officially declared to she can get all that free TV time.  I guess she cemented the backing of all the big media outfits with the grandchild LOL.  I am surprised Monica Lewinsky is still alive and was not rubbed out a long time ago.  Somehow she must of slipped by Hillary before the news with Bill broke out other wise she would of ended up dead somewhere.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:53 | 4871454 Manthong
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I stopped by Fort Marcy Park on a drive along the river a-ways back..

..not a particularly great place to dump a body.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:10 | 4871520 boogerbently
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She looks like Wm. F Buckley in that pic.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:16 | 4871546 Troll Magnet
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RON PAUL 2016, BITCHEZZZ!!!

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 20:30 | 4871763 Say What Again
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I just wish she would distance herself so far into the wilderness that we never see her again.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 20:49 | 4871815 philipat
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So I suppose we can expect to start seeing "Leaks" about Hitlery's sex life quite seoon?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:13 | 4871528 Manthong
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And for those of us in the inner circle of celebrity, he is Bullwinkle J. Moose.     : - )

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:27 | 4871349 NidStyles
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Original source:

 

http://uk.reuters.com/article/2014/06/16/us-usa-politics-clinton-merkel-...

 

She's telling us what we need to do again.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:38 | 4871390 Overfed
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Who the fuck in their right mind would ever vote for Shitlery?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:41 | 4871409 nmewn
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Apparently, a majority of New Yawk voters.

(Sorry, that was just too easy...lol)

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:44 | 4871425 Overfed
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Fed ya' a straight line. ;-)

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:00 | 4871490 Manthong
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So I have known this guy since we were kids..

He is not yet too old to rock n’ roll but after the heart attack, obviously too young to die.

Now he is asking me why he did not know all of the crap that is happening in .gov.

He had an awakening after the coma.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:44 | 4871426 DoChenRollingBearing
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I hope they are still not coming down here nmewn...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:55 | 4871469 nmewn
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We're trying to hem em up over in Palm Beach for you, to keep them from coming & screwing up your doobie doo.

So far, so good ;-)

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:00 | 4871485 DoChenRollingBearing
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So, that's the new border now?  The Broward / Palm Beach County line?  This is getting complicated...

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:07 | 4871514 nmewn
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I'm on the other side of the state.

Over here it used to be the Pinellas/Pasco line but they voted in fellow New Yawka's so it looks like we make our final stand at the Cross Florida Barge Canal.

Course, we'll have to blow the bridge ;-)

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 22:23 | 4872116 Nehweh Gahnin
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Who the fuck in their right mind would ever vote?

(There, fixed it for ya.)

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:44 | 4871644 Kirk2NCC1701
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Just as her 1 question:  Mrs. Clinton, are you a closet lesbian?

Then watch her flounder.  The body language will say it all.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 20:04 | 4871696 logicalman
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Could try introducing yourself as Vince Foster (wearing kevlar in all the important places)

 

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:43 | 4871420 fauxhammer
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You're just being Aynal.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:25 | 4871344 NidStyles
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Like Reid pulling a hat out for the collapse of Iraq? Saying it's a civil war and not an insurgency using the same weapons that they, including Reid, decided to send to them to use against Assad and Putin.... 

 

These assholes wouldn't know how to take responsibility even if they were caught red-handed. See the late Ted Kennedy as an example. Murdered a girl in his car and walked away scot free.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:27 | 4871350 duo
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I'd trade Hillary as the next president for Obama being impeached now.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:31 | 4871354 McMolotov
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That's like paying for a blowjob by having your dick sawed off afterward.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:35 | 4871378 NidStyles
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Sure you can trade all you want, just let me off at the first stop in Sydney and you guys can go commit suicide all you want. 

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:38 | 4871395 Overfed
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You want to go to Australia in order to see the police state that the US is going to become?

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:42 | 4871416 NidStyles
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Anything to avoid the insanity that is about to happen in the US. I don't think you guys understand how deep the rot goes in the US. When that bread circus stops there will be 320 million people with exactly 3 days worth of food for about 240 million people. 

 

You can spend the time figuring out what will happen, I would rather leave and avoid it. I've come to terms with mortality, and I know my limits. Taking on an entire city worth of hungry zombies is beyond my limits. 

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:46 | 4871433 Overfed
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Just get a good 40-50 miles from any major metro area. Your chances will improve markedly.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:12 | 4871527 NidStyles
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Sure, and I can go out and shovel the dirt myself with my broken spine, degenerative arthritis, and torn ulnar nerve?

 

Not everyone can live that lifestyle, no matter how much we would like to.  

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:05 | 4873413 corporatewhore
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to get a preview of how people really act-- I work at a convenience/gas station store.  When credit cards are declined people loose it and go ballistic.  i've been told "fuck you" too many times by some of the most arrogant blowhard assholes god made a mistake in creating.

when the EBT card doesn't work, look out.  when you don't have the airplane shots, look out or you're out of the cigarillos or the kools. god forbid you don't have the beer or it's sold out.  you can only cook cheetos so many ways.

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:01 | 4873384 corporatewhore
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NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO NO

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:33 | 4871358 Manthong
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Nid .

This is all according to the plan to bust Iraq up to three states..

The pipe from Qatar must go through to rescue the EU from the rotten Rooskie.

The money, lives and limbs wasted over there ain't worth jack-shit to the power mongers. 

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:38 | 4871389 NidStyles
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I'm not going to say you might not be correct, but I have met some of these people. I was at Walter Reed when Hillary came to meet us. These people are a mess, and the only thing that makes them appear like they have their shit together is the distance they keep between them and you. They are unbelievably incompetent, which is why she keeps getting caught with her hand in the cookie jar. 

 

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:49 | 4871445 DoChenRollingBearing
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+ 1  

I never had the pleasure of meeting her or any of that lot.  I'll take your word for it though.  She sure is trying really hard to be our next president..., but all of the lying (and incompetence) will likely catch up with her.

Nature (God, karma) typically imposes a rough justice on almost everything that happens.  In the end, each of us gets more-or-less what each of us deserves.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:13 | 4871531 NidStyles
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"You reap what you sow"

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:32 | 4871605 COSMOS
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I am sure there is a ton more lying and incomptetence that was covered up by the MSM.  The only things we heard are things that managed to get by the big FILTER

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 19:23 | 4871571 Rootin' for Putin
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I have a friend who has met some of them and she says the exact same thing.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:56 | 4871476 FeralSerf
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One of those states, Pipelinestan must be contiguous and border both Saudi Arabia and Turkey.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:32 | 4871362 post turtle saver
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"Oops, wrong hat."

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:15 | 4871297 fonzannoon
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I think we need to hear what Jeb thinks before we make any final determinations.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:23 | 4871329 greatbeard
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>> what Jeb thinks

At least, unlike his brother, Jeb can actually think.  OTOH, that makes him even more dangerous.

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 18:25 | 4871338 McMolotov
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Down with the patriarchy and Mexican wives!

Cankles 2016!!!

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