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December 16, 2008
By Carey Roberts
Remember Whack-a-Mole? The theme park game that features insouciant plastic rodents popping out of the hole – Whack! Here comes another one – WHACK!
That’s the image that comes to mind as I ponder Hillary Clinton’s controversial career: Staunch defender of a wayward Commander-in-Chief. Achievement-free senator from New York. Once-inevitable presidential candidate.
And just when you think the drama has thankfully drawn to a close, the curtain rises on yet another act.
In the current scene, Mrs. Clinton is nominated to serve as the Secretary of State. You wonder, exactly what qualifies her to serve as America’s ambassador to the world? During Hillary’s eight years in the White House, she didn’t attend any National Security Council meetings. She didn’t receive the president’s daily briefings. She didn’t even have a security clearance.
These facts prompted candidate Barack Obama to jeer, “What exactly is [her] foreign policy expertise?” Incoming White House counsel Greg Craig proffered this blunt response: “There is no reason to believe…she was a key player in foreign policy at any time during the Clinton Administration.”
Not only is Hillary Clinton over-hyped and under-qualified, many of the claims in her foreign relations brief are simply false….(Full Story)