What difference does it make?
It’s funny to watch Hillary Clinton attack empty slogans when her party is built on them. In a campaign stop in Minnesota, she thought she was going after Republicans but as Daniel Bassali of the Washington Free Beacon notes, some people heard it differently:
Hillary Clinton Inadvertently Hits Obama: ‘Shallow Slogans Don’t Add Up To A Strategy’
Meant to be a subtle jab at her Republican rivals, Hillary Clinton inadvertently took a dig at President Barack Obama’s current strategy in fighting the Islamic State during her national security speech in Minneapolis, Minnesota on Tuesday.
The Democratic frontrunner directly rebuked the concept of containing ISIS, something Obama claimed to have accomplished just hours before the coordinated terrorist attacks that killed 130 people in Paris.
“It is not enough to contain ISIS. We must defeat ISIS, break its momentum, and then its back,” Clinton said.
Claiming to know the desires of the terrorists she refused to call “radical Islamic extremists,” Clinton said the U.S. should not engage ground troops in the region. The former secretary of state, following Obama’s example, has already drawn a red line on not putting boots on the ground in Syria to fight ISIS even if they successfully carried out a terrorist attack on the U.S. homeland. A majority of Americans now support sending ground troops to put an end to the Islamic extremists.
“We can’t afford another ground war in the Middle East; that’s exactly what ISIS wants from us,” Clinton said.
Here’s the video:
With Hillary Clinton, it’s all about the slogan of the day:
— Legal Insurrection (@LegInsurrection) December 15, 2015
Here are some more reactions on Twitter via Twitchy:
“We can’t afford another major ground war in the Middle East—that’s exactly what ISIS wants. Shallow slogans don’t add up to a strategy.” — Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) December 15, 2015
@HillaryClinton If it wasn’t for shallow slogans you’d have nothing to say.
— East to West (@ZadokAmerica) December 15, 2015
“Shallow slogans don’t add up to a strategy” – Hillary cc @POTUS
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) December 15, 2015
“Shallow slogans don’t add up to a strategy” Hillary Clinton just summed up why you shouldn’t vote for her. https://t.co/4i04ScaFKZ
— Vlad (@therealvladP) December 15, 2015
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