December 15, 2015

Clinton Touts Failed Government Program As New Strategy To Combat ISIS

Today in Minnesota, during Secretary Clinton’s highly publicized “counterterrorism speech,” she touted a government program she created at the State Department that was widely panned as “helpful to the enemy” and an “embarrassing” failure.  

According to The Washington Post, the Center for Strategic Counterterrorism Communications (CSCC) was “a priority for then-Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton.” Yet new reports this year show that the program was a complete failure during her tenure.

And even the Obama White House has now admitted that Clinton’s “priority” program is something they might have to scale back. White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest called the mission of CSCC something that didn’t make “common sense.”

And yet there Clinton was today, trotting out this stale, failed policy as some sort of new prescription for the crisis facing America due to the threat from ISIS. Clinton even echoed President Obama’s tired rhetoric about “intelligence-sharing” today.

At the Democratic presidential debate in Iowa, Clinton famously said “this cannot be an American fight,” and with the failed strategy she advocated for today, she nearly guarantees that to be true.