June 16, 2014

Clinton Tries To Rewrite Her Record On Syria

Today, at an event in Toronto, Hillary Clinton spoke about the conflict in Syria and her support for the President’s “red line” on Bashar al-Assad’s use of chemical weapons.

Then she claimed that President Obama’s decision to seek congressional authorization before enforcing his red line was “his and his alone,” implying she did not support it, distancing herself from the controversial move, seen as political at the time.

The problem is at the time of the debate in September 2013, Clinton came out in support of Obama’s effort to seek a congressional vote.

“Secretary Clinton supports the president’s effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime’s horrific use of chemical weapons,” says a statement from a Clinton aide sent to USA TODAY. The aide was not authorized to speak publicly.