March 17, 2016

ISIS Genocide Designation Highlights Clinton’s Failures

Today, Secretary of State John Kerry officially acknowledged that ISIS is guilty of committing genocide against Christians and other minorities in Iraq and Syria:

The administration’s move follows a years-long failure to confront the growth of the terrorist group and Secretary Clinton’s dramatic underestimation of the growing threat:

CLINTON: “I could not have predicted, however, the extent to which ISIS could be effective in seizing cities in Iraq and trying to erase boundaries to create an Islamic state.”

Since she left the State Department, Secretary Clinton has repeatedly supported President Obama’s failed strategy against ISIS. In June 2014, she endorsed President Obama’s strategy of not “doing very much at all”:

CLINTON: “So, my point has been the United States should not be committed to doing very much at all, unless we have a clearer understanding of what Maliki’s going to do, and what role Iran is going to play.”

During the December 2015 Democrat primary debate, Clinton praised President Obama’s progress against ISIS:

CLINTON: “We now finally are where we need to be. We have a strategy and a commitment to go after ISIS, which is a danger to us as well as the region.”

Secretary Clinton has even proudly taken on the mantle of President Obama’s strategy touting that the administration’s plan for defeating ISIS is “close to mine”:

CLINTON: “I was really happy that he made the address. I thought it was very important for him to address the nation. I think his take on what needs to be done is close to mine.”