October 19, 2015

New Clinton Video Highlights Foreign Policy Failures

Hillary Clinton’s campaign is attempting to shift the focus from her poor judgment on her email scandal to her poor judgment on matters of foreign policy. America Rising watched the video so you don’t have to—here are the key takeaways:

CLAIM: Clinton says she restored America’s global credibility as Secretary of State

FACT: America’s standing diminished in many of the countries in which Clinton was focusing, including China, Egypt, Pakistan, and even key allies like the U.K. and Germany.

CLAIM: Clinton says she stood up for Women’s Rights & LGBT Rights

FACT: The Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars from countries with abysmal human rights records.

For example, Clinton’s State Department released a report on Saudi Arabia in 2011, which cited “violence against women, human trafficking and gender discrimination, among other abuses, were all ‘common’ there.” Meanwhile, the Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation has accepted tens of millions of dollars from “Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Algeria and Brunei — all of which the State Department has faulted over their records on sex discrimination and other human-rights issues.”

CLAIM: Clinton claimed to have expanded foreign aid to fight HIV/AIDS

FACT: During Clinton’s tenure, the State Department cut funding for PEPFAR by 12 percent. That led Chris Collins, vice president of the Foundation for AIDS Research to openly ask in an op-ed, “If we want an AIDS-free generation, why are we cutting PEPFAR?”

CLAIM: Clinton tries to claim credit for putting together international sanctions against Iran

FACT: Reports indicate Clinton “repeatedly opposed or tried to water down an array of measures that were pushed into law by Democrats and Republicans in Congress.” The same report says Clinton’s staffers “often worked hard against many of the measures she’s now championing.”

CLAIM: Clinton highlighted her pivot to Asia as an accomplishment

FACT: Despite the fact that Congressional reports show the famed “Asia pivot” was more of a PR stunt than anything else, Clinton’s rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negates her entire argument, proving politics is more important to Clinton than policy: