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Hillary Clinton: Taliban Five Not a Threat to U.S.

June 11th, 2014 - 5:12 am

Notwithstanding that there are still thousands of American troops in harm’s way in Afghanistan and that it is a ripe dead certainty the five jihadist commanders with which President Obama has just replenished the Taliban will go back to the anti-American jihad—indeed, at least one of them is already bragging that he will do so—former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told NBC news Wednesday that the Taliban Five were not really a threat to the United States.

Mrs. Clinton, who also did not see much of a threat from the anti-American jihadists in Benghazi, the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt, and the al Qaeda-affiliated Boko Haram terrorists in Nigeria during her tenure at the State Department, complained that it was critics of the administration who “were kind of missing the bigger picture here.” You see, “these five guys are not a threat to the United States. They are a threat to the safety and security of Afghanistan and Pakistan.”

It was during the Bill Clinton administration that the Taliban was established, took over Afghanistan, and gave safe haven to al Qaeda. That was the arrangement that enabled bin Laden’s network to have a secure headquarters, expansive training camps, and the capacity to carry out attacks on American targets—including the bombing of American embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, the bombing of the U.S.S. Cole in Yemen, and ultimately the 9/11 atrocities. As Tom Joscelyn has demonstrated, the five jihadist commanders Mrs. Clinton does not see as a threat to American national security were key players in cementing the alliance between the Taliban and al Qaeda.

Adopting Mrs. Clinton’s own reasoning, I don’t see the, shall we say, remarkable judgment she exhibited at the State Department as a threat to her presidential ambitions, not at all.

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Related at The Grid: Hillary: I Might Not Run for President, and Here’s Why

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It is nothing short of astounding the progressivist democrat spin to tell us that the uberdangerous are benign pussycats. They just never give up, eh. And this personage could slither into the most powerful office in the world. Mind boggler!
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Ah, the big picture. How nice to have aggressively incompetent people imply that you are the one that can't see something when it is obvious that they are the ones who can't or won't see. And how nice that they are the ones in charge. Thanks a pant load Hillary sycophants and low information voters.
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"It's not my fault,I don't do windows or bake cookies...we hire the little people to do that"

"The five Taliban terrorist masterminds are no threat. They do not belong in jail. An obscure videographer who committed not a single act of terror, however, should be rousted at midnight, perp walked in front of the lapdog cameras and thrown in a cell for exercising his free speech rights"

"We were broke after I was shot at leaving the plane, during a trip where I examined how to hold an ethical House committee hearing like I did in Watergate. I'll determine whether I will cooperate with this committee when I gauge whether there is anyone who should be fired for ethical violations. I think it is just terrible that Phil Mickekson was involved in insider trading. They should throw the book at him. Was it cattle?"

This Benghazi investigation is minor league stuff. After all the whitewashing and stonewalling, it was determined by our flunkies that nobody in America can STILL tell the public where Obama or I were on that night, what was the underlying reason to force the ambassador there on that date, of all dates, who gave the stand down order or why. And no, you can't have my notes or any documents...you little insignificant worms"
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The gangrene in your toes is not a threat to your life. It is a threat to your foot.
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Gangrene is most certainly a potential threat to life if the person develops a case of bacteremia or sepsis which are fatal without immediate treatment with IV antibiotics & other supportive care if shock is present.
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The MSM keeps telling us that she is the smartest woman in the world, they must have a very low opinion of the intelligence of the women in the world.
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During his speech today at a nursing home Joe Biden told seniors the five Taliban prisoners released by Obama are more concerned with climate change than killing Americans. http://bit.ly/SzktvC
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Well, the Taliban Five are not as much of a threat to the U.S. as Hillary is.
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For Obie and Hilly WE THE PEOPLE are the threat. And I wonder if we should be.
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How did/does Billy put up with that silly woman's E G O?

Is he expecting-hoping to surface in some smilin' Bubba-way?
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I don't think the Clintons spend much (if any) time together. Their marriage is more of a political symbiosis than anything else.
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Oh, the Taliban Five is minor-league ball. When Hillary's president, we're only gonna play ball in the majors.
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The old hag didn't think there was a threat in Benghazi either.
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This is going to make a nice sound bite when it blows up in her face (literally)
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This past few days Hillary has been saying things that make little sense. On her national book tour she claimed she and Bill were broke when they left the WH...did she forget her 8 million dollar book advance?? Did she forget that a former president get about $197,000 pension? Now she says the Taliban five are no threat...I say keep talking Hillary. You'll talk your way right out of a nomination.
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She's an air-head, a dangerous air-head.
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For once, I hope Hillary is right, and we are wrong.

But I don't think so.


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