How Hillary Clinton Became a Hawk

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Republicans are attacking Hillary Clinton as a prospective clone of Barack Obama but, when it comes to foreign policy that’s not what the record shows.

President Barack Obama meets with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the Oval Office Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Official White House Photo by Pete Souza

During the Democratic primaries in 2008, Hillary Clinton called Barack Obama "naïve, irresponsible and hopelessly unprepared to be president." Then she became his first Secretary of State, telling Mark Landler two years later, "We've had some interesting and even unusual experiences along the way." Landler covered diplomacy for the New York Times and he’s now White House correspondent. His new book is Alter Egos: Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and the Twilight Struggle over American Power.




Warren Olney