August 12, 2014

Clinton, Obama and Iraq

David Brooks, New York Times

The Associated Press

Obama and Clinton represent different Democratic tendencies. In their descriptions of the current situation in Iraq, Clinton emphasizes that there cannot be inclusive politics unless the caliphate is seriously pushed back, while Obama argues that we will be unable to push back the caliphate unless the Iraqis themselves create inclusive politics. The Clinton language points toward some sort of intervention. Obama’s points away from it, though he may be forced by events into being more involved.

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TAGGED: Hilary Clinton, Barack Obama, Iraq, Middle East, United States, U.S. Foreign Policy, 2016 Presidential Election, 2016


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