Hillary Is Finally Figuring Out How To Attack Trump
But she didn't do enough in her most recent foreign policy speech.
BY Charles P. Pierce | Jun 4, 2016 | Culture
Apparently, Hillary Rodham Clinton has left a bit of He, Trump out in the woodshed. She delivered a speech about foreign policy and, according to Vox, her talent for sarcasm is getting just a bit better.
"There's no risk of people losing their lives if you blow up a golf course deal. But it doesn't work like that in world affairs. Just like being interviewed on the same episode of 60 Minutes as Putin is not the same as actually dealing with Putin."
"The stakes in global statecraft are infinitely higher and more complex than in the world of luxury hotels."
"It's clear he doesn't have a clue what he's talking about. So we can't be certain which of these things he would do. But we can be certain that he's capable of doing any or all of them. Letting ISIS run wild. Launching a nuclear attack. Starting a ground war. These are all distinct possibilities with Donald Trump in charge."
And boom, as they say, goes the dynamite.
So she went out there and wrote her own Daisy ad. "Launching a nuclear attack" is a "distinct possibility" if the country elects He, Trump? That's starting the campaign cooking at 450-degrees. It might even be true. But it doesn't say fck-all about what she plans to do, except not to launch a nuclear attack. (Her track record as both a senator and as Secretary of State doesn't give her a lot of room to criticize anyone for starting ground wars.)
He, Trump is a leap in the dark on every issue known to man. Pointing this out in regards to foreign policy is the rough equivalent of saying that the heads on Mount Rushmore seem to be out of scale. I'm glad that her style is sharpening, and that she's becoming better at spotting fat pitches coming right down Broadway. But the speech doesn't do anything to assuage the concerns of people who wonder if she might be a tad too hawkish herself.
If the only difference between her and He, Trump is that she's not as reckless as he is, that's a cold consolation after 20 years of stalemated conflicts. Nobody's as reckless as he is.