A Simple Question, What has Hillary Clinton Accomplished…?

By Thomas Sowell

Hillary Clinton
A Simple Question, What has Hillary Clinton Accomplished…?
Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell

California –-(Ammoland.com)- It is amazing how a simple question can cause a complex lie to collapse like a house of cards.

The simple question was asked by Bill O’Reilly of the Fox News Channel, and it was addressed to two Democrats. He asked what has Hillary Clinton ever accomplished.

The two Democrats immediately sidestepped the question and started reciting their talking points in favor of Hillary. But O’Reilly kept coming back to the fact that nothing they were talking about was an accomplishment.

For someone who has spent her entire adult life in politics, including being a Senator and then a Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton has nothing to show for all those years — no significant legislation of hers that she got passed in the Senate, and only an unbroken series of international setbacks for the United States during her time as Secretary of State.

Before Barack Obama entered the White House and appointed Mrs. Clinton Secretary of State, Al Qaeda operatives in Iraq had notified their higher ups, stationed in Pakistan, that their cause was lost in Iraq and that there was no point sending more men there.

Hosni Mubarak was in charge in Egypt. He posed no threat to American or Western interests in the Middle East or to Christians within Egypt or to Israel. But the Obama administration threw its weight behind the Muslim Brotherhood, which took over and began terrorizing Christians in Egypt and promoting hostility to Israel.

In Libya next door, the Qaddafi regime had already given up its weapons of mass destruction, after they saw what happened to Saddam Hussein in Iraq. But President Obama’s foreign policy, carried out by Secretary of State Clinton, got Qaddafi removed, after which Libya became a terrorist haven where an American ambassador was killed, for the first time in decades.

The rationale for getting rid of Middle East leaders who posed no threat to American interests was that they were undemocratic and their people were restless. But there are no democracies in the Middle East, except for Israel. Moreover, the people were restless in Iran and Syria, and the Obama-Clinton foreign policy did nothing to support those who were trying to overthrow these regimes.

It would be only fair to balance this picture with foreign policy triumphs of the Obama-Clinton team. But there are none.

Not in the Middle East, not in Europe, where the Russians have invaded the Crimea, and not in Asia, where both China and North Korea are building up threatening military forces, while the Obama administration has been cutting back on American military forces.

Hillary Clinton became an iconic figure by feeding the media and the left the kind of rhetoric they love. Barack Obama did the same and became president. Neither had any concrete accomplishments besides rhetoric beforehand, and both have had the opposite of accomplishments after taking office.

They have something else in common. They attract the votes of those people who vote for demographic symbolism — “the first black president” to be followed by “the first woman president” — and neither to be criticized, lest you be denounced for racism or sexism.

It is staggering that there are sane adults who can vote for someone to be President of the United States as if they are in school, just voting for “most popular boy” or “most popular girl” — or, worse yet, voting for someone who will give them free stuff.

Whoever holds that office makes decisions involving the life and death of Americans and — especially if Iran gets a nuclear arsenal — the life and death of this nation. It took just two nuclear bombs — neither of them as powerful as those available today — to get a very tough nation like Japan to surrender.

Anyone familiar with World War II battles in the Pacific knows that it was not unusual for 90 percent of the Japanese troops defending Iwo Jima or other islands to fight to the death, even after it was clear that American troops had them beaten.

When people like that surrender after two nuclear bombs, do not imagine that today’s soft Americans — led by the likes of Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton — will fight on after New York and Chicago have been reduced to radioactive ashes.

Meanwhile, ISIS and other terrorists are giving us a free demonstration of what surrender would mean. But perhaps we can kick the can down the road, and leave that as a legacy to our children and grandchildren, along with the national debt.

About Thomas Sowell
Thomas Sowell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, as well as a prolific author including Black Rednecks And White Liberals. His website is www.tsowell.com. To find out more about Thomas Sowell and read his articles visit his website above.

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Peter
Peter
5 years ago

WELL THE WHOLE REASON SHE MOVE TO NEW YORK WAS SHE KNEW THERE MORE STUPID PEOPLE IN NEW YORK THAN ANY WHERE ELSE TO ELECT HER TO ???????Amazing to me how much has been forgotten! When Bill Clinton was president, he allowed Hillary to assume authority over a health care reform. Even after threats and intimidation, she couldn’t even get a vote in a democratic controlled congress. This fiasco cost the American taxpayers about $13 million in cost for studies, promotion, and other efforts. Then President Clinton gave Hillary authority over selecting a female attorney general. Her first two selections… Read more »

roger
roger
6 years ago

the answer to that question is : UGGLIER !.besides it and its husband bill are likely responsible for at least 36 questionable deaths while in the WH. remember ?

james
james
6 years ago

Poster model for plastic surgery in LA ?

Maluka
Maluka
6 years ago

She, being a crook, has accomplished one thing. Becoming a millionaire. She was fired by the committee investigating watergate back in the 70’s for various unethical activities but that endeared her to the democrat party and she was able to join other communist democrats to accumulate millions of illegal funds.

Refer to http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-J01Rxjrmros/U6HjXiWIzBI/AAAAAAAAA0c/w27kxuF-qYg/s1600/HillaryFired.jpg

Sherrie
Sherrie
4 years ago
Reply to  Maluka

She was never fired from the watergate committee. Try searching for facts. The man claiming he fired her, had no authority to fire anyone.

Frank G
Frank G
6 years ago

Simple answer ……….. NOTHING!

Suzanne
Suzanne
6 years ago

I love Sowell… but… the Russians did NOT invade Crimea… unless you count the time a couple centuries back when they took it from the Turks. ISIS is a direct product of the CIA’s Al Qaeda program… whether or not it is an independent spin-off… it is being financed and equipped by the CIA. Al Qaeda, like the Right Sector in Ukraine, is being used to destabilize and overthrow the government of one country after another. They did it in Libya, where the CIA had military boots on the ground 2 month before being reported in our mainstream news. Yemen… Read more »

Janek
Janek
6 years ago

Hillary Clinton has maintained her ‘name recognition’ with the help of the ‘mainstream media’. Un-informed voters would likely vote for her on the basis of her name being in the news. That’s a tough obstacle to overcome.

Dave from San Antonio
Dave from San Antonio
6 years ago

After Hillary left the State Department…all of a sudden…6 BILLION dollars cannot be accounted for…that she was ultimately responsible for, but then…”What difference does it make…now?”

Joe Amarone
Joe Amarone
6 years ago

Well she walked away with furnishings that belonged to the white house. We should really ask Vince Foster. He knew something !!!

Native Son
Native Son
6 years ago

She’s accomplished what any other Socialist/ Communist wants to accomplish, the destruction of our form of Government and Economy while making herself a 1%er.

TEX
TEX
6 years ago

She’s accomplished being gross as hell !

Mark
Mark
6 years ago

Um… she made a lot of money trading commodities?