Hillary Memoir Addresses Bergdahl Trade

    WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 14:  Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addresses the American Jewish Committee Global Forum on May 14, 2014 in Washington, DC. The AJC held the form to discuss topics related to the Jewish communities all around the world.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

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    It’s not exactly a juicy tell-all, but Secretary of State Hillary Clinton does get a few things off her chest in her new memoir, Hard Choices. Clinton addresses such topics as Benghazi (“There will never be perfect clarity on everything that happened”), Syria, Russia and Vladimir Putin (he is “thin-skinned and autocratic”), and the trading of five Taliban fighters for Army Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. “In every discussion about prisoners, we demanded the release of [Bergdahl], who had been captured in 2009. There would not be any agreement about prisoners without the sergeant coming home. …I acknowledged, as I had many times before, that opening the door to negotiations with the Taliban would be hard to swallow for many Americans after so many years of war.” She also talks about the most valuable things passed on to her by past Secretaries of State, her refusal to attack Sarah Palin “just for being a woman appealing for support from other women,” and helping plan daughter Chelsea’s wedding.

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