Clinton: U.S. Failed to Stop ISIS

    OAKLAND, CA - JULY 23:  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks during news conference following a round table event to launch the "Talking is Teaching: Talk Read Sing" campaign at the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute on July 23, 2014 in Oakland, California.  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton launched the "Talking is Teaching; Talk Read Sing" campaign in partnership withToo Small to Fail and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Foundation that encourages parents and caregivers to close the word gap by talking, singing and reading to children every day from the birth.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Hillary Clinton isn’t mincing words about the crises in the Middle East. In an interview with The Atlantic, the former Secretary of State attributed the “failure” to the U.S. decision not to intervene in the early days of the Syrian civil war. The result is a number of al Qaeda-inspired offshoots wreaking havoc in Syria and Iraq. Clinton suggested that Obama’s foreign policy has been too cautious, addressing the president’s doctrine of “Don’t do stupid stuff,” saying: “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.” She also spoke of the Israel-Hamas situation, expressing support for Israel’s need to defend itself.

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