Since the beginning of her Hard Choices book tour, Hillary Clinton has been actively courting the media and positioning herself as the next heir to the presidency. That task now includes taking shots at her former boss, President Obama, in a seeming shift away from the administration’s agenda.
Most notably, the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg published two days ago an interview with Mrs. Clinton in which the former secretary of state knocks the president’s policy on Syria:
The failure to help build up a credible fighting force of the people who were the originators of the protests against Assad — there were Islamists, there were secularists, there was everything in the middle — the failure to do that left a big vacuum, which the jihadists have now filled.
President Obama recently made waves by coining the Obama Doctrine, his foreign policy first principle: “Don’t do stupid s--t.”
Clinton’s response to Goldberg? “Great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”