Hillary Clinton is getting slammed for her recent remarks at Georgetown University, in which she suggested a more “flexible” approach to how America fights its enemies. Clinton told the Georgetown audience:
“This is what we call smart power, using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security, leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for ones enemies.”
“Trying to understand and in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”
Here’s how social media users responded:
Hillary Clinton has a great answer for our enemies. Play nice with them, and they will be nice to you. I thought we already did that. Obama
— Chuck Woolery (@chuckwoolery) December 6, 2014
Possibly blew her chances at the White House? (Probably not, her supporters won’t care.)
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) December 5, 2014
The Islamic State had to get a kick out of Clinton’s insights.
Hillary Clinton says that the key to peace is respecting our enemies and empathizing with them. I can hear Isis laughing all the way in OH.
— #Liberty4ever (@mdement88) December 5, 2014
Let’s be realistic here: Following 9/11, if George Bush or any president for that matter would have told America we need to “empathize with our enemies,” they would have come under major fire like Clinton.
In addition, enemies like ISIS have beheaded three U.S. citizens and called to “drown America in blood.” The last thing on the mind of ISIS is making peace.
We tried the more tolerant strategy under Obama and here are just a few things that happened:
ISIS controls a territory the size of the United Kingdom.
Clinton said she would hit the “reset button with Russia,” and Putin is taking apart Ukraine piece by piece.
After the Bergdahl exchange, terrorists said they were encouraged to kidnap more.
Apparently, our enemies view empathy as a weakness and as evidenced, they exploit it. Many occasions call for empathy, but anything concerning America’s national security isn’t one of them.