MoveOn.Org is criticizing Hillary Clinton for taking stances much too hawkish on Syria and Iraq.
“Secretary Clinton, and any other person thinking about seeking the Democratic nomination in 2016, should think long and hard before embracing the same policies advocated by right-wing war hawks that got America into Iraq in the first place and helped set the stage for Iraq’s troubles today,” MoveOn’s executive director, Ilya Sheyman, said in a statement.
Clinton, an expected presidential candidate in 2016, started to draw clear foreign policy differences with President Barack Obama in an interview published over the weekend. Clinton, who once served Obama as secretary of state, said her former boss failed to heed her advice calling for the U.S. to arm moderate Syrian rebels who may have been able to block the expansion of the jihadist military force known as the Islamic State.
But Sheyman argued Clinton should be learning the lesson from her 2008 presidential campaign, when Obama outflanked Clinton to the left on the Iraq War during the Democratic primary.