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Man, Does Hillary Ever Need Operation Chaos

If she has to rely on her own campaign strategies, she’s sunk.

The NYTimes reports that Sen. Clinton’s campaign has seen fit to call Obama’s experience in question by invoking — wait for it — Osama bin Laden!  According to the Times:

As she spoke Monday in her father’s hometown, Scranton, Mrs. Clinton reinforced the message of her advertisement, arguing that Mr. Obama was untested. “I don’t want you to take a leap of faith or have any guesswork” about the next president, she said. “We’ve had enough of that,” she added. Her commercial was the first in which a Democratic candidate had used Osama bin Laden in the presidential race[.]…  In her commercial, Mr. bin Laden, the mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, is featured along with grainy images of the stock market crash of 1929, the attack on Pearl Harbor, the fall of the Berlin Wall and Hurricane Katrina.  In an interview Monday with Larry King on CNN , Mrs. Clinton said the advertisement addressed the reality “that the new president will inherit some of the most dangerous and difficult decisions that any president has had to make in a very long time…. I want people to think seriously about leadership, because that’s what I’m offering in this campaign.”

This mind you, is the Hillary Clinton whose husband’s administration pardoned FALN terrorists and Weather Underground terrorists.  The Hillary Clinton during whose husband’s administration bin Laden’s network trained jihadists fighting U.S. troops in Somalia; bombed the U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania, killing over 200 people; and bombed the U.S.S. Cole, killing 17 members of the U.S. Navy — and whose response was, respectively, to pull out, file an indictment (after an ineffectual bombing raid), and … do nothing.  The Hillary Clinton whose husband’s administration took no action when Iran killed 19 members of the U.S. air force at Khobar Towers — no action except, perhaps, to impede the FBI’s investigation into the atrocity.

Obama would be a disaster, but how much worse could he do on terrorism than that?  Is this really what the Clinton campaign wants to remind Pennsylvanians about?


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