To be sure, she would be a total wreck on the domestic front and would likely continue military actions at the far outposts of the Empire, but there is no indication she wants a military confrontation with Russia.
Indeed, serious war hawks consider her soft on Russia--and pretty much the entire world..
In today's WSJ, the neocon American Interest staff writer, reviews Mary Thompson-Jones’sTo the Secretary: Leaked Embassy Cables and America’s Foreign Policy Disconnect and reports:
Ms. Thompson-Jones is a diplomat’s diplomat: She writes cautiously and precisely, with appreciation for the importance of hierarchy. Yet, in the book’s explosive final chapter, she lays into Hillary Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State. Both in foreign affairs and in intra-administration turf fights, Ms. Thompson-Jones writes that “Clinton tended to settle for too little and squandered her influence on the small stuff.” Mrs. Clinton shares responsibility for the disastrous “reset” with Russia and the subsequent failure of relations: “The cables leave a damning trail of evidence . . . showing that American diplomats on the ground were sending her plenty of information about Russian destabilization and aggression,” and yet nothing or not enough was changed. Mrs. Clinton, she writes, “had a penchant for racking up second-tier wins,” while critically important countries like Iraq, Syria and Russia, languished and fell into trouble. Mrs. Thompson-Jones is even critical of Mrs. Clinton’s championing of a project to bring “clean cookstoves” to the Third World: “Bravo, but was this the best and highest value use of her time?”And, remember, this is what Breitbart wrote about her:
Clinton had the opportunity to face off against her Russian counterpart as Secretary of State in President Barack Obama’s first term. In 2009, she infamously championed the “reset” with Russia, which became a capitulation.
In an infamous press conference with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Clinton presented Russia with a bright red button that purportedly said “reset”–except the State Department mistranslated it as “overcharge.”
During Clinton’s tenure, the U.S. obeyed Russian demands and backed down from missile defense systems in Europe. The U.S. also signed the New START treaty, which included one-sided concessions by the U.S.In this crazy era, a President in office who is focused on “clean cookstoves”for the Third World would be a blessing.
Please note, Hillary, as her first step in power, would not send US troops to the Middle East, Donald Trump would.