ANDREW LEVINE – It Didn’t Have to Be Hillary

Hillary Clinton, our next President, is inept, intellectually shallow and morally obtuse.

She is also a Russophobe, a neocon, and a liberal (“humanitarian”) imperialist, who is fond of military “solutions” to problems she and her co-thinkers have created.   When she becomes Commander-in-Chief, she will be a disaster waiting to happen.

The prevailing view, however, is that foreign policy is her strong suit, and that she is a seasoned and capable leader, a “progressive pragmatist” who knows how to get things done.  Conventional wisdom often conflicts with reality. Sometimes it inverts it. This is one of those times.

Shame therefore on The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN (the Clinton News Network), MSNBC (=MSDNC), and other so-called liberal media; and extra shame on publications like The New Yorker,where intelligent journalism still sometimes appears, and on the purportedly left-leaning Nation, and Mother Jones. For helping to concoct and reinforce the illusions that have made Hillary the reigning Queen of the War Party, they have a lot to answer for.

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