Speaking at Iowa’s Freedom Summit on January 24, former Hewlett Packard CEO and possible Republican presidential candidate Carly Fiorina explained differences between herself and the Democrat’s favorite female candidate, Hillary Clinton.
One of those differences is that Fiorina understands that the September 11, 2012, attack on our Benghazi consulate was terrorism, not an impromptu uprising in reaction to a YouTube video.
Fiorina said, “Unlike Hillary Clinton I know…that our Ambassador to Libya and 3 other brave Americans were killed in a deliberate terrorist attack on the anniversary of 9/11.” She said our response to such an attack “must be more forceful than the arrest of a single individual a year later.”
She also spoke to leadership and made clear that Hillary cannot get away with equating flying around the world with leading in the world. She said, “Like Hillary Clinton, I too have traveled hundreds of thousands of miles around the globe. But unlike her, I have actually accomplished something. Mrs. Clinton, flying is an activity not an accomplishment.”
Fiorina also stressed the fact that we live in a dangerous world–a world full of enemies that do not simply go away if we ignore them:
I have met Vladimir Putin and know that it will take more to halt his ambitions that a gimmicky “Reset” button. Having done business in over 80 countries and having served as the Chairman of the External Advisory Board at the CIA, I know that China is a state sponsor of cyberwarfare and has a strategy to steal our intellectual property. [And] I know Bibi Netanyahu and know that when he warns us, over and over and over again, that Iran is a danger to this nation as well as to his own, we must listen.
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