Friday during former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s interview with The Guardian’s Phoebe Greenwood, Clinton was confronted by one of the misguided goals of the Obama administration.
Greenwood asked, “You thought that it was absolutely necessary to restore America’s standing, its reputation in the world, damaged in the Bush administration and yet according to a Pew Research figures, um, actually during your period, your tenure as Secretary of State some of the approval ratings in countries that were focuses of your foreign policy such as Pakistan, Egypt, China even the UK, approval ratings to the U.S. actually fell.”
Clinton countered by complaining about the “inherent contradiction” saying “of course when America acts in furtherance of our values, our interests, and our security that is not going to be universally popular.” Then defiantly the unpopular former Secretary of State still blasted “Bush’s unilateralism.”
Clinton is spending the holiday weekend in the United Kingdom promoting her new book “Hard Choices.”
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