Hillary Clinton served as the United States Secretary of State from 2009 to 2013 under President Barack Obama’s administration. This week, during her self-titled annual awards ceremony at Georgetown University, Hillary Clinton said that the biggest obstacle to peace and security around the world is “men starting wars.”
Clinton was asked by a student, “What do you see as the biggest challenge for women, peace, and security over the next ten years?”
“Well I think the biggest challenge is men starting wars,” Clinton replied, adding, “You know, I don’t think they have enough to do.”
When Tulsi Gabbard famously dubbed Clinton “the queen of warmongers” in 2019, she wasn’t wrong.
Clinton seems to have memory-holed the intervention in Libya in 2011. This intervention was aimed at protecting civilians and assisting anti-Gaddafi forces during the Libyan civil war. It resulted in the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi, but Libya subsequently faced political instability and conflict.
Benghazi Attack: The attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, in September 2012, which resulted in the deaths of four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens, drew significant attention and criticism. The incident led to investigations and debates over security and intelligence failures.
We remember how she chortled with delight when she found out Muammar Gaddafi had been lynched in the streets following his US-led overthrow in Libya during her tenure as secretary of state, saying “I’m sure it did” when asked if his death had anything to do with her visit to the country. The same woman who as secretary of state promoted the plan of arming extremists in Syria with the goal of toppling Damascus. The same woman who as a senator played a pivotal role in convincing the Democratic Party to support the invasion of Iraq based on lies. The same woman who as first lady said she “urged” her husband Bill Clinton to launch the bombing campaign that would leave Serbia and Kosovo covered in cluster munitions. The same woman who as a US presidential candidate advocated a no-fly zone in Syria which would have required attacks on Russian war planes that violated it, and endorsed the same policies in Ukraine which eventually provoked the Russian invasion.
Nobody is arguing that men have been the main drivers in most wars.
Which is why this is all so silly and stupid. The girlboss “feminism” of the Hillary Clinton age has ceased to mean advancing women’s interests but has become a tin-eared celebration of examples of women proving that they can be just as murderous, tyrannical, and abusive as any man.
Sadly, she is the poster child for the modern Democratic Party. Ukraine has shown how they are dedicated to serving all the worst impulses of the human species — imperialism, militarism, capitalism, authoritarianism, and, yes, patriarchy — all while wearing a creepy mask of civil rights and social justice.
Voters rejected this in 2016, and it had nothing to do with misogyny. People sensed it then as they sense it now.
The door is open for candidates like Robert Kennedy, Jr. and Ron Desantis if they can only grasp and ride the Zeitgeist.