In order to list Hillary Clinton’s most famous foreign policy accomplishments, it’s not enough to talk about what she did to Libya and Egypt, her corrupt foundation, her complete disregard for national security, or her run as Senator where she was not responsible for any substantive legislation. We must go back to 2008 when she recalled her accomplishments as First Lady.
One of Hillary Clinton’s most ridiculous claims is that she brought peace to Ireland. She was asked what makes her qualified to deal with a 3 a.m. phone call about a foreign crisis and she named her peace efforts in Ireland.
Clinton did meet with some women in Ireland after Irish-Americans asked Bill Clinton to become involved. Any role they had was tangental and nearly insignificant. The peace was almost brokered by the time they got involved.
Hillary visited the area seven times between 1995 and 2004 – making five of those trips as first lady. Clinton was not directly involved in the peace negotiations that eventually led to the Good Friday Agreement.
David Trimble, the leader from Northern Ireland who was a co-recipient of the Noble prize for (actually) helping to bring about peace, called Clinton’s claim a “wee bit silly.”
In this video, she talks about a meeting that never took place.
Clinton referenced her “dangerous” trip to Bosnia which was quickly debunked. The Bosnian war had officially ended three months before her visit and she failed to mention that she made the trip with her 16-year-old daughter and two entertainers because it was no longer dangerous in the way she implied.
She was widely mocked for this lie.
Bill and Hillary Clinton claim that Hillary privately championed the use of U.S. troops to stop the genocide in Rwanda. That conversation left no public record, however, as U.S. policy was explicitly to stay out of Rwanda, and officials say that the use of U.S. troops was never considered, according to factcheck.
Hillary Clinton claimed “I’ve been standing up against … the Chinese government over women’s rights and standing up for human rights.” Clinton is referring to a speech that she delivered in 1995 as part of the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women. It was a tough speech and China did release jailed human rights activist Harry Wu after the speech.
Normally, however, a speech doesn’t qualify as foreign policy experience. Now her Foundation takes exorbitant sums from foreign countries and there are ties between donations and outlandish speaking fees for Bill Clinton and decisions made by Hillary as Secretary of State.
Then there is this from factcheck: Clinton claims to have “negotiated open borders” in Macedonia to fleeing Kosovar refugees. But the Macedonian border opened a full day before she arrived, and her meetings with Macedonian officials were too brief to allow for much serious negotiating. All the meetings took place in ONE AFTERNOON.
Bill Clinton adviser Greg Craig said that Hillary Clinton’s claims of foreign policy were “exaggerated.” Memos he wrote were published in an article in Salon in March, 2008 after the release of her famous ad asking who people wanted answering that phone call at 3am.
“There is no reason to believe, however, that she was a key player in foreign policy at any time during the Clinton Administration. She did not sit in on National Security Council meetings. She did not have a security clearance. She did not attend meetings in the Situation Room. She did not manage any part of the national security bureaucracy, nor did she have her own national security staff. She did not do any heavy-lifting with foreign governments, whether they were friendly or not. She never managed a foreign policy crisis, and there is no evidence to suggest that she participated in the decision-making that occurred in connection with any such crisis. As far as the record shows, Senator Clinton never answered the phone either to make a decision on any pressing national security issue — not at 3 AM or at any other time of day.”
He did mention she was active when it came to domestic policy. There was that failed universal healthcare proposal she pushed.