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Architects of war support Hillary Clinton because she:

  • Advocated for arming fighters in Syria; also called for missile strikes and a no-fly zone in Syria
  • Has a hawkish, provocative position towards Russia
  • Supported, if not facilitated, a military coup in Ukraine, which included neo-Nazi battalions
  • Admitted she played a role in the military coup in Honduras
  • Guaranteed “Israel’s qualitative military edge;” said she'll “stand up against the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.”
  • Pushed hard for the overthrow of Libya's Muammar Gaddafi, then bragged about his murder (Gaddafi was killed by a bayonet stab to the anus)
  • Warned that the U.S. could "totally obliterate" Iran
  • Reportedly used her cell phone to approve of drone strikes that killed as many as 1,000 civilians, including up to 200 children in Pakistan alone
  • Backed escalation of the war in Afghanistan
  • Voted for the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and supported the plan to leave behind up to 20,000 American troops in Iraq
  • Supported President Bill Clinton's wars and the power of the president to make war without Congress
“Hillary is the neocon’s neocon,” said MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough. “She will be more of a saber-rattler, more of a neocon, than probably the Republican nominee. I mean, there’s hardly been a military engagement that Hillary hasn’t been for in the past twenty years.”

Days after endorsing Clinton, former CIA director Mike Morell said the U.S. should covertly kill Russians and Iranians in Syria, and that the U.S. should bomb Syrian government offices, aircraft and presidential guard positions

Here are some of the neocons and "liberal interventionists" who have endorsed Clinton
Branko Marcetic of In These Times wrote, “some neocons are so disgusted with [Trump’s] rejection of foreign policy establishment thinking that they’ve declared the unthinkable: They’re going to vote for Hillary Clinton.”
Here is a more complete list of the neocons and "liberal interventionists"
who have endorsed Clinton

Updated Aug. 10, 2016

  • Mike Morell, ex-director of the CIA, who - days after endorsing Clinton - said the U.S. should covertly kill Russians and Iranians in Syria, and that the U.S. should bomb Syrian government offices, aircraft and presidential guard positions
  • John Negroponte, director of national intelligence under George W. Bush
  • Leon Panetta, drone warrior and former director of the CIA
  • Robert Kagan, husband of Victoria Nuland, Kagan has been called “the most influential neocon in academe”. Has re-labelled himself as a "liberal interventionist"
  • Michael Chertoff, secretary of homeland security under GW Bush
  • Richard Armitage, former Deputy Secretary of State who was the source who first revealed the identity of CIA officer Valerie Plame
  • Max Boot, a hard-line war hawk and self-declared “American imperialist”
  • Madeline Albright, who said it was “worth it” in describing the 500,000 Iraqi children who died because of U.S. sanctions
  • Hank Paulson, former Treasury Secretary and key bailout architect
  • Eliot Cohen, founding Signatory for the Project for the New American Century
  • Brent Skowcroft, National Security adviser to George HW Bush
  • Tom Ridge, secretary of homeland security under GW Bush
  • Eric Edelman, national security adviser to then-Vice President Dick Cheney
  • John Bellinger III, former legal adviser to Condoleezza Rice
  • Michael Hayden, director of the CIA under GW Bush
  • Robert Zoellick, president of the World Bank and the U.S. trade representative under GW Bush
  • Carla Hills, the U.S. trade representative under George H.W. Bush
  • Dan Senor, leading neoconservative operative and former foreign policy advisor to Mitt Romney, who declared, “Hillary is more hawkish than any of us!”
Ultra-hawk Robert Kagan described Clinton as a neocon and "one of us ... I feel comfortable with her on foreign policy... If she pursues a policy which we think she will pursue it’s something that might have been called neocon, but clearly her supporters are not going to call it that; they are going to call it something else.”  [Actually, Kagan is already calling it something else: "liberal interventionism".]
Saying Clinton is better than Trump is like saying:
  • The Islamic State is better than al-Qaeda
  • An airline pilot who is high on meth is better than a pilot who is high on heroin
  • Death by firing squad is better than the electric chair - even though you don't believe in the death penalty
If your only two choices for president were George W. Bush or Donald Trump, would you be in the "anybody but Bush" camp or the "never Trump" club?
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