While Hillary Clinton is now trying to talk tough against suspected Islamic terrorists in St. Paul and New York City, it was only two years ago she wanted to defeat them with hugs and hand-holding.
In December 2014, Clinton gave a speech at Georgetown University in which she said we must “empathize” with America’s enemies.
“This is what we call smart power,” Clinton told an audience of students and professors.
“Using every possible tool and partner to advance peace and security. Leaving no one on the sidelines. Showing respect even for one’s enemies. Trying to understand, in so far as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view. Helping to define the problems, determine the solutions.
“That is what we believe in the 21st century will change the prospects for peace,” she said.
On Monday, Clinton attempted to tout her terrorist-busting credentials, claiming she has been “part of the hard decision to take terrorists off the battlefield,” according to CNN.
“That is why I have been very clear. We are going after the bad guys and we are going to get them, but we are not going to go after an entire religion and give ISIS exactly what it is wanting,” Clinton said.