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Clinton says America should ‘empathize’ with its enemies


Clinton says America should ‘empathize’ with its enemies

Published December 05, 2014

Hillary Clinton is taking heat for saying America should “empathize” and show “respect” for its enemies.

The former secretary of State, who is considered a likely 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, made the remarks during a speech Wednesday at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Touting an approach she calls “smart power,” Clinton urged America to use “every possible tool and partner” to advance peace.

This, she said, includes “leaving no one on the sidelines, showing respect even for one’s enemies, trying to understand and insofar as psychologically possible, empathize with their perspective and point of view.”

At a time when the U.S. military is launching airstrikes against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, some called the comments out of place.

8 thoughts on “Clinton says America should ‘empathize’ with its enemies

  1. is she smoking weed.

  2. I’d like the same deals she got when she worked at the Rose law firm .

  3. All hail Madam President

  4. Canada, here I come.

  5. You need to know your enemy to defeat him.

  6. PC will destroy this country from within. What a moron for saying this near the anniversary of pearl harbor. Next she’ll make 911 a holiday.

  7. Obama did all that.

    Problem is America destroyed the mid east before he came into office for oooooiiiilllll , oil.

    So they hate us.

    We feel guilty about letting them kill themselves in those sectarian wars, so our presence makes them hate us more. It’s a Catch-22.

    Boy I’m sure glad I didn’t run for president. I might have won and been stuck on what to do.

  8. The mideast hated us long before we took out Saddam (who put out a ‘hit’ on a former US president)
    Nothing comes out of the Mideast except for terrorism.
    Achylles laurel, the marine barracks, numerous us embassy bombings etc etc..
    Can you name one positive contribution to mankind?

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