Hillary Clinton supports Obama on Syria
September 3rd, 2013
06:27 PM ET
8 months ago

Hillary Clinton supports Obama on Syria

(CNN) – Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton backs President Barack Obama's proposal to take military action in Syria, an aide told CNN's Jessica Yellin on Tuesday.

"Secretary Clinton supports the President's effort to enlist the Congress in pursuing a strong and targeted response to the Assad regime's horrific use of chemical weapons," the aide said.

Clinton, a potential contender for president in 2016, had been receiving questions and some criticism for not speaking out amid recent developments, including the president's decision to seek congressional approval from Congress before launching any strikes.

As secretary of state, Clinton had voiced support for arming the opposition.

Politico was the first to report Clinton's support for the president's decision.


Filed under: 2016 • Hillary Clinton • Syria
soundoff (69 Responses)
  1. bhornet

    Hillary flew to a lot of places, and had a lot of tea, but as she was sec. of state she had zero accomplishments. Iran still making nukes, North Korea attacked and killed South Koreans, Egypt fell to IB, Syria burns with 2 million refugees. All she did was push her own personal woman's issues and promoted females to prominent posts due to their gender. She does not represent now or ever, half of the American population. She will only bring her sexist gender politics to the forefront again. Thank God we have Kerry.

    September 3, 2013 08:00 pm at 8:00 pm |
  2. Dick Smegma

    Total loser traitor.
    Queen of Benghazi
    Worst SECSTATE ever, although Kerry can give her a battle!

    September 3, 2013 08:08 pm at 8:08 pm |
  3. McBlaine

    She would support Hitler if that would make her President.

    September 3, 2013 08:09 pm at 8:09 pm |
  4. hefailed

    Probably thinks, "At this point, what does it really matter..."

    September 3, 2013 08:12 pm at 8:12 pm |
  5. Name Michael Carrera

    No. Time to wait for Congress to discuss this matter. President needs balls, it's now or when we decide to act it's going to be to late. This is a serious matter. And Congress always has other shit on plate. Time to hit before they do us.and we all know how they value there lives in the middle east. They don't Care about dying or killing their own. We value our lives. So we need to hit now. And this isn't a time to talk about it.

    September 3, 2013 08:15 pm at 8:15 pm |
  6. Elleoop

    Missing in action on Benghazi and missing in action on Syria when she had the chance to do something...100,000 dead. Thank you, former secretary of state and presidental candidate Hillary Clinton.

    September 3, 2013 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  7. Yvonne

    If we bomb Syria there will be boots on the ground because we do not bomb and run.

    September 3, 2013 08:20 pm at 8:20 pm |
  8. Name Michael Carrera

    What is Obama waiting for? Oh yea I know. Waiting for all our troops overseas to be killed, then it will be in the United States. I like Obama, only thing wrong with him is he thinks we can talk and make peace all the time. Needs to wake up, nothing else to even discuss. HELLO OBAMA! !! TIME TO WAKE UP.

    September 3, 2013 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  9. liberal disease

    why? she said Assad was a reformer a few years ago, so did Kerry and Barry..Wrong again!
    tell us what really happened in Benghazi before you yap about Syria and your failed mid east policy...smarty pants..suit

    September 3, 2013 08:41 pm at 8:41 pm |
  10. souvenir

    the President of the United States did exactly what a wise guy would do.He did it in a smart way with good conscience.

    September 3, 2013 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  11. comeblowyourhorn

    She is such a sorry excuse for a diplomat. Now she has to make points for her run for president. She's a fraud and a terrible politician and person !!!!

    September 3, 2013 08:49 pm at 8:49 pm |
  12. comeblowyourhorn

    She's a waste and a terrible diplomat. Keep your mouth shut hillary and go HOME . We don't want to hear from you ever !!!!

    September 3, 2013 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  13. Garth

    Who cares what Hillary says?

    September 3, 2013 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  14. greener65

    CNN in full support of Clinton 2016. It begins now.

    September 3, 2013 09:19 pm at 9:19 pm |
  15. Namebrad

    Thats reason enough for me to believe we need to stay out of Syria

    September 3, 2013 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  16. Coo

    Already knew it, she urged Obama to take action 2 YEARS AGO!

    September 3, 2013 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  17. Dark tater

    just lost my vote hill. sorry, you don't have to flex your muscle to be a strong a leader.

    September 3, 2013 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  18. yolanda

    And what does Condi Rice say? Or Colin Powell ? They are as relevant to this discussion as she is..... Hillary doesn't see the need to talk about Benghazi, which occurred on her watch, so why do we need to hear from her on this?

    September 3, 2013 09:30 pm at 9:30 pm |
  19. BTLProd

    Why does what she think matter? Didn't she bail from Secretary of State after a major foul up in the Middle East?

    September 3, 2013 09:31 pm at 9:31 pm |
  20. crossbreed

    Yeah mr president,i support your decision to go to war...in syria and bengazi and anywhere else as long as we are winning..but if we start losing , me and john gonna hit the highway bro...so you know..

    September 3, 2013 09:47 pm at 9:47 pm |
  21. Nancy

    Who cares what she thinks, she has enough blood on her hands. She should just shut up.

    September 3, 2013 10:24 pm at 10:24 pm |
  22. Ryan Copeland

    Hillary has no credibility after Benghazi so who cares what she approves of.

    September 3, 2013 10:28 pm at 10:28 pm |
  23. S. B. Stein

    It makes sense to enlist as much help as you get in this kind of problem.

    September 3, 2013 10:37 pm at 10:37 pm |
  24. starman5

    She's got more balls than half the men in Congress or the Senate.

    September 3, 2013 11:06 pm at 11:06 pm |
  25. Helen Troy

    Mrs. Clintons lack of response on Syria has caused this mess.. Her and Obama made some policy errors it does appear...

    September 3, 2013 11:07 pm at 11:07 pm |
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