Hillary Clinton supports Obama on Syria
September 3rd, 2013
06:27 PM ET
11 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. hank

    Surprised she did'nt say, "What difference does it make!"

    September 3, 2013 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  2. EdL

    So this is what elderly lady Hillary thinks.

    September 3, 2013 11:16 pm at 11:16 pm |
  3. menisino

    The country voted in Bush, Obama not once but twice while rejecting McCain & Clinton...you just couldn't have been more wrong.....so people.... or as Obama bellows "we the people". got what we deserve.

    September 3, 2013 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  4. Nadine V.

    Who gives a FLYING FIG what Hillary Whitewater or Bill Sometimes a Cigar Is Not Just a Cigar Clinton think about this. Get off the stage already. We need a strong Independent politician.

    September 3, 2013 11:48 pm at 11:48 pm |
  5. hender1123

    Hillary is a heat seeking missile aimed at 2016. Any statements you hear are probably part of a well orchestrated plan to return a Clinton to the White House.

    September 4, 2013 12:13 am at 12:13 am |
  6. Tommy

    Well, I don't.

    September 4, 2013 12:15 am at 12:15 am |
  7. MesaMax

    Syria, another failure of Hillary Clinton's tenure at State. Just add it to the Benghazi Consulate Massacre and Coverup. This presidential wannabe is a joke.

    September 4, 2013 01:13 am at 1:13 am |
  8. Name joshuakpatibong@gmail.com

    syrian need force and brutality,tha is the only language they want.

    September 4, 2013 02:04 am at 2:04 am |
  9. Dave

    Why would her opinion even matter?

    September 4, 2013 02:33 am at 2:33 am |
  10. Namejoseph hurray

    We need to act fast on this. The longer we procrastinate the more north korea will get it in there heads that nuclear attacks are ok. Weare sending the wrong message here. Obama.... act now!

    September 4, 2013 02:54 am at 2:54 am |
  11. Francisco Fernandez

    These is going to bring the economy down and down now instead of bringing economy up

    September 4, 2013 05:45 am at 5:45 am |
  12. The Great Pontificator

    Somebody record this. If it goes south, you'll never ever hear about it again on this site.

    September 4, 2013 05:47 am at 5:47 am |
  13. BOB

    this is good she won't stand a chanch of becoming president now. it is all money oil and prestige not a thing to do with people

    September 4, 2013 05:51 am at 5:51 am |
  14. Imhem

    Why do we care what Hillary thinks, she's one of the reasons Obama's in this Hobson's Choice to begin with.

    September 4, 2013 05:54 am at 5:54 am |
  15. Gday7

    Sorting things out peacefully wil be preferable rether involving the military

    September 4, 2013 06:23 am at 6:23 am |
  16. Jerry

    Of course she does!!! Does anyone, other than Mr. Obama, REALLY care "what does it matter at this time" Hillary thinks?! I don't. She should be brought up on charges (treason, neglect of duty, etc., etc., etc.); along with her clueless boss.

    September 4, 2013 06:26 am at 6:26 am |
  17. Goony

    Hillary has never had an original thought in her head her whole life.

    September 4, 2013 06:30 am at 6:30 am |
  18. AnnonUSA

    Now that is a total shock, no?

    September 4, 2013 07:03 am at 7:03 am |
  19. realville

    Who cares what Clinton thinks. She was an absolute failure as Secretary of State and not a particularly effective carpetbagger Senator from New York. Her overall competence and integrity is seriously in doubt considering her lies and failures regarding Benghazi.

    September 4, 2013 07:50 am at 7:50 am |
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