March 7th, 2008
10:15 AM ET
15 years ago

A fact check on Clinton's foreign policy claims

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption=" Sen. Hillary Clinton delivered a foreign policy speech at George Washington University in February."]WASHINGTON (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton, fresh off crucial wins in Tuesday's primaries, has been playing the experience card heavily, particularly in regard to her role in foreign policy.

Clinton said it's her 35 years of experience that make her the best candidate to take on presumptive GOP presidential nominee John McCain in November.

After losing primaries in Ohio and Texas, Sen. Barack Obama argued the media has not held Clinton's feet to the fire on foreign policy.

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  1. Clinton News Network, INDEED!


    I agree with you wholeheartedly, CNN was spouting all that nonsense that helped Hillary win. Clearly she has friends on this network. I thought Fox news was slanted, but as soon as Hillary complained about the way that she was being treated by the media, CNN jumped all over Obama! At least Fox did do equal reporting on the two candidates. I guess CNN really does stand for Clinton News Network...Keep deleting CNN, I will just keep posting....

    March 7, 2008 02:06 pm at 2:06 pm |
  2. LoL

    After reading this, I feel that I have been duped by Hillary's false claim to experience. I do not blame her, I blame myself for being (stupid). Can I take back my (OH) vote. I wish I were in Florida/Michigan to do over my vote. .

    March 7, 2008 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  3. Kristi from Indiana

    Well, if you consider shaking hands with foreign dignitaries and having tea with their wives "experience" from her White House days then I guess you have a right to your opinion. But if you think she was much more involved than that then we must consider whether or not there were National security breaches occuring and without the documents from the Clinton Library we may never know. Therefore, I don't consider her claims to Commander in Chief experience to be valid and you shouldn't either!

    March 7, 2008 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  4. LP

    Its about time this 35 years of experience is challenged. Billary is getting besides themselves in this race. Look people, McCain will destroy Billary if they get back in Office. Lets talk about all the Lobbyist money she's been taking for her Campaign. Remember she has to scratch their backs back. Just wonder about that Clinton supporters. Obama might not have been in the White house but I trust his judgement on the issues. Keeping the Iraq war going to another 100 years does not sound good for the economy. You Clinton supporters better take off the blinders, she knows allot, but is not ready to lead anywhere but in her own home.. I like Hillary no doubt as Vice President. Its just not your turn lady. Do you think the White Male population wants a Female president? Go think again....

    Many pepole really are only voting because of stories that appear on CNN or local news, they don't look at the facts. That just goes to show most people are followers, and Clinton needs to follow a true Leader.

    OBAMA 08

    March 7, 2008 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Obama for President


    Experience does not necessarily equate with good judgment!!! Are you telling me that you don't know of anyone in your life who continues to make the same mistakes, over and over again!!! with relationships, with jobs etc.?

    I'll vote for someone with good judgement over someone with experience any day!!!!! PSYCHOLOGY101.

    March 7, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. ┬žkeet

    No one cares who's a monster, who draws the most money... how about sticking with the issues. What do we plan to do to make our country a better place without sucking more money from the tax payers, PERIOD. Maybe they should use their ability to raise money to pay for national health care and make even better friends with their pharmaceutical buddies or subsidize home mortgages..instead of giving it to the media fto further their popularity campaigns. Pathetic Politics.

    March 7, 2008 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  7. D R

    We will see if the pro Clinton news, CNN blocks this also! The extreme right wing Rush Limbaugh is telling everyone to vote for Hillary! That is a good indication of whom the conservative right thinks they can beat in Nov. Now I'm all for a women President, BUT NOT THIS WOMEN! Many seem to be blinded to the fact that the Clinton's are capable of doing anything and everything to get back into the White house! I cannot believe Texas and Ohio gave her a chance to steal this election! I doubt Obama would be dumb enough to invite this cancer onto his ticket! We were close to impeaching the Clinton's just eight years ago! Doesn't that mean anything to her voters! If Hillary jumped off a cliff, would half the women in this country follow?

    March 7, 2008 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
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