Rubio: Hillary Will Continue Obama’s ‘Disastrous’ Foreign Policy
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio on Thursday suggested that Hillary Clinton would stick to President Barack Obama’s “disastrous” foreign policy approach if elected as president in 2016.
In a speech in New Hampshire on Thursday, Rubio said that as president, “Hillary Clinton would write the sequel to President Obama’s disastrous foreign policy, sticking to the same theme of weakness and the same plot of retreat.”
“We have today leaders at the highest levels of our government who believe that the world would be better off with a weaker, less engaged America,” he stated in his speech. “Leaders who make national security decisions based on politics rather than on strategy; and leaders who fail to recognize that in today’s global economy, foreign policy and domestic policy are truly and increasingly inseparable.”
The Republican presidential hopeful boasted his “record of judgment, the breadth of experience, and the quality of leadership” in order to face the new threats in 21st century. “As Commander-in-Chief, I will understand that defense policy is foreign policy. By maintaining the strength to defeat aggression, we deter aggression – and that gives time and space for the tools of soft power to work.”
On Wednesday, Clinton penned an Op-Ed for the Forward in which she promised to “enhance our strategic partnership and strengthen America’s security commitment to Israel, ensuring that it always has the qualitative military edge to defend itself.”
Hillary also said she will invite Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for a meeting in the Oval Office in her first month in office.