Did Hillary refuse to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization?

posted at 8:01 am on May 8, 2014 by Ed Morrissey

Boko Haram has wreaked havoc in Nigeria and portions of surrounding nations since 2009, when the Nigerian government tried to crack down on their arms-gathering operations. The group of Islamist terrorists had been known for much of that time to have ties to al-Qaeda, both ideological and tactical. Hundreds, perhaps thousands died in terrorist attacks from 2009 to 2013, many of them targeted for their Christianity. And yet, not until November 2013 did the US finally list Boko Haram as a terrorist group.

Why? We should ask Hillary Clinton. Josh Rogin at The Daily Beast reported last night that the State Department was asked repeatedly during her tenure as Secretary of State to add it to their list of terrorist organizations — but refused to do so:

On Wednesday, Clinton said that the abduction of the girls by Boko Haram was “abominable, it’s criminal, it’s an act of terrorism and it really merits the fullest response possible, first and foremost from the government of Nigeria.” Clinton said that as Secretary of State she had numerous meetings with Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan and had urged the Nigerian government to do more on counterterrorism.

What Clinton didn’t mention was that her own State Department refused to place Boko Haram on the list of foreign terrorist organizations in 2011, after the group bombed the UN headquarters in Abuja. The refusal came despite the urging of the Justice Department, the FBI, the CIA, and over a dozen Senators and Congressmen.

“The one thing she could have done, the one tool she had at her disposal, she didn’t use. And nobody can say she wasn’t urged to do it. It’s gross hypocrisy,” said a former senior U.S. official who was involved in the debate. “The FBI, the CIA, and the Justice Department really wanted Boko Haram designated, they wanted the authorities that would provide to go after them, and they voiced that repeatedly to elected officials.”

In May 2012, then-Justice Department official Lisa Monaco (now at the White House) wrote to the State Department to urge Clinton to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist organization. The following month, Gen. Carter Ham, the chief of U.S. Africa Command, said that Boko Haram provided a “safe haven” for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and was likely sharing explosives and funds with the group. And yet, Hillary Clinton’s State Department still declined to place Boko Haram on its official terrorist roster.

Rogin takes care to report this as taking place during Clinton’s tenure, not ordered by Clinton herself. However, it’s difficult to imagine a lower-ranking official at State brushing off demands from the commander of AFRICOM, as well as the CIA and the FBI. The DoJ letter went directly to Clinton, not to a mid-level staffer. Early last year, before Hillary retired, Senate Republicans tried to force State to designate Boko Haram through legislation — efforts that State lobbied against, as Rogin reports. Rogin’s caution aside, it’s clear that the responsibility for this failure rests directly with Hillary Clinton, if not the decision itself.

To quote the Secretary herself, what difference at this point would it have made? Rep. Peter Meehan, who joined other members of Congress in writing “letter after letter” to State since 2011 demanding action on Boko Haram, explains to Rogin that it might be a lot easier to “bring back our girls,” as Hillary Clinton has begun posturing over the last week:

“We lost two years of increased scrutiny. The kind of support that is taking place now would have been in place two years ago,” he said. The designation would have “enhanced the capacity of our agencies to do the work that was necessary. We were very frustrated, it was a long delay.”

So, why did State refuse to act? This sounds … familiar:

“At the time, the sentiment that was expressed by the administration was this was a local grievance and therefore not a threat to the United States or its interests,” he said. “They were saying al Qaeda was on the run and our argument was contrary to that. It has metastasized and it is actually in many ways a growing threat and this is a stark example of that.”

It’s true that not every local grievance requires a State Department designation, but Boko Haram allied itself with al-Qaeda and provided it tactical support, at least. That should have prompted State to act, especially with the consensus within the national-security communities demanding it – repeatedly. Instead, Hillary Clinton refused to act in order to keep up a pretense that “al-Qaeda was on the run.”

Now Hillary wants to fight Boko Haram with hashtags. Too bad she didn’t fight them with real resources when she had the chance.


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Fox and Friends were talking abut this earlier. Amazing.

esr1951 on May 8, 2014 at 8:04 AM

She should wear those glasses more often.

JellyToast on May 8, 2014 at 8:06 AM

More RNC War on Women
Hillary cannot be criticized.
It’s the new 2016 version of racism to criticize her “accomplishments” as Sec State.

philw1776 on May 8, 2014 at 8:07 AM

…I’ll have to ask Huntsman

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Now Hillary wants to fight Boko Haram with hashtags. Too bad she didn’t fight them with real resources when she had the chance.

Because with these corrupt idiots, the only thing that matters is politics and power, not doing the jobs they were elected and appointed to do for the good of the country.

Cleombrotus on May 8, 2014 at 8:12 AM

What difference… oh, forget it.

Bat Chain Puller on May 8, 2014 at 8:15 AM

Reset!!!!

Yepper Phil…..sexism, the new racism for the dems

The lsm would rather talk about how evil the gop is fundraising off 4 dead Americans and placing Lois in contempt…. that’s much more newsworthy
/

cmsinaz on May 8, 2014 at 8:18 AM

She confused it with Procol Harum and thought it was a song.

TimBuk3 on May 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Well, if people CHOOSE to be critical of that!

But she is positively BRILLIANT in those glasses,
doncha think??

ToddPA on May 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Not sure why the headline is in the form of a question. It’s a fact she refused to do it.

Lizzy on May 8, 2014 at 8:21 AM

Hey, can’t we give this woman a break!??

For all we know, she held up a Sign back in the day saying
“Bring our girls home”“Please don’t be Terrorists”

ToddPA on May 8, 2014 at 8:23 AM

Only if failures and lies were accomplishments would this be the most qualified person to ever seek the presidency.

crrr6 on May 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM

Not sure how she can make any decision regarding Islamic expansion considering the hundreds of millions of dollars her “foundation” has taken from the Saudi royal family.

Ben Hur on May 8, 2014 at 8:24 AM

To quote the Secretary herself, what difference at this point would it have made?

Well, I dunno… The failure to designate Boko Haram as a terrorist group makes a pretty stark statement about Hill’s analytical capacity and judgment. Someone might find that important to her qualifications to seek a public office. Yes, the failure in relation to BH constitutes only one instance of poor judgment, but some might see a pattern or trend when evaluating the rest of her record.

“What difference…?” indeed.

Jazz on May 8, 2014 at 8:25 AM

Don’t you racist misogynists REALIZE that when Obama was elected, Terrorism disappeared completely. You Bunch o dunces!

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Key West Reader on May 8, 2014 at 8:26 AM

Ever the political opportunist, Hillary Clinton is amoral. She should be put out to pasture.

onlineanalyst on May 8, 2014 at 8:28 AM

Instead, Hillary Clinton refused to act in order to keep up a pretense that “al-Qaeda was on the run.”

Her whole political career is built on pretense.

workingclass artist on May 8, 2014 at 8:29 AM

war on women…

dpduq on May 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

Hey! If you start designating black Muslims on terror organizations, where does it stop? A slipperly slope leading straight to the Oval Office and a guy with kill lists.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM

…I’ll have to ask Huntsman

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Thread winner! Plus extra credit for catching the whole “RINO’s [heart] Hillary” vibe.

bofh on May 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM

She confused it with Procol Harum and thought it was a song.

TimBuk3 on May 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

“Let me be clear: While I like Boko Haram, I did not enjoy ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ as a white woman. That’s rayciss! But it did go really well with bongs, and it really helped me find my mellow.”

Jazz on May 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Rogin’s caution aside, it’s clear that the responsibility for this failure rests directly with Hillary Clinton, if not the decision itself.

But on the plus side, diplomatic personnel and staff in Vienna have the ability to charge their electric cars. Hillary logged more miles than the travel gnome. And she almost got a joke right which involved an office supply store novelty item and a English-Russian dictionary. Priorities!

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 8:34 AM

Ultimately though, the state department was right. This is a problem with governance and corruption in Nigeria as much as it is the fault of the U.S. Boko Haram is putting enormous pressure on the Nigerian government from it’s citizens, it actually *isn’t* our job to resolve these issues for other nations.

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Writing as someone who works in counterterrorism, if Clinton refused to designate BH as a terror organization, then she is a LOT dumber than I thought she was…and that is saying a LOT.

NavyMustang on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

…I’ll have to ask Huntsman

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

…and Jeb while you’re at it. ….and a few other nitwit rinos.

cthemfly on May 8, 2014 at 8:36 AM

Are you folks referring to “Corky” Huntsman?

50sGuy on May 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Nice configuration this AM by HotAir….

Two woman at the top of the screen..I’d pay good money to see
them Mano vs Mano…er, Womo vs Womo….their faces two inches
apart…I think I know which one would have Clenched fists??

ToddPA on May 8, 2014 at 8:41 AM

Writing as someone who works in counterterrorism, if Clinton refused to designate BH as a terror organization, then she is a LOT dumber than I thought she was…and that is saying a LOT.

NavyMustang on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

BS! The smartest woman in the world just has a different set of filters. Everything the disgusting pig did was based on political calculus not what was right or good for the American people. This is the woman that offered up freedom to a bunch of terrorists to buy a Senate seat. She wasn’t about to let a bunch of Nigerians de-rail the idea that this administration had Al Qaeda on the run.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Killary thought it was Bokoo Bikes in Chanhassen, Minnesota. Who doesn’t like bikes?

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 8:44 AM

Boko Haram is putting enormous pressure on the Nigerian government from it’s citizens, it actually *isn’t* our job to resolve these issues for other nations.

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Putting Boko Haram on a list of terrorist organizations isn’t seeking to help resolve anything you twit. It’s for America’s protection when it comes to things like entry visas. Do you ever get tired of propping up the rat-eared wonder and the filthy cow that wants to be the first POTUS with a birth canal?

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Ultimately though, the state department was right. This is a problem with governance and corruption in Nigeria as much as it is the fault of the U.S. Boko Haram is putting enormous pressure on the Nigerian government from it’s citizens, it actually *isn’t* our job to resolve these issues for other nations.

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Hey, the CIA and FBI said BH was affiliated with and giving support to al Qaeda…but after all, all terrorism, like politics, is ultimately local, so HILLARY 2016!!!

Athanasius on May 8, 2014 at 8:48 AM

Unfit to lead…that is all.

Buck_Nekkid on May 8, 2014 at 8:51 AM

Boko Haram was put on the FTO list last November. Why wasn’t there the same kind of outrage last Summer when the group gunned down 42 students as there is now that Killary and the Yeti are fighting terrorism with hashtags on social media?

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Oh, well. Some influential RINOs have been lining up to tell us what a fabulous president she’d make.

BuckeyeSam on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM

All these witchhunts of Hillary is tiresome to be honest.

2016 is 2 years away. The American people are being turned of by this subliminal attacks on Hillary via ‘Benghazi hearings’ and now this.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Ultimately though, the state department was right. This is a problem with governance and corruption in Nigeria as much as it is the fault of the U.S. Boko Haram is putting enormous pressure on the Nigerian government from it’s citizens, it actually *isn’t* our job to resolve these issues for other nations.

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

So, how often are they wrong? Have you ever looked at the State’s foreign terrorist organizations list?

I don’t think you understand why the list exists in the first place.

joana on May 8, 2014 at 8:57 AM

Two things:

1. The fact that so many people in the US would vote for the odious and unctuous Hillary Clinton is a sign of something not good.

2. HEY HOTAIR – Really, it is about time you update your comments section:
– Need to be able like or dislike comments
– Need to be able to directly reply to comments

georgealbert on May 8, 2014 at 8:59 AM

All these witchhunts of Hillary is tiresome to be honest.

2016 is 2 years away. The American people are being turned of by this subliminal attacks on Hillary via ‘Benghazi hearings’ and now this.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM

But all the Witchhunts against Republicans will be richly
deserved! And the American people will be turned on by it!

So you DO have that going for you…good point.

ToddPA on May 8, 2014 at 8:59 AM

Writing as someone who works in counterterrorism, if Clinton refused to designate BH as a terror organization, then she is a LOT dumber than I thought she was…and that is saying a LOT.

NavyMustang on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

BS! The smartest woman in the world just has a different set of filters. Everything the disgusting pig did was based on political calculus not what was right or good for the American people. This is the woman that offered up freedom to a bunch of terrorists to buy a Senate seat. She wasn’t about to let a bunch of Nigerians de-rail the idea that this administration had Al Qaeda on the run.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 8:43 AM

Hillary Clinton has spent her whole adult life “reinventing” herself for political reasons that serve her own ambitions. She is contemptible.

onlineanalyst on May 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

All these witchhunts of Hillary is tiresome to be honest.

2016 is 2 years away. The American people are being turned of by this subliminal attacks on Hillary via ‘Benghazi hearings’ and now this.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Already whining?

Do you have a blueprint on how many issues can Hillary be criticized on at this point? Two is apparently too much; is one good enough? None at all?

joana on May 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM

Why wasn’t there the same kind of outrage last Summer when the group gunned down 42 students as there is now that Killary and the Yeti are fighting terrorism with hashtags on social media?

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 8:53 AM

Another question would be, why did it take more than three weeks for Killary and the Queeen to become outrageously outraged about 300 girls being kidnapped and sold into slavery?

Sadly, it’s likely these girls will never be found until they are dead or abused beyond repair.

CTSherman on May 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Josh Rogin at The Daily Beast reported last night that the State Department was asked repeatedly during her tenure as Secretary of State to add it to their list of terrorist organizations — but refused to do so:

All these witchhunts of Hillary is tiresome to be honest.

2016 is 2 years away. The American people are being turned of by this subliminal attacks on Hillary via ‘Benghazi hearings’ and now this.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM

I agree. Scrutiny from left-leaning media outlets about Clinton’s role in monitoring atrocities unfolding before our eyes is just too witch-hunty…dude.

BuckeyeSam on May 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM

…I’ll have to ask Huntsman

KOOLAID2 on May 8, 2014 at 8:10 AM

You’d need a Boko Haram hostage video with the Huntsman girls in it to make Myron Huntsman change his mind on Hillary. He’s bet everything on the ‘No Labels’ schtick and is going to ride it for the rest of his (meager and bought with daddy’s petrochemical money) political career.

jon1979 on May 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM

“Man of the World”. Mandarin Huntsman has weighed in..

You Peasants need to quit griping, and vote for Hillary!!!!

ToddPA on May 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM

All these witchhunts of Hillary is tiresome to be honest.

2016 is 2 years away. The American people are being turned of by this subliminal attacks on Hillary via ‘Benghazi hearings’ and now this.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM

Wow, throw in the Koch brothers and you could be Harry Reid’s speech writer. Or, conversely, if you emphasize that Killary is only being picked on because she has a birth canal and you could write for Nancy Pelosi and the war on women meme.

You’re a solid troll but one not living up to your potential.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 9:04 AM

“I think again we’re way out of balance. I think that we’ve got to rein in what has become an almost article of faith that anybody can have a gun anywhere, anytime,” Clinton said. “And I don’t believe that is in the best interest of the vast majority of people. And I think you can say that and still support the right of people to own guns.” Hillary Clinton, two days ago

Viator on May 8, 2014 at 9:05 AM

I am with Happy Nomad, where was the outrage the last couple of years when this group was killing Christians and others throughout Nigeria. I am shocked that the media even is paying attention to this story.

garydt on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 9:04 AM

I think Republicans will be better of finding a good candidate than spend the next two years attacking Hillary.

It’s a clear sign of desperation. Throwing everything at the wall to see what derails her potential presidency.
I’m not sure this is a good strategy.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

So why do dems think its a witch hunt to ask Hillary about her
QUALIFICATIONS and JOB PERFORMANCE.

Is WITCH HUNT the new RACECARD for hillary.

Lets see she lied about benghazi terroists

now we find out she loves radical “boko haram” and would not
declare them a terrorist organization

which brings up the question if the obama admin REFUSES to label them TERRORISTS, why is obama sending in troops ect to kill them?

sniffles1999 on May 8, 2014 at 9:09 AM

Another question would be, why did it take more than three weeks for Killary and the Queeen to become outrageously outraged about 300 girls being kidnapped and sold into slavery?

Sadly, it’s likely these girls will never be found until they are dead or abused beyond repair.

CTSherman on May 8, 2014 at 9:02 AM

It is likely that these girls didn’t matter until the Benghazi smoking gun memo emerged, Lois Lerner was found in contempt of Congress, Ukraine is about to implode in open warfare with Russia, and this administration has proven itself equally feckless as it is corrupt.

So suddenly they become aware about a story that has been around for weeks with zero interest from the very same people who had a conniption when Rush Limbaugh called a slut a slut.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 9:10 AM

Ultimately though, the state department was right. This is a problem with governance and corruption in Nigeria as much as it is the fault of the U.S. Boko Haram is putting enormous pressure on the Nigerian government from it’s citizens, it actually *isn’t* our job to resolve these issues for other nations.

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Lib4freeonus—I recommend you read the facts as to why those fighting terrorism wanted BH listed and monitored. By your silly logic, no group could be identified as a terrorist organization given that such groups typically flourish in either corrupt states, or within states sponsoring terrorism. Following your dysfunctional thinking and assuming you are of the view that obama is goog governance and incorruptible, only groups such as pro life activists and conservatives could be listed as terrorist groups.

The following month, Gen. Carter Ham, the chief of U.S. Africa Command, said that Boko Haram provided a “safe haven” for al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and was likely sharing explosives and funds with the group.

cthemfly on May 8, 2014 at 9:13 AM

I am with Happy Nomad, where was the outrage the last couple of years when this group was killing Christians and others throughout Nigeria. I am shocked that the media even is paying attention to this story.

garydt on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

On a related note, go back and look at the coverage. You’d be hard pressed to find mention that these are Muslims who have kidnapped Christian girls because Allah told them that the girls were “his” and they should be sold in “his” name. These from the same media outlets that swoon if somebody brings a Bible into a school board meeting.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 9:13 AM

why is it, the obama admin foreign policy directed by the media atrocity of the day.

obama and hillary and kerry, refused to label a radical muslim outfit that murders christians ect as a terrorist group.
Until they do something outragous enough to get the media to notice, Then they are labeled bad guys.

oh, and the part where hillary says not everyone needs a gun ect.
(except mexican drug cartels who obama and eric holder give guns to)

well if the school officals had guns the terrorists could not have kidnapped 300 girls

by the way, why is this americas problem and not europe or the UN>

sniffles1999 on May 8, 2014 at 9:14 AM

I think Republicans will be better of finding a good candidate than spend the next two years attacking Hillary.

It’s a clear sign of desperation. Throwing everything at the wall to see what derails her potential presidency.
I’m not sure this is a good strategy.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

So, not holding Killary responsible for the four years she was SecState is now desperate attacks to derail her presidential aspirations? Sorry, these discussions have to do with what she did, not what she wants to become.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

What this situation clearly needs is a Reset button…

JohnGalt23 on May 8, 2014 at 9:17 AM

I was so ticked off the last few years about the president and Hillary ignoring this group. Zimmerman and other local crimes seem to take all of Obama’s attention the last couple of years. This Obama and his sec of state only love themselves.

garydt on May 8, 2014 at 9:19 AM

“At the time, the sentiment that was expressed by the administration was this was a local grievance and therefore not a threat to the United States or its interests,”

It was the video…wasn’t it.

It is pretty clear that Hillary Clinton wanted to give the impression all was wine and roses in terrorist-land.

Nothing to see here. We’ve got this all under control and the threat is shrinking. “We” got UBL- didn’t “we”.

How many lives has her arrogance cost? What is the body count?

Marcus Traianus on May 8, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Do you have a blueprint on how many issues can Hillary be criticized on at this point? Two is apparently too much; is one good enough? None at all?

joana on May 8, 2014 at 9:01 AM

We need that list, dude, things that all conservatives know.

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Yes Happy Nomad can you imagine the world outrage if a Christian group had kidnapped 300 girls and boasted about it plus all their past killings. It would be the only story going.

garydt on May 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

I think Republicans will be better of finding a good candidate than spend the next two years attacking Hillary.

It’s a clear sign of desperation. Throwing everything at the wall to see what derails her potential presidency.
I’m not sure this is a good strategy.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Eh, two years is plenty of time to do both.

But take heart, Citizen, if your time ever came at the hands of your masters I’m certain they would give you a choice of endings. Or not. Doesn’t matter, you would still be doing your part to create the perfect society.

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:24 AM

So, not holding Killary responsible for the four years she was SecState is now desperate attacks to derail her presidential aspirations? Sorry, these discussions have to do with what she did, not what she wants to become.

Happy Nomad on May 8, 2014 at 9:15 AM

For the 100th time answer this for me, since no one seems to be able to answer.

What do you mean by “holding her responsible”?

What will the house do if they find her inadequate response let to the deaths?
Will she be prosecuted? Nope
Will she be going to jail? Nope

So what exactly is being accomplished here other than muddying her name? All I’m saying is….this is not a good political strategy.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

So in your world, Hillary and Obama can never be held accountable “for anything.” Okay, just checking.

TarheelBen on May 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Weed,,, a third grader could figure out this group was a terrorist group,,,, why couldn’t she? She may not go to jail but this could keep her out of the Whitehouse.

garydt on May 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

Hilary has no choice but to throw Obama under the bus. Hilary was only doing what Valerie told her to do.

ctmom on May 8, 2014 at 9:33 AM

So what exactly is being accomplished here other than muddying her name? All I’m saying is….this is not a good political strategy.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM

“Inadequate response” that contributed to the murders of 4 Americans who left behind their bloody handprints on the walls is “muddying her name”?

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

You and joana coordinate your messaging, don’t you?

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:34 AM

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:31 AM

You need a better dealer.

katy the mean old lady on May 8, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Being an actual leader is hard. Often times what’s best for you personally may not be the course of action that needs to be taken.

Poor leadership is the new norm and half the country is okay with that and makes excuses and defends what is truly indefensible.

Somebody made a decision for POLITICAL purposes that has jeopardized the safety of countless individuals (including 300 or so school girls) and now wants to jump back in and speak about being tough on this situation for POLITICAL purposes.

Leadership from behind yet again.

jjjdad on May 8, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Weed, this is one of your people at work, pretty nice huh?

https://twitter.com/_donaldson/status/464070294332637185/photo/1

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:39 AM

You and joana coordinate your messaging, don’t you?

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:34 AM

What will the house committee do if they find she was responsible for the deaths?
Most people seem to skip this question when I ask….

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

It’s amazing (not really) that the pothead and the perv go to bat for some of the most unsavory characters in the world.

CurtZHP on May 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

shes often supported (somewhat passively) groups like this. many in the military when she was potus in the 90′s (bill was a figurehead, she ran it) know this.

dmacleo on May 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Dey her boo’s.

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

I think Republicans will be better of finding a good candidate than spend the next two years attacking Hillary.

It’s a clear sign of desperation. Throwing everything at the wall to see what derails her potential presidency.
I’m not sure this is a good strategy.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Here you go gang,

Behold the All Campaign, all the Time mindset. You see we
no longer have any Accounting of office holders in this Land,
we simply line up the potential suiters, and never exit
the “Campaign”. Hillary’s a Potential candidate, so she is
OFF LIMTS, as far as any accountablilty of her time in Government.
The Republicans need to do the same, and get behind someone
NOW! See, we can push Chet Huntsman to be the standard bearer.
That way there’s no negative Waves man! See, we all just simply
“Glorfiy” the Deity. Is this Cool or what!!??

Weed is definitely Good!!

ToddPA on May 8, 2014 at 9:42 AM

All these witchhunts of Hillary is tiresome to be honest.

2016 is 2 years away. The American people are being turned of by this subliminal attacks on Hillary via ‘Benghazi hearings’ and now this.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 8:55 AM

how f*ing old are you?
many of us have already dealt with her crap in an administration.
honestly I got lucky, due to injuries on duty I was not allowed to reup so I didn’t have to actively deal with their crap in the military, but many of my friends did.
anyone that likes hillary is a damned retard.

dmacleo on May 8, 2014 at 9:44 AM

She should never hold elected office again. She is a disgrace to our country.

Ta111 on May 8, 2014 at 9:47 AM

Just like in the thirties and forties, the progressives are aligning with their natural allies, the mohammedians. Has Hillary been photographed with the Grand Mufti?

Murphy9 on May 8, 2014 at 9:48 AM

What will the house committee do if they find she was responsible for the deaths?
Most people seem to skip this question when I ask….

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Let’s wait and see, shall we, since it’s still early in the process, none of us know what is going to be revealed in either spoken or written form.

You would make a hell of a court judge.

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:51 AM

Well, if people CHOOSE to be critical of that!

But she is positively BRILLIANT in those glasses,
doncha think??

ToddPA on May 8, 2014 at 8:20 AM

Yeah, she should fall down drunk and hit her head more often.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 9:54 AM

Hillary Clinton has spent her whole adult life “reinventing” herself for political reasons that serve her own ambitions. She is contemptible.

onlineanalyst on May 8, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Every year Hillary has to reinvent herself to cover up her screwups from the previous year. It’s a never-ending cycle.

slickwillie2001 on May 8, 2014 at 9:55 AM

It’s true that not every local grievance requires a State Department designation, but Boko Haram allied itself with al-Qaeda and provided it tactical support, at least. That should have prompted State to act, especially with the consensus within the national-security communities demanding it – repeatedly. Instead, Hillary Clinton refused to act in order to keep up a pretense that “al-Qaeda was on the run.”

As if the only terrorists out there were al Qaeda….

There Goes the Neighborhood on May 8, 2014 at 10:05 AM

Clinton has the same mind-set as King Barack the Magnificent. If you ignore a “problem”, it therefore ceases to be a “problem”.

Ergo, “problem” solved.

GarandFan on May 8, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Hillary had Muslim Student Association / Muslim Brotherhood member Huma Adebin working for her. So none of this is a surprise.

tetriskid on May 8, 2014 at 10:08 AM

We need that list, dude, things that all conservatives know.

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 9:20 AM

What? Perhaps you can write it down yourself. You’re the one screaming RINO and ‘establishment!11!” left and right and pointing your inquisitorial finger do denounce all those heretics.

joana on May 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

She is tough on pipelines though. Apparently the Keystone pipeline was a potential national security threat so she would not approve it. Kerry has not either. It is tough to keep on top of domestic threats like pipelines and stay on top of Al Queda threats too.

KW64 on May 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM

The group of Islamist terrorists had been known for much of that time to have ties to al-Qaeda, both ideological and tactical.

What do they have in common? Other than that both are not real Muslims and neither group have any connection to Islam?

I imagine Hillarys man servant, Huma, was the only State Dept. employee capable of determining who needed to be put on a list of faux Muslim bad dudes.

BL@KBIRD on May 8, 2014 at 10:13 AM

Every time you think your life sucks, pause for a moment. You could be Mr.joana.

katy the mean old lady on May 8, 2014 at 10:14 AM

What? Perhaps you can write it down yourself. You’re the one screaming RINO and ‘establishment!11!” left and right and pointing your inquisitorial finger do denounce all those heretics.

joana on May 8, 2014 at 10:12 AM

You said that every, as in “every” conservative once knew the term “immanentize the eschaton”, presumably there are other things that every conservative knows.

Since you are the arbiter of all things conservative it would be helpful if you could tell the rest of us what we all know. The list, if you please.

Bishop on May 8, 2014 at 10:23 AM

Just like her husband could have had Bin Laden’s head on a plate in the 90s. These people are complete morons. They’re fantastic at getting low information voters to swoon over them. They’re totally inept at performing the basic functions of high office.

Texas Zombie on May 8, 2014 at 10:27 AM

Boko Haram is much more powerful now due to her actions in Libya. They have better weapons and more safe havens in Northern Africa due to it. That’s why she didn’t want yo designate them. I wish the press will report on the side effects of removing gaddhafi.

Chudi on May 8, 2014 at 10:29 AM

What will the house committee do if they find she was responsible for the deaths?
Most people seem to skip this question when I ask….

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:40 AM

Investigation first then trial if warranted. Trial first followed by verdict. Verdict first followed by sentance if warranted. That is the order things are done in. Don’t jump to sentancing before the investigation is even complete.

KW64 on May 8, 2014 at 10:34 AM

Lib4freeonus—I recommend you read the facts as to why those fighting terrorism wanted BH listed and monitored. By your silly logic, no group could be identified as a terrorist organization given that such groups typically flourish in either corrupt states, or within states sponsoring terrorism.

Well I oppose all “terrorist watch lists” so, you’re onto something…

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I think Republicans will be better of finding a good candidate than spend the next two years attacking Hillary.

It’s a clear sign of desperation. Throwing everything at the wall to see what derails her potential presidency.
I’m not sure this is a good strategy.

weedisgood on May 8, 2014 at 9:08 AM

Apparently you are part of the brain-damage crowd that thinks people can’t do more than one thing at a time. I’m sure Republicans will be looking for a good candidate even as they point out to the public the disaster that was Hillary’s tenure as SecState. If you can’t keep up…well, your moniker says it all.

Athanasius on May 8, 2014 at 10:46 AM

Well I oppose all “terrorist watch lists” so, you’re onto something…

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 10:34 AM

No one should ever be identified as a terrorist. It might hurt their self-esteem.

Athanasius on May 8, 2014 at 10:47 AM

“Let me be clear: While I like Boko Haram, I did not enjoy ‘A Whiter Shade of Pale’ as a white woman. That’s rayciss! But it did go really well with bongs, and it really helped me find my mellow.”

Jazz on May 8, 2014 at 8:31 AM

Oh, man!! The radio played that song to death. Even after all this time, I cannot stand it.

majorzot on May 8, 2014 at 10:48 AM

When reality conflicts with the narrative, reality must yield. This is always the modus operandi of Liberalism, and the Boko Haram case is Liberalism applied to diplomacy. (AKA “Smart Power”)

Socratease on May 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Well I oppose all “terrorist watch lists” so, you’re onto something…

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 10:34 AM

I’ll bet. How did you get on one in the first place? Mom must be p!ssed.

katy the mean old lady on May 8, 2014 at 10:50 AM

Called Assad a reformer, even as he was starting to slaughter his own people.
Didn’t designate Boko Haram a terrorist organizatin.
Pushed the “reset” button with Russia.
Refused to beef up security for diplomats in Libya.
Didn’t order any military response when our personnel were under attack (the General last week said they were waiting for the order from the State Dept)

Some list of accomplishments.

In a rational country she would be disqualified from running for the presidency.

JohnInCA on May 8, 2014 at 10:52 AM

It just seems there’s no end to her blithering incompetence.

formwiz on May 8, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Ultimately though, the state department was right. This is a problem with governance and corruption in Nigeria as much as it is the fault of the U.S. Boko Haram is putting enormous pressure on the Nigerian government from it’s citizens, it actually *isn’t* our job to resolve these issues for other nations.

libfreeordie on May 8, 2014 at 8:35 AM

Ok, let me get this straight perfesser….

When the shrew refused to officially call BH a terrorist group, she was doing exactly the right thing according to you….with me so far?

But now, she’s UNofficially calling them a terrorist group, based on them doing pretty much the same things they’ve been doing all along, and she’s STILL doing exactly the right thing???

You leftists are either mentally ill or lying. It can only be one of these 2. Please let me know which one so I have it correct when I tell people why you merit being ignored.

runawayyyy on May 8, 2014 at 10:56 AM

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