Can Obama Change Hillary Clinton’s View On The Importance Of Human Rights?

Barack Obama has assembled a lot of political heavyweights for his administration. And from the picks that he’s presented to the public thus far, it looks as if he won’t get bolshie on us. He’s  pragmatic &has demonstrated that he will govern more towards the center than the left. But, some people feel that he is appealing too much to the right with his choices.  Especially when he decided to make Hillary Clinton his  Secretary of State. She has sided with George Bush many times when it comes to international affairs. Not only that, but the Rwanda genocide occurred during President Bill Clinton’s term. With all of the crisis spread out all over the world , can President Obama assure us that she will be dilligent in dealing with human rights issues now? Many are pondering this question . Here’s more from The Huffington Post:

“Because the Bush administration had taken things to new lows, many seem to have forgotten the fact that the Clinton administration had also greatly alienated the international community. Regarding Iraq, Iran and Israel, the Clinton administration engaged in a series of policies which put the United States sharply at odds with most of its Western allies and a broad consensus of international legal scholars. And these were not the only issues during the Clinton years over which the United States found itself isolated from the rest of the international community: there was U.S. opposition to the land mine treaty, the strengthening of the embargo against Cuba, support for Morocco’s occupation of Western Sahara, foot-dragging on the Kyoto Protocols, support for Turkey’s vicious military offensive in the Kurdish regions of that country, among others.

Even worse, Hillary Clinton allied herself with the Bush administration on many its most controversial actions, such as the 2003 invasion of Iraq, threats of war against Iran, support for Israel’s 2006 offensive against Lebanon and 2002 offensive in the West Bank, opposition to the International Criminal Court, attacks against the International Court of Justice, and support for the unrestricted export of cluster bombs and other anti-personnel munitions used against civilian targets.”(End of Excerpt) Read the rest here:(http://www.huffingtonpost.com/stephen-zunes/hillary-clintons-disdain_b_148785.html

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