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Bill Clinton at McCain Event: Obama Could Look Like "Total Fool" If He's Too Cautious on Syria

Former presidents usually avoid publicly criticizing the guy currently in office, but this week Bill Clinton said he thinks President Obama needs to do more to support the rebels in Syria, suggesting that if he fails to act he could wind up looking "like a total fool." The former president was speaking with John McCain, one of the biggest advocates for more intervention in Syria, at a McCain Institute for International Leadership event in Manhattan Tuesday night. The event was closed to the press, so it's possible that Clinton thought he was having a private conversation with the dozens of people in attendance. However, someone recorded the conversation and gave it to Politico, so we now know Clinton's thoughts on what Obama needs to do to avoid being seen as "a total wuss" a few years down the line.

Source: New York Magazine. Read full article. (link)

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  • Bee Tagger||

    The event was closed to the press, so it's possible that Clinton thought he was having a private conversation with the dozens of people in attendance.

    What will the media choose? Portray Clinton as not the most savvy politician in the world? Or reveal a rift between the two darlings of the Democrat party?

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