Steve Chapman on Hillary Clinton, the Unrepentant Hawk


Hillary Clinton
Chatham House

When he ran for president in 2000, George W. Bush promised to "stop extending our troops all around the world in nation-building missions." When he ran in 2008, Barack Obama trumpeted his opposition to the Iraq invasion while asserting that our "strength abroad is measured not just by armies but rather by the power of our ideals."

They didn't quite practice what they preached. But Hillary Clinton is different. She won't disappoint anyone hoping for greater restraint, because she has no use for it, writes Steve Chapman. The former secretary of state is a long-standing and unblushing advocate of frequent military intervention abroad.