The woman that oversaw America's foreign policy during the Benghazi debacle, the lead-from-behind stature during the Libya mission, and the failure of the Arab Spring is lashing out at her rivals for the presidency. In a speech at Stanford University, Hillary Clinton called her rivals reckless and worse, the New York Times reports:
In her most vigorous assault yet on her Republican rivals, Hillary Clinton on Wednesday ridiculed the foreign policy prescriptions of Donald J. Trump and Senator Ted Cruz, calling them “reckless actions” that would alienate America’s closest allies, demonize Muslims and empower Russia.
“If Mr. Trump gets his way, it will be like Christmas in the Kremlin,” Mrs. Clinton said. “It will make America less safe and the world more dangerous.”
The Times says Clinton spoke on many issues in her speech but used foreign policy to attack her rivals Ted Cruz and Donald Trump.
Yet in her own policy prescriptions — which included an “intelligence surge” to collect more data on the Islamic State, partnerships with Silicon Valley firms that have been suspicious of Washington, and beefing up security on soft targets like airport check-in areas — Mrs. Clinton resisted calls to distance herself from the Obama administration’s actions, and instead called for an acceleration of the approaches already underway.
Clinton was especially critical of Cruz's comments that he would "carpet bomb" ISIS.