WTF? Rudy Giuliani: Hillary Clinton ‘Could Be Considered A Founding Member Of ISIS’

In an interview on Wednesday, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said that Hillary Clinton “could be considered a founding member of ISIS.” He bases this statement on the fact that Clinton was Secretary of State when the Obama administration withdrew troops from Iraq.

Giuliani has been a member of the Republican party since the 1980’s. He delivered the attack in an interview on Fox News’ “The O’Reilly Factor” while discussing the Obama administration’s reaction to the attacks in Brussels. He linked Clinton to the administration’s response to ISIS, which he views as a failure:

“By being part of an administration that withdrew from Iraq. By being part of an administration that let Maliki run Iraq into the ground, so you forced the Shiites to make a choice. By not intervening in Syria at the proper time. By being part of an administration that drew twelve lines in the sand and made a joke out of it.”

The show’s host, Bill O’Reilly, pointed out that Clinton, as secretary of state, could not be held personally responsible for the decisions of the administration. He said that the most Clinton could have done was resign her position in order to urge Obama change his policies. Giuliani said that a patriot would resign in this situation.

As a Democratic presidential candidate, Clinton delivered a speech on Wednesday in response to the Brussels attacks. She outlined her plan to defeat ISIS and protect the U.S. from terrorism. Clinton was once American’s top diplomat, and that experience guides her policy on the issue.

Clinton urged tighter cooperation with allies, using those countries to do more to combat terrorism. Clinton acknowledged the threat that terrorism poses around the globe, and pushed for the European Union to establish the proposed unified European border and coast guard. She also expressed that the European Union should invest more in defense.

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