Air Force Vet: Disappointed in Hillary's 'Canned' Answer to My Question
An Air Force veteran who asked Hillary Clinton a question at last night's Commander-in-Chief Forum said she was disappointed by the candidate's "canned" response.
Undecided Democratic voter Pam Campos asked Clinton:
“Secretary Clinton, to your point, you have had an extensive record with military intervention. How do you respond to progressives like myself who worry and have concerns that your hawkish foreign policy will continue? And what is your plan to end wasteful war campaigns in which our peers, servicewomen and men, continue to be killed and wounded?”
“Well, I assume you’re talking about Iraq, because of my vote, and you probably are talking about Libya, because of the role that I played in the administration’s decision about whether to take on Gadhafi… Let me say very clearly: I view force as a last resort, not a first choice. I will do everything in my power to make sure that our men and women in the military are fully prepared for any challenge that they may have to face on our behalf. But I will also be as careful as I can in making the most significant decisions any president and commander-in-chief can make about sending our men and women into harm’s way.”
Campos told MSNBC today that Clinton's answer "fell short."
“It was disappointing. It felt canned and frankly, she said several things that already exist.”
Campos said she wanted "more candor" from Clinton.
"She referenced Iraq, she assumed that I was talking about Iraq and Libya. An example I think about often that she has not really addressed is the 2008 coup in Honduras, which we’re now seeing refugees, a crisis."