News Release

HillaryIsANeocon.com

cartoonThe grassroots group RootsAction has just launched the website HillaryIsANeocon.com, highlighting her extensive pro-war record.

COLEEN ROWLEY, rowleyclan at earthlink.net, @ColeenRowley
Rowley, a former FBI special agent and division counsel whose May 2002 memo to the FBI Director exposed some of the FBI’s pre-9/11 failures was named one of TIME magazine’s “Persons of the Year” in 2002. Rowley wrote to the FBI Director again in February 2003 with some hard questions about the reliability of the evidence being adduced to “justify” the impending invasion of Iraq. She also warned, before the U.S. launched its war on Iraq, that it would prove counterproductive and likely spawn even more terrorist attacks, which FBI and counter-terrorism officials would be helpless to prevent — as many note we have now seen in Brussels and elsewhere. See Rowley’s piece “Ten years after Iraq.”

While Clinton said after the recent attack in Brussels: “We have to toughen our surveillance, our interception of communication,” Rowley cites a recent piece by Guardian and BBC journalist Simon Jenkins: “There is no way any community can make itself immune to terror attacks. … No amount of police work or surveillance, no deployment of armies or navies, let alone of missiles or nuclear weapons, can guard against them. Intelligence and surveillance can go so far, but the bombers and killers will get through any net. … ‘Fighting terrorism’ is as meaningless as ‘fighting guns.'”

Rowley also highlights WikiLeaks’ recent release of a searchable archive of Clinton’s emails. See RT report: “While Western leaders and their media stenographers feign horror and outrage over what’s been happening in Syria, WikiLeaks shows us that the possibility of the country being torn apart by sectarian conflict was actually welcomed by Syria’s enemies. … ‘The fall of the House of Assad could well ignite a sectarian war between the Shiites and the majority Sunnis of the region drawing in Iran, which, in the view of Israeli commanders would not be a bad thing for Israel and its Western allies,’ Sidney Blumental wrote in a 2012 email to Hillary Clinton.” See WikiLeaks searchable archives of Clinton’s emails: wikileaks.org/clinton-emails.

DAVID SWANSON, davidcnswanson at gmail.com, @Hillary_Neocon
Author of War is a Lie, Swanson is director of WorldBeyondWar.org and campaign coordinator of RootsAction.org, which has recently launched HillaryIsANeocon.com.

“She says President Obama was wrong not to launch missile strikes on Syria in 2013.

“She pushed hard for the overthrow of Qadaffi in 2011.

“She supported the coup government in Honduras in 2009.

“She has backed escalation and prolongation of war in Afghanistan.

“She voted for the 2003 invasion of Iraq.

“She skillfully promoted the White House justification for the war on Iraq.

“She does not hesitate to back the use of drones for targeted killing.

“She has consistently backed the military initiatives of Israel. …”