Hillary Rodham Clinton seems hung up on smart and stupid.
During her term as secretary of state, Clinton talked a lot about “smart power” — elevating diplomacy and development alongside military might. Now, she is distancing herself from the foreign policy of the president she served, telling the Atlantic’s Jeffrey Goldberg that “great nations need organizing principles, and ‘Don’t do stupid stuff’ is not an organizing principle.”
But what if she had been the one in the Oval Office since 2009? How different would her foreign policy be from President Obama’s?
Well, for one thing, it wouldn’t be her policy. It would be BJ’s.