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Hillary pot Shots, Obama Blame Game and the VA

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Dear Mark: Hillary Clinton took a shot at President Obama's foreign policy this week basically saying that, "Don't do stupid stuff is not an organizing principle for great nations." Now don't get me wrong; I love Democrat infighting. My question is, if Hillary is the smartest woman on the planet, why would she say these things in the middle of all this turmoil in the world? — David in California

Dear David: Does the phrase "rats jumping off a sinking ship" mean anything to you? Hillary is trying to separate herself from President Obama and his disastrous foreign policy in preparation for her second presidential run in 2016. I guess Hillary is hoping voters will forget that, as Secretary of State, she played an important role in President Obama's foreign policy decisions for the first four years of his presidency.

If Hillary runs in 2016, it will be difficult for her to hide from the fact that the problems we see today in Iraq, Russia, Libya, Syria and Israel among others began to heat up during her tenure in Obama's cabinet. Unfortunately, the world is reaping what those two "60 Minutes" love birds sowed.

Dear Mark: My gosh! Our president has no shame. President Obama is blaming George Bush for the current bloody mess with ISIS in Iraq. I can give him the argument that the United States went to war in Iraq under Bush, but Obama has been president for almost six years, and Iraq was his to finish. All presidents have faced adversity during their times in office, yet few if any have blamed their predecessors as often as President Obama. When will Obama ever man up and quit making excuses and just do his job? — Tired of the Whining

Dear Tired: My guess is if President Obama hasn't manned up by now, he probably never will.

I bet he's even hitting from the ladies' tees while on vacation this month.

In reference to Iraq, President Obama didn't mention George Bush by name, but here's what he said: "What I find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps on coming up, as if this was my decision. Under the previous administration, we had turned over the country to a sovereign, democratically elected Iraqi government." President Obama later went on: "So that entire analysis is bogus and wrong. But it gets frequently peddled around here by folks who oftentimes are trying to defend previous policies that they previously made."

Mr. President, do you mean folks like you who campaigned on the fact that you ended the war in Iraq and left the country stable? It's funny that President Obama loves to use executive orders to promote his global warming agenda and illegal immigration, but somehow he feels powerless in Iraq. Maybe if Obama had been a little less beholden to his far-left base and a little more attentive to the leadership in Iraq, the world wouldn't be in this mess.

Dear Mark: Wow! Congress finally passed a bill, and thankfully it was to help our veterans trapped in our scandalous VA system. Do you believe this $17 billion law will solve the problems at the VA? — GI Jane

Dear Jane: As always, I am skeptical of any law congress passes — especially when it involves billions of tax dollars. As with most government agencies, there is no shortage of cash, just a shortage of management accountability. With the recent scandal involving falsified documents and death, the VA appears no different. However, with that being said, I do like the provision in the law that makes it easier to fire or demote poor performing executives at the VA.

Now could they possibly extend that clause to ALL government agencies?

E-mail your questions to marklevy92@aol.com. To find out more about Mark Levy, and read features by other Creators Syndicate writers and cartoonists, visit www.creators.com. Follow Mark on Twitter @MarkPLevy

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