If she says anything, she’ll be accused fn interfering. If she stays silent, she’ll be accused of being too ill-informed to speak about it.

The reality is that it is the President who speaks for America on foreign affairs. Americans should unite behind their president in times of crisis. If he gets it wrong, he will face the judgement of the voters. But now is not the time to play politics.

At a later point, she can forcefully attack the President on his energy policies and the national security implications of making America dependent on foreign oil. She’s been doing that and the she likely come back to that theme. Just not today, when Barack Obama struggles with his Jimmy Carter moment.

 

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