Reader's view: Clinton’s email mistake is minor compared to others
House and Senate Republicans, as well as much of the media, attempt to criminalize the Democrats' nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, for email violations. The U.S. Justice Department did not seem to agree with that view. Consider Colin Powel...
House and Senate Republicans, as well as much of the media, attempt to criminalize the Democrats’ nominee for president, Hillary Clinton, for email violations. The U.S. Justice Department did not seem to agree with that view.
Consider Colin Powell, another secretary of state who used a private email server. He was either extremely naive or badly misled by the intelligence community in his speech to the United Nations in 2003 in which he claimed that his Powerpoint photos were of Iraqi trucks carrying weapons of mass destruction. His pandering speech gave the administration of President George W. Bush the cover and the momentum it needed to invade Iraq.
Remember also that diplomat Paul Bremer disbanded the Iraqi army and purged the Baathists and the Sunnis. He and the Bush administration are directly responsible for the birth of the Sunni-based ISIS during the war.
In addition, the war sparked the the Arab Spring, which encouraged Syrian rebels trying to oust President Bashar al-Assad. This needless war triggered an apocalyptic Middle East death toll, resulting in the millions of refugees and immigrants pouring into and crippling the future of the European Union.
All this makes Clinton’s email mistake pale by comparison.