By: Andrea Germanos
Just ahead of a speech by Hillary Clinton in which she is expected to trumpet “American exceptionalism,” the Democratic presidential nominee appears to have received public backing from Iraq War architect Paul Wolfowitz.
The 72-year-old deputy secretary of defense under President George W. Bush and cheerleader for the illegal 2003 invasion of Iraq told Politico that Clinton and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump are “both so far from what I believe in.” Yet, he added, “There's a little bit of hope for Hillary. With Trump, you just have to make this incredible bet that he doesn't believe anything he says, and once he really sees the situation he'll be different. But it's an incredible gamble.”
Then-World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz speaking at an IMF meeting in 2007. (Photo: IMF Staff/Stephen Jaffe/flickr/cc)Read more »