From Jennifer Rubin at The Washington Post Questions for Hillary Clinton:
Does the United States have national security interests at issue in Syria?
Did the inability to negotiate a status of forces agreement in Iraq embolden Iran and/or unleash sectarian violence?
Was it a mistake to waste so much capital on the “peace process”?
Was reset with Russia a mistake? Was it a mistake to abandon allies (Czech Republic, Poland) on missile defense sites?
What did you do to help women in Iran? In Afghanistan?
Hillary Clinton rarely gets asked such tough but straight-forward questions. And when she does, she normally filibusters and fends off follow-up’s. In a campaign she may find that harder to do. Her perennial problem has always been that her centrist instincts don’t line up with Democratic base on foreign policy and her record is one of ineptitude and/or passivity. That’s a problem for a future commander in chief, as the Obama administration has amply demonstrated.
Further on this topic-Why a nervous Hillary Clinton is remarkably silent on Syria :
Against this backdrop it’s not hard to see why Hillary Clinton isn’t at the forefront of the Syria debate. Her own handling of the Syria crisis was a spectacular failure, as has been President Obama’s. The last thing she needs in the lead-up to her inevitable White House run is a reminder to Americans of her poor track record as Secretary of State, from the Syrian debacle to the farcical Russian reset. Syria is a liability for Clinton in 2016, and with good reason she is nervous about what happens next.