Christopher Hitchens — Speaking Honestly About Hillary Clinton

Christopher Hitchens — Speaking Honestly About Hillary Clinton

HITCHENS: As for Mrs. Clinton… Look! After all she’s done for us, and all she’s
suffered on our behalf she feels she’s owed the Presidency and
you know Who could possibly disagree? Her life is meaningless if she doesn’t get
a least a shot! And — one can only sympathize. Unless you think, as I do, that people should be distrusted who are running
for therapeutic reasons. Because the Presidency doesn’t calm those
demons as her husband has already proved. But look — the reason we have to think about it, and the reason why your question is a good one is this: What else can the democrats do? And if thats the case, what the hell shape
are we in? It still divides us as between those of us
who think that a job must be found for Hillary Clinton, That the country would be somehow disgraced if she wasn’t in an important position, and those of us who could do without her. And neither answer to that question is gonna make any difference at all to the way the market performs. If there were some foreign policy
experience or brilliance Hillary Clinton had ever shown maybe we overlook the fact that she and her husband have never met a foreign political donor they don’t like and haven’t taken from. Look, this is the woman who played the race
card on Barack Obama. This is the woman who if you for “Change that you can believe in” whatever change it was you were voting against. This is the woman whose foreign policy experience
consists of making a fool of herself and fabricating a
story about Bosnia. This is the woman who, with her husband, have
so many connections fundraising connections overseas: Indonesia,
China. Just look at today’s and yesterday’s New
York Times at the list of people with whom the former President Clinton has
acquired a tremendous burden of debt. These are people who pay him all
the time. From odd parts of the Middle East to strange
donors all over the place. My colleague at Vanity Fair Todd Purdum, anyone can google this, just put in “Purdum
Clinton.” See if you can bear to read the sort of friendships
that a former President is having. Its undignified to think about it! From the Riady Family in Indonesia to numerous
Chinese donors who left this country rather than show up
for the hearings on it. But I don’t know of any such expertise on
her part except her pretense to have been under fire
in Bosnia when she had not. Actually when there was pressure on the Clinton
Administration Lez Aspen was Secretary of Defense, you remember? To do something about Sarajevo, to stop the
killing, to prevent the ethnic cleansing Hillary Clinton moved in — hard on her husband
and said “Don’t you do a thing about Bosnia, It’ll
spoil my wonderful healthcare plan.” At least on Healthcare, she knows enough about
the subject to have really… changed American Healthcare for the worse
in her time but foreign policy about foreign policy, she doesn’t even know
that much! MATTHEWS: But I am very suspicious when John
Kyle, a major supporter of the war in Iraq and complete
hawk and neocon in many ways, complete hawk supports her for this. Henry Kissinger has come out of the woodwork, he supports her for this! (HITCHENS: Yes!) Why do these establishmentist conservatives
want her? What are they up to? Why do they want her? I don’t know what they want. HITCHENS: Kissinger… Don’t compare Kissinger
to Kyle I mean, Kissinger is a critic of the war and
a so called realist and someone who likes MATTHEWS: But why do they want her? They’re
both Republicans. Why do they want her? HITCHENS: Because, she’s a status quo type
and They know they can, so to speak, trust her She’s a member of their club. To remind people at this point of the lowest
stage of the Clinton Administration when… Eric Holder signed off at the Justice Department
on the pardon of this fugitive… shall we call him financier? Who’d also given, rather a large loan that
didn’t seem to have been repaid to one of Hillary Clinton’s brothers, who in turn with the other brother
had gone for a Walnut monopoly or was it a hazelnut monopoly
in the Republic of Georgia? Odd bits of the Caucasus involved in American
foreign policy here. Plus donations to the Clinton library. It builds up and it goes on. Is this how the
President elect really wants to start? The amazing brothers of her’s who nearly
got the — was it the — nut monopoly in Kazakstan or something farcical
like that? Just look it up! It’s a ludicrous embarrassment for the President
and for the country. JOURNALIST: You were asked and talked about
the qualifications of now your nominee for Secretary of State. And you belittled her travels around the world equating it to having teas with foreign leaders. And your new White House Council said that her resume was grossly exaggerated when it came to foreign policy. OBAMA: Look, I mean, I think this is fun for
the press to try to stir up whatever quotes were generated during
the course of the campaign. No, I understand! And, you’re having fun. If you look at the the statements that Hillary
Clinton and I have made outside of the heat of the campaign… W We share a view. HITCHENS: Can I just add though that I thought
Obama’s answer there was incredibly cheap and evasive? I mean he was right the first time to say:
This woman doesn’t in fact have any foreign policy experience and he could have added, which also came up in the campaign that the
experience she has claimed such as in Bosnia was fake, was fabricated and he could also have added that she, like
his other nominee (for the Attorney Generalship) main qualification
in politics is being a friend of Marc Rich, which I don’t think is “change.” As I say, if it hadn’t involved her too,
the campaign finance scandals. We’re not talking about the ongoing stuff,
Mr. Clinton’s huge speaking fees in the Gulf and elsewhere. We’re talking about previous convictions:
In the Clinton fundraising scandal If it wasn’t for the fact that she couldn’t
refuse her brothers everything or sorry anything. Couldn’t refuse them anything. Anything they wanted they seemed to have got,
including some kind of deal for Marc Rich. All of this might be forgivable, or it might
assume a different proportion David if it wasn’t for the fact that This woman doesn’t really have any foreign
policy experience worth mentioning. And what is memorable about it, is pretty
bad! Remember Kissinger had to decline the honor that Bush wanted to give him of being Chair of the 9/11 Commission because
it would have involved mentioning the names of all the people who he had business
dealings around the world. And he wasn’t willing to do that with Kissinger
Associates. He didn’t want to expose his clientele. The same thing, believe you me The same thing, believe you me, is gonna come up with the She’s been very very very uncritically pro-Israel
though. At all times. It’s true that she’s got a major name
on the World stage, that’s true by definition It’s only true that she’s respected in
the Pentagon if people go around saying so, I’ve never heard that before I must say. On some things she’s more hawkish than the
President elect, yes. But, she tends to have a quietless reputation
in what I’d call an opportunist matter I mean, who really thinks she felt that strongly
about Iraq? She just didn’t want to cast her vote the
other way. WALSH: He’s not worried about that! I genuinely think that if he’s got an eye toward politics it’s global politics and he wants the strength
of the Clinton name the Clinton brand. HITCHENS: Well thats what thats what the Secretary
of State is for and what you want as President is to know Your secretary of state spends all her working
to make sure your policies stick. With this woman that can’t be said she’s
always thinking first about herself, second about her husband. And third about ?, that’s never changed
and it’s never going to WALSH: That’s your opinion, Christopher. HITCHENS: … Nor will anyone. Guess what, guess who’s saying it? That’s a very clever thing to say. Shall I ask? Would you prefer I uttered your opinion? what a fatuous remark! MATTHEWS: Christopher!

Comments (100)

  1. Lord, this makes me chuckle every time

  2. Comes from the person who supported the wholesale slaughter of brown women and children in Iraq. Absolute scum.

  3. Is there a better phrase than “odd bits of the Caucasus”?

  4. Where, oh where could over 200 people be found to not like Hitchens?

  5. Hmm. Trump supporters must love this video.

  6. I would like to see what he would say about Trump mental health

  7. I hope Hillary Clinton dies of cancer. She is the devil. How stupid are the people who voted for her?

  8. The most intelligent human ever.

  9. This is a man who built a career on criticizing the first woman to win the popular vote in a U.S. general election. Telling…..

  10. What an a-hole !!!!

  11. Who is paying the cost of the Bill Linton's mistress protection fund?

  12. How much more difficult for a democrat has Hilarity made. My trump mom always falls back on, "But Hillary…" and she's RIGHT!

  13. When has politics been anything other than a choice between the lessor of two evils? While Hillary may have many flaws who would still prefer Trump be in the White House? Anyone who is waiting for that perfect candidate to run for their party will never be satisfied. Hold your nose and pick for the one you feel will screw up the least.

  14. The one thing that even a great thinker/intellectual like Christopher Hitchens fail to dispel , was the old adage : a socialist at 21 , a Tory by 60 … or in American speak , a liberal when young , a republican when older . Hitch , in later life seemed to jump on the bandwagon which would cause the most ructions . He loved stirring it for arguments sake . Yet , for all that , and his faults and contradictions , I could listen to him all day .

  15. The usual suspects who supported her in 2016.

  16. Epstein scandal proved him right

  17. Clinton is an evil, greedy witch. I'm so thankful she didn't win!!

  18. Trump wouldn't last a week if hitch was on the loose

  19. Those of you who think Hitchens would have chosen Trump over Clinton are hilarious. Trump is a perfect amalgam of everything Hitch despised.

  20. Both Clinton and Trumpet have connections to Jeffery Epstein’s pedophile ring. In 1994 Trumpet and Epstein raped a 13 year old girl. In 2016 at the beginning of the trial Jane Doe now 35 with 2 young teenage daughters was texted and called with threats to rape her daughters just like she had been 22 years before. Epstein had already plead guilty and in exchange for a deal had turned over evidence that showed the treacherous treasonous traitorous pedophile trumpets was involved. Who did the threats then? Once a pedophile always a pedophile! So you walked away to the beat of a child abuser. Congratulations on your choice.

  21. Why did he have such a hard on for the Clintons? As if he never knew politicians were corrupt before.

  22. Hildabeast has a big ass.

  23. I was on one of the anti-sniper QRF teams at Tuzla when Hillary landed. It was a quiet day and I literally laughed out loud when she claimed she landed under fire.

  24. The Clintons were a cancer on American politics. The most self serving arrogant politicians ever. No foreign money was ever turned down by them.

  25. He figured out a lot, very intelligent!

  26. Hillary the vampire!

  27. Hillary Clinton is the head of the snake

  28. Obama. What a stuttering mumbling muppet

  29. “I still remember running under sniper fire.”
    Hillary recon Clinton

  30. We need more logical / critical thinkers like Christopher Hitchens.

  31. He always had such a polite way of saying, “FU”.

  32. Wouldve interesting to hear him speak about trump or clinton

  33. Bitchslapped! Damn.

  34. Hilary Clinton should be the president today. I hope Trump and Hitchens will simply drop dead NOW.

  35. Hillary and her husband should be in jail for murder.

  36. Hitchens 2020 we must find a way to resurrect him…

  37. The Clintons , Trumps , and Bush families are organized crime .

  38. House of Cards is based on the Clintons.

  39. Diese Petition hätte Christopher Hitchens auch gerne unterschrieben. Christopher Hitchens gladly would have signed this petition.

  40. I would give my right testicle to hear what the Late Great Hitchens has to say about trump as well as the the worst campaign in the history of America which was the 2016 Hillary campaign.

  41. Would you rather I gave ur opinion, what a factious remark😂😂😂😂😂

  42. The Clinton's looted America and sold it to China and Russia

  43. What a slimeball Obama is

  44. Hillary is a psychopath

  45. The media droned on and on about Hitchens' objections,… Not!

  46. Hitchens listed many weaknesses Hillary had. The msm defended rather than investigate or pile on. The msm is a propaganda machine.

  47. If Hillary had real executive ability and had a record of real contributions to a better USA she would have convinced many more people to vote for her. But she didn't.

  48. I think Trump listened to Christopher and really went after Hilary, totally destroying her.

  49. The Clinton dynasty is over!

  50. This man was a treasure to the UK god bless his soul!
    Thank you Christopher hitchens for showing the world what honesty and righteousness really is!

  51. She's a terrible person.

  52. There is a very good and detailed New York Times article on the Libya problem. It shows how ignorant Mrs. Bill Clinton was.
    Very bad for our country.

  53. Bill Clinton pardoned Mark Rich. Look it up. It ties very neatly into the current Epstein brouhaha.

  54. They are all Globalist.

  55. Barack Obama was found and groomed by the Central Committee of the Communist Party based in Chicago.

  56. Your in heaven now Christopher

  57. What a man taken way to early chews them all up debate with him. You had better do your research if you do it Doesnt matter.

  58. Hillary had him bumped off !

  59. She is the closest woman to Satan I can think of.

    I would love hitchins vs hillbillary in the Oxford union.

  60. Fat pig this guy is, looks like a drunk,like his followers

  61. That’s why the Clintons shoved America under the bus with NAFTA. Many companies closed and went to China Mexico, ect.

  62. Even the most acid talk is going to have a helluva time cleaning the previous administrations slime of corruption out of government…especially at the state level…

  63. He told the truth about the witch

  64. Hitchens is right about Hilliary…surprisingly for me he has a view with a keen honest insight to the Hilliary clown show..thanks for speaking the truth…

  65. A Giant of Intellect and honesty.
    He is surely missed.
    And he remains correct in his comments after his passing. We certainly need new leadership free of "the club".

  66. The smarmy sycophantic audience is gaggy.

  67. when you speak honestly about Hillary Clinton you become a sexist automatically. fact of the matter is nothing good to say about Hillary ever since she was a young witch

  68. Unfortunately for everyone in the United States, most everybody in the United doesn’t his name.
    The swamp has destroyed that beautiful and bold accent, when the United States needs it most

  69. Man I miss The Hitch 😞

  70. I think hitch was off about many things but I respect him. He was smart and had balls and that’s enough.

  71. Sadly, Mr Hitchens has now discovered, way to late, that they're is a God. He should have listened to his brother. He's certainly right about the abominable and privileged Hillary, tho.

  72. Funny he could be talking about Trump except he's even fucking worse. Yes I know she's a cunt but Trump well he is totally insane.

  73. I wonder what his cell in hell is like. Nice Parkay floors I bet.

  74. Christopher Hitchens : King of the polite fuck you.

  75. She’s a treacherous Bitch.

  76. You don’t see these kinds of truth told in most of the msm, unfortunately. Just outright lies, spin, selected edits and fairy tales.

  77. And they still don’t know why she lost the election & we got Trump. Now those criminals want to stuff Joe Byden down our throats! I pray we wake up before the next elections!

  78. Hillary Clinton is an evil murdering bitch.
    Blacks for Trump!

  79. How refreshing! So sad he's gone.

  80. The past 20 years in America we have had nothing but corrupt presidents who sell America out to whoever can enrich them the most. Trump is the first president in at least 20 years that actually loves this country.

  81. Irony he started out despising American Imperialism and then died an Imperial apologist….

  82. Therapeutic reasons? Oh man, that hilarious!


  84. Still better than trump

  85. Jesus, I miss Hitch. We need him now more than ever, too.


  87. It seems that when you're a member of the new World Order the qualifications you need is just the brief and the cumwood ship of those people who believe in establishing a un government across Europe and America and believe in agenda 21/30 along with their mass immigration pack for the destruction of the Western Nations the other qualifications you need is to have no conscience and no sense of what is right and wrong these people believe they are the Chosen ones and they're there to inherit the Earth Siri goes and their lust for power knows no boundaries but at the same time the people The Rock on Dubai these fanatics god often finds to the detriment of their selves and their countries the Psychopaths and the egotistic politicians I got to the stage where they believe they're no longer have to obey the laws and the constitutions of the countries and then now all aiming towards a fascist state and a communist regime

  88. Obama was just as bad, just got away with his crimes.

  89. I wonder what he would think about Trump.

  90. Wow would he love it now , ie trump destroying them all !!

  91. They killed him. It's a well known fact the CIA has used cancer causing pills and drone injections to kill those who "talk too much". It's as old as the dark ages.

  92. Did Hillary kill the Hitch?

  93. Her Domestic qualifications are calling Black Men Super Predators.

  94. I don't agree with his views on God, but I believe he sure nails it when it comes to the Clintons! And whether you agree with him or not, there's something to be said about being passionate and outspoken about what you believe in. Don't be lukewarm and apathetic. I believe that's one of the worst traits a person can have.

  95. I would not be suprised if Clintons had to do something with his cancer. He was a great danger for all of them with his carisma and reputation.

  96. I dislike Hillary marginally less than I dislike Drumpf.


  98. It's 2019 and I'm watching Hitch, even now there's no one that comes close to this man.

  99. What a fucking guy. Absolute mad lad if ever there was one.

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