George Graham

Blaming Hillary for Everything



According to Trump and his acolytes, everything that has ever gone wrong in this world of ours is Hillary Clinton’s fault.

They blame her for intervening in Libya, but that was not really her idea. The Libyan invasion was NATO’s response to a UN resolution calling for an end to the massacre of civilians, which was considered “a crime against humanity.”

As a NATO member, the US was obliged to join the invasion, along with Belgium, Canada, Denmark, France, Italy, Norway, Qatar, Spain and the UK. Hillary just happened to be America’s secretary of state at the time.

They blame her for the mess in Syria, which is the result of a popular uprising against a bloodthirsty despot, complicated by a behind-the-scenes power struggle featuring Russia and Iran vs Saudi Arabia, resurgence of an extremist Islamic movement and a regional religious war.

They blame her for Anthony Wiener’s sexts, for Trump’s tax avoidance, for Bill’s peccadillos, for the “Birther” lie, for anything and everything that has gone wrong in the world in the past half century.

They even blame her for NAFTA, and Trump keeps saying it was Bill who signed the hated trade agreement.

In fact, while Bill signed the agreement into law after he became President, it was George W. Bush who signed the agreement, along with Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney.

It was a Republican Congress that passed the law.

It’s the Republicans who have always promoted globalization, in order to benefit the corporations that fund their party. Trump would have zero chance of getting a Republican Congress to pass any law that got in the way of global free trade.

Like just about every word that comes out of Trump’s mouth, his promises to create jobs by imposing tariffs on imports and renegotiating trade pacts is hot air.

Photo above shows: Back row, left to right: Mexican President Carlos Salinas de Gortari, U.S. President George H. W. Bush, and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, at the initialing of the draft North American Free Trade Agreement in October 1992. In front are Mexican Secretary of Commerce and Industrial DevelopmentJaime Serra Puche, United States Trade Representative Carla Hills, and Canadian Minister of International Trade Michael Wilson.

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About the author


I am a Jamaican-born writer who has lived and worked in Canada and the United States. I live in Lakeland, Florida with my wife, Sandra, our three cats and two dogs. I like to play golf and enjoy our garden, even though it's a lot of work. Since retiring from newspaper reporting I've written a few books. I also write a monthly column for