Clinton gets to Trump’s right on national security https://www.washingtonpost.com/blog...on-gets-to-trumps-right-on-national-security/ [If you get paywalled] It has been evident for weeks now that Hillary Clinton is a responsible centrist in the tradition of bipartisan internationalism. Donald Trump is not responsible, not centrist, not within any bipartisan tradition of internationalism. Today at the American Legion in Ohio, Clinton gave a speech most Republicans could deliver. [Translation: Pro-war Republicans and neocons] [...] In the clearest terms possible, Clinton rebuked any idea of “leading from behind.” She told the crowd, “Our power comes with a responsibility to lead – humbly, thoughtfully and with a fierce commitment to our values. Because when America fails to lead, we leave a vacuum – and that either causes chaos, or other countries and networks rush in to fill the void.” If only President Obama had understood that about Iraq and Syria. [Note: See the red flags? You have anti-Obama neocons full-blown supporting Killary] She went on: “So, no matter how hard it gets, no matter how great the challenge, America must lead. And if I am president, we will.” She stressed the importance of allies, whom Trump likes to kick to the curb, and of steadiness: “You don’t build a coalition by insulting our friends or acting like a loose cannon.” In that vein she continued, “We can’t cozy up to dictators; we have to stand up to them. [Note: Syria’s going to get the “Libya treatment,” courtesy of Killary] We can’t contain ISIS, we must defeat it – and we will. We’ll do whatever is necessary, for as long as it takes, to bring them to justice and end their reign of terror once and for all.” And she wrapped up with a foreign policy version of “What do you have to lose?” She argued, ” [Things] also can get worse. Much worse. Things will be worse if more countries get nuclear weapons. Things will be worse if we abandon our allies. Things will be worse if our commander in chief orders our military to break the law and commit torture.” She not only stole the GOP playbook, she ingested it. It was in short the sort of robust speech the pro-national security Republican in a presidential race usually gives. With the exception of independent conservative Evan McMullin, we don’t have one of those. Clinton suggests in a pinch she will do. In this race, many concerned about national security will agree.