Clinton vs. Panetta On “Boots On The Ground” In Iraq, Syria

Leon Panetta, former Secretary of Defense and Director of Central Intelligence under Obama, has made news this week criticizing Obama’s foreign policy. Following the release of his book, Worthy Fights, Panetta has criticized Obama’s unwillingness to push for a residual force in Iraq and his decision not to arm moderate rebels in Syria. Panetta has also criticized Obama’s commitment to putting no boots on the ground in Iraq: Obama is not alone though. In June, Hillary Clinton categorically opposed boots on the ground in Iraq: