Hillary Clinton spent nearly 30 years positioning herself to one day serve as President.
That dream ended when Donald Trump defeated her in the 2016 election.
And Hillary Clinton announced a surprising career move that no Democrat saw coming.
Besides granting interviews spreading baseless conspiracy theories and attacking democracy by claiming Donald Trump did not legitimately win a free and fair election in 2016, Clinton largely stayed out of sight.
Few Democrats would have wanted to campaign with her anyway.
But Democrats will always have Hollywood.
And now Hillary and Chelsea Clinton are getting into the entertainment business acquiring the rights to a book about an all-female Kurdish militia that fought ISIS in Syria.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
“The duo, via their Hidden Light Productions banner, has acquired TV rights to best-selling author Gayle Tzemach Lemmon’s The Daughters of Kobani: A Story of Rebellion, Courage, and Justice. A network is not yet attached.
“Set to be published Feb. 16 by Penguin Press, Daughters of Kobani is based on hundreds of hours of interviews and on-the-ground reporting about the all-female Kurdish militia who took on ISIS in Northern Syria and won. Following the unlikely showdown emerged a fighting force who spread their own political vision and established gender equality in their corner of the Middle East and beyond. In the process, they earned the respect — and significant military support — of U.S. Special Operations Forces.”
Clinton claimed this new docuseries would fit with the mission of her production company’s mission statement.
“The Daughters of Kobani is an extraordinary account of brave, defiant women fighting for justice and equality,” Clinton exclaimed. “We created HiddenLight to celebrate heroes — sung and unsung alike — whose courage is too often overlooked, and we could not be more thrilled to bring this inspiring story to viewers around the world.”
In the real world, Hillary Clinton’s position on Syria was one reason she lost the 2016 election.
Clinton supported the disastrous wars in Iraq, Libya and Syria which alienated large swaths of the population.
In her debates with Donald Trump, Clinton pledged to impose a “no-fly zone” over Syria which would have put American fighter planes in proximity with the Russian Air Force.
Other Americans feared Clinton would have ordered a massive ground invasion to overthrow the Russian-supported leader of Syria, Bashar al-Assad.
One mistake could have sent events spiraling so far out of control leading the first shooting war between two nuclear powers.
Conversely, Donald Trump’s restrained vision of America First foreign policy was popular.
The American people’s fatigue with endless wars in the Middle East is one big reason Donald Trump was elected.
And that’s why it struck many as bizarre that Hillary Clinton would revisit this episode.
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