What sparked that excellent question? Oh, just Hillary Clinton’s latest foolish remark. Some background: Hundreds of schoolgirls were abducted by a jihadist terrorist group in Nigeria. Twitter users joined the worldwide protests, using the hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. More from CNN:
International pressure on Nigeria is mounting with protesters taking to the streets around the world to demand the rescue of hundreds of schoolgirls abducted by the jihadist terrorist group Boko Haram.
From Los Angeles to London, demonstrators carried posters reading #BringBackOurGirls — a campaign that began on Twitter following the mass abduction of the girls in April — and chanted “Bring them home!,” “Not for sale!” and “African lives matter!”
Hillary Clinton’s contribution?
Access to education is a basic right & an unconscionable reason to target innocent girls. We must stand up to terrorism. #BringBackOurGirls
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) May 4, 2014
Um, what? As opposed to the good reasons to target innocent girls? Hey, never let a tragedy go to waste, right Hillary? Even if it means issuing nonsensical statements.
What are you even talking about @HillaryClinton.
— John Galt (@JohnGGalt) May 4, 2014
— regretfully yours (@ImOkayAlright) May 4, 2014
A question for Hillary:
And this Twitter user brings it all home with brutal truth:
@HillaryClinton Yes, you're very tough on terrorism, except when it happens to Americans in Libya.
— Razor (@hale_razor) May 4, 2014
But, you know, “what difference does it make?”