Paul Wolfowitz Tells Der Spiegel Why He’s Ready to Vote For Hillary

By Stephen Fuchs on Email @StephenWFuchs

It seems as if every week a new handful of top republicans publicly denounce the idea of a Trump presidency, but while some of the outspoken officials stay quiet about who they will support instead, Paul Wolfowitz, a top Bush advisor, shared his views on the current state of terrorism in an interview with Der Spiegel and told the magazine why he is leaning towards voting for Hillary this November.

“I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton”

In his interview, Wolfowitz spent most of the time defending his and President Bush’s decisions surrounding the war on terror in the Middle East, and didn’t shy away from pointing the finger at President Obama for failed policies that eased growth of the Islamic State (IS).

Wolfowitz did push his political allegiance aside though when the topic of Trump arose, calling the Republican nominee for president ‘disturbing’ and ‘dangerous’.

“The only way you can be comfortable about Trump’s foreign policy, is to think he doesn’t really mean anything he says. That’s a pretty uncomfortable place to be in. Our security depends on having good relationships with our allies. Trump mainly shows contempt for them. And he seems to be unconcerned about the Russian aggression in Ukraine. By doing this he tells them that they can go ahead and do what they are doing. That is dangerous.”

So what should a top-level republican do come November? When asked, Wolfowitz commented: “I wish there were somebody I could be comfortable voting for. I might have to vote for Hillary Clinton, even though I have big reservations about her.”

The complete Spiegel interview is available online, where Wolfowitz goes deeper into the foreign policy plans under President Bush versus the current approach by the Obama administration, and provides a more detailed reasoning behind his fear of a Trump presidency.

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Sources: Der Spiegel

Photo: IMF Staff Photo/Stephen Jaffe

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