Clinton: If somebody could have assassinated Hitler, would that have been good?

Democratic presidential front-runner discuses her stance on regime change in townhall event this week.

March 16, 2016 11:03
US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton

US Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton speaks at the National Bar Association's 60th Anniversary of the Montgomery Bus Boycott in Montgomery. (photo credit: REUTERS)


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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton invoked the likes of the infamous Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in remarks this week about whether the US should engage in toppling foreign regimes and state leaders.

Speaking to MSNBC's Chris Matthews in a townhall event in Illinois on Monday, the Democratic front-runner said "in the vast majority of cases" it is inadvisable to catalyze regime change.

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However, she noted that there are individual exceptions to the issue, mentioning hypothetical examples such as Hitler and the leaders of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda.

"But, you know, there's always these historical games you can play," she told the MSNBC moderator. "If somebody could have assassinated Hitler before he took over Germany, would that have been a good thing or not?"

"You cannot paint with a broad brush," she added.

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