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Former Sen. Bob Kerrey: Almost 100 Percent Odds Hillary Will Be Nominee

By    |   Sunday, 05 October 2014 05:23 PM

Former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey predicts former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will be the Democratic nominee for president in 2016, but had criticism for the current commander-in-chief.

"I consider myself to be a friend of Secretary Clinton," Kerrey said Sunday on "The Cats Round Table" on New York's AM 970. "I think the odds of Hillary Clinton being the nominee of the party are almost 100% … I think people just trust that she can do the job."

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Kerrey said he is glad to see President Barack Obama engaged in Iraq and Syria now, but added that he thinks Obama pulled troops out of Iraq too quickly, creating a vacuum, and that he didn't act quickly enough against the Islamic State (ISIS).

Kerrey said it is too early to call Iraq a failure, noting that Korea could have been called a failure in 1955. Today, South Koreans enjoy freedoms not seen by those in the north.

But Kerry told host John Catsimatidis that the current administration underestimated the threat of global jihad.

"I think our intelligence agencies underestimated the threat, and the president did as well, and we got behind the ball," Kerrey said.

Kerrey, a former Navy Seal, said Obama made a "mistake" announcing that Seal Team 6 had killed Osama bin Laden. Kerrey said that drawing attention to the Seals potentially put them at risk.

"But you also break their camaraderie … and made it look like the Navy Seals were the only ones on the ground, and they aren't," Kerrey said.

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