(Salon) -- Hillary Clinton is by far the most hawkish of the Democratic presidential candidates. She supported the internationally illegal Iraq War; helped lead the NATO bombing of Libya, famously remarking “We came, we saw, he died” when Muammar Qadhafi was killed; oversaw the U.S. drone war, in which targets are assassinated without charge or trial; previously defended torture; and said in her 2007 campaign for president she would consider dropping nuclear bombs on militants in South Asia.
In the first Democratic presidential debate, Clinton’s hawkishness was made loud and clear. She boasted about being an enemy of Iran, and about having imposed harsh sanctions on the Islamic Republic. She also called for a military-backed no-fly zone in Syria.