Hillary Clinton announced that on June 9 she would do her first one-on-one interview with Diane Sawyer (I guess Barbara Walters retired too soon) on her book tour. There is a lot of ground to cover, but here’s some ideas for questions:

FILE - This May 14, 2014 file photo shows former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Washington. Clinton said Friday, the dream of upward mobility feels further and further out of reach for many Americans struggling in the economy. The potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate offered her most extensive remarks on promoting economic growth since leaving the State Department. She pointed to the need to promote policies to help struggling workers and young Americans find jobs and get training.(AP Photo/Cliff Owen, File) Former secretary of state Hillary Rodham Clinton speaking in Washington. (Cliff Owen/Associated Press)

• What could have been done to prevent 150,000 dead in Syria? Why didn’t the president act when options were still available and 5000 jihadis weren’t in the country?

• Would you have acted militarily after drawing the red line in Syria? Now that Syria is apparently using chlorine gas on its people, what should we do?

• Was it a mistake to say al-Qaeda was on its heels? Do you agree with Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Cal.) that it has “metastasized”? What should we have done to prevent that?

• How closely were you following the influx of jihadis into Libya after the civil war ended? Did you consider pulling out your people or check with them after other countries left?

• What was the procedure in your office for elevating important cables to your attention?

• What did you think when the White House, the president and Susan Rice stressed over and over again the role of the video? Did you ever intercede to say that was misleading?

• What, specifically, did you do wrong on Benghazi?

• Why didn’t the Accountability Review Board interview you? How can the American people be certain about what you knew and did before, during and after the attack?

• Why did the State Department repeatedly object to and try to slow Iran sanctions legislation?

• Why did the State Department repeatedly object to and try to slow the Magnitsky Act?

• What did you do to help the women and girls of Iran? Of Iraq? Of Egypt?

• What was your policy on the Arab Spring? Why did Egyptians come to believe the United States was not on their side?

• Do you regret condemning Israel for announcing building in Jerusalem? Why didn’t you embrace the Sharon-Bush agreement on settlement building?

• Was it a mistake to surprise Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with the “1967 borders” announcement? Why did you use “the 1967 borders” terminology when there is no such thing?

• In retrospect, were settlements the problem? Do you think Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas is a “man of peace” even though he honors terrorists, says he has no power to give up the right of return and has now formed a unity government with Hamas?

• Is the interim Iran deal a good idea, and is Iran in compliance with its obligations to cooperate with IAEA inspectors? If not, what should we do? Is its economy recovering now?

• Do you think Iran actually fears a military strike from the United States?

• Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) said waiting to enact additional sanctions until the negotiations break down will allow Iran to become a threshold nuclear state. Do you agree?

• Wendy Sherman helped negotiate a deal with North Korea that in essence allowed it to become a nuclear state. Why should we have confidence in her on Iran?

• Current Secretary of State John Kerry says the peace process talks and the Syria talks haven’t failed. Do you agree?

• Was it a mistake to back Hugo Chavez’s ally in the Honduras dispute?

• Was it a mistake to relax sanctions on Cuba or to refuse to reinstate them after Alan Gross was imprisoned?

• Did you misread Vladimir Putin? Was the Russian reset a mistake? Was pulling missile defense systems from the Czech Republic and Poland a mistake?

• Did Russia cheat on arms deal? If so, what did you do about it?

• Is the NSA surveillance program a valuable tool in the fight against terrorists?

• Have the problems with Obamacare been in the implementation or in the structure of the program?

• What specifically would you do to fix Obamacare?

• Would you “bail out” insurance companies if they experience losses due to an unfavorable mix of customers in the exchanges?

• Is traditional Medicaid a well-run and designed program? If not, should we have extended it without reforming it first?

• Would you have signed the Budget Control Act of 2011?

• What entitlement reforms do you favor?

• Have we cut defense spending too much as Leon Panetta and Roberts Gates have warned?

• Would you approve the Keystone XL pipeline?

• Under President Obama has upward mobility gotten worse?

• Do you think the rich are taxed too much? What is the largest percentage of their income that Americans should have to pay in taxes?

• Was it a mistake not to have embraced the Simpson-Bowles plan?

• What countries have donated to the Clinton Foundation? Will you disclose all the donors if you run for president? Will you, your husband and daughter relinquish any involvement in the foundation if you run for president to avoid conflicts of interest?

• What has been your pay rate for speeches? When you take money from hedge funds or other financial institutions does that create an appearance problem if you become president and later do things to benefit them? Have you accepted speaking fees from foreign governments or entities controlled by foreign governments?

• Why do you think there have been so many management problems (the VA, the IRS, Fast and Furious) in the Obama administration? What would you do to prevent them and scandals like them from occurring?

• Were you right to oppose to Iraq surge?

• What consequences did the failure to achieve a status of forces agreement in Iraq have?

• President George W. Bush had his AIDS fighting plan that has saved millions of lives. What humanitarian achievement did you have?

• You promised to “pivot” to Asia. Did you? Why do allies there feel abandoned by the United States?

• Was it a mistake not to take a more forceful stance in the Green Revolution? Do you ever wonder if a historic opportunity was lost?

• What about your tenure as secretary of state would give Americans confidence you could be a good president?

• Did you fail to prioritize as secretary of state? Travel too much? What management mistakes did you make?

Jennifer Rubin writes the Right Turn blog for The Post, offering reported opinion from a conservative perspective.
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