Marie Harf’s college honors thesis topic: ‘How conservative support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy’

Marie Harf’s college honors thesis topic: ‘How conservative support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy’

[Ed. – Just can’t make this stuff up.]

State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf wrote her college honors thesis on “how conservative evangelical support for Israel complicates U.S. foreign policy,” according to Indiana University records.

Harf’s thesis further illustrates the collegiate thinking in an Obama administration that has alienated a key American ally in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Harf, 33, previously worked on Obama’s 2012 campaign.

Harf’s Indiana University honors political science professor said that Harf did not plan to pursue political science like her professor father Jim, but that she ended up becoming “pretty good” at it. …

Harf generated controversy this week for saying that the way to combat terrorists like ISIS is to help get them jobs.

“We cannot win the War on Terror, nor can we win the war on ISIS by killing them. We need to find them jobs,” Harf said on Chris Matthews’ MSNBC program. “We need to get to the root cause of terrorism, and that is poverty and lack of opportunity in the terrorist community.”

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