Saturday, February 03, 2007
Hillary Clinton: I'll Surrender Iraq to the Insurgents!
Pumping her fists and shouting to the rooftops, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton vowed yesterday to bring an immediate end to the war in Iraq if she's elected president.
"If we in Congress don't end this war before January 2009, as president, I will," Clinton pledged in a speech to the Democratic faithful as she staked out a new position on the conflict.
The former first lady's pledge to pull the plug on Iraq and bring the troops home came during the Democratic National Committee's annual winter meeting....
No nuancing here! The New York Post also has an editorial today that details her many poll-driven flip-flops on the Iraq War, up to and incuding her statement above:
...didn't she - just two weeks ago - declare that she is "not for imposing a . . . certain withdrawal date" for U.S. troops from Iraq?
Well, January 2009 (at the latest) sure sounds like a "certain withdrawal date."
Welcome to the latest chapter of the longest-running work in progress Washington has ever seen: Sen. Clinton's ever-morphing, "quick, check the polls" position on the Iraq war....
The editorial also refers to this post, where Hillary Clinton refused to question General Petraeus about the war, when given an opportunity...talk about a totally unserious approach about the fundamental problem facing the nation, and the world today...gee, reminds me of another ex-President whom refused to take terrorism seriously....
Of course, the Washington Post describes her appearance at the DNC meeting thusly:
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York presented herself as a tough, experienced pragmatist.
Only at the WaPost can a cry to surrender be considered "tough", and "pragmatic". Even this galling, baldfaced lie/flip is considered praiseworthy:
"I want to be very clear about this," she said. "If I had been president in October of 2002, I would not have started this war. . . . If we in Congress don't end this war before January 2009, as president, I will."
For Clinton, who supported the 2002 resolution authorizing the U.S. invasion and then defended the mission long after the initial combat phase ended, the pledge to stop the war represented another break with Bush's Iraq policies.
The Washinton Post tells us: - It is OK to lie, so long as you are "breaking with Bush's Iraq policies"
Hil and the MSM are entwined in a lover's embrace, but if Hillary was as smart as everyone claims, she would know she was in the embrace of the ultimate widowmaker...The media will yet knock off Hillary, just like they did to one John F. Kerry not too long ago....
More on HC's shennanigans here....