The long, slow march to oblivion
Hey, our kids won't be in Iraq
Hillary Clinton Defends Pro-War Vote
By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer 2 hours, 1 minute ago
WASHINGTON - Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday defended her vote to authorize war in Iraq amid growing unease among liberal Democrats who could determine the potential 2008 presidential candidate's future.
"I take responsibility for my vote, and I, along with a majority of Americans, expect the president and his administration to take responsibility for the false assurances, faulty evidence and mismanagement of the war," the New York senator said in a lengthy letter to thousands of people who have written her about the war.
At the same time, she said the United States must "finish what it started" in Iraq.
Clinton and other hawkish Democrats have come under criticism from liberal anti-war activists, many of whom will hold sway over presidential primary contests. The former first lady, who is up for re-election in 2006, would likely be an early front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination should she decide to seek it.
The 1,600-word letter was sent, mainly through e-mail, on Tuesday — a day before
President Bush was to deliver a speech on his Iraqi policies. The president's approval ratings plummeted in recent months as the U.S. death toll and anti-war sentiments grew.
So is Chelsea planning to help "finish what we started?" No?
This is what I mean about her instincts. The war is a loser, no one belives she's a hawk, yet she hangs with this failed policy as if people will vote for her because of it.
And do you think people will not notice her daughter is nowhere near Iraq while making six figures. It's time to start asking pols if they have recommended service to their kin if Iraq is so important.
posted by Steve @ 12:56:00 AM