Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Hillary's Iraq Problem

I don't think that the 'Hitchens-Clinton Vendetta' will ever get old. Unhealthy vitriol aside, Chris, yet again, accurately points out that Hillary spent 8 years as the establishment and thus will have a tough time distancing herself from the status quo, particularly when it comes to issues like Iraq. Not a good place to be when running for the Presidency, especially when the current President's popularity has dropped below the point of no return. Indeed, I think it will benefit us all (and Mr. Obama) to remember:

[I]t was on the initiative of President Bill Clinton and Vice President Al Gore, both of whom delivered extremely tough speeches warning of another round of confrontation with Saddam Hussein, that the Senate passed the Iraq Liberation Actthat year, making it U.S. policy to remove the Baathists from power. It was the Clinton administration that bombed Sudan, claiming that a factory outside Khartoum represented a chemical-weapons link between Saddam and Osama Bin Laden. And, as Sen. Clinton reminded us in the very same speech, it was "President Clinton, with the British and others, [who] ordered an intensive four-day air assault, Operation Desert Fox, on known and suspected weapons of mass destruction sites and other military targets" in Iraq. On its own, this is enough to make childish nonsense of her insinuation that an "obsession" with Saddam took root only after the Bush-Cheney victory in 2000.

Any anti-war Democrat out there who thinks that a president Hillary will translate into a shift of our foreign policy is clearly delusional. Remember, "buy one, get one free...?"