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Friday, July 20, 2007

Hillary The Whiner

Sen. Hillary Clinton
Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., asked the Pentagon to brief Congress about a plan for withdrawal from Iraq. The Pentagon rebuked her request. (Dima Gavrysh/AP Photo)

The would-be next CIC is taking her "victory" in '08 for granted and getting up a head of steam ahead of time. It seems as though she has shot her wad too soon and will be petering out.

In a previous post here, we pointed out how Hillary was Pentagon Spanked. Now she is whining.
"I deeply resent the administration's continuing effort to impugn the patriotism of those of us who are asking hard questions," Clinton told ABC News.
I have read the letter and there isn't ANYWHERE that questions her patriotism but, since she has brought the issue to the fore, just what is she patriotic to and to whom or what does she swear her allegiance? And those alleged "hard questions" she is asking? What gives her the right to ask? Doesn't she know that there is a war going on? Doesn't she know that it is best to ask such questions in the proper venue and the NYSlimes and the Washington Compost ain't it.

Methinks she has busted something here...

Democratic Presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks before a meeting of the National Association of Counties at the Richmond convention Center in Richmond, Va., Tuesday, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)


Mrs. Clinton's Patriotism Problem
Hillary Clinton has joined the list of Democratic politicians who have publicly raised questions about their own patriotism. ABC News has the story:

[Mrs.] Clinton, D-N.Y., a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, has since May requested a briefing from Pentagon officials as to whether they have undertaken any serious planning for a future withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq.

On Thursday she received a response from the Pentagon that she told ABC News was "outrageous and offensive."

The letter from Undersecretary of Defense for Policy Eric Edelman did not mince words. "Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies," he wrote.

"I deeply resent the administration's continuing effort to impugn the patriotism of those of us who are asking hard questions," Clinton told ABC News.

Well, here is the letter; and this is the offending passage:

Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon, and Somalia. Such talk understandably unnerves the very same Iraqi allies we are asking to assume enormous personal risks in order to achieve compromises on national reconciliation, amending the Iraqi constitution, and other contentious issues. Fear of a precipitate U.S. withdrawal also exacerbates sectarian trends in Iraqi politics as factions become more concerned with achieving short-term tactical advantages rather than reaching the long-term agreements necessary for a stable and secure Iraq.

There's not a word in there (or anywhere else in the letter) about Mrs. Clinton's patriotism or lack thereof. Edelman only argues that it is harmful for politicians to make public demands for early withdrawal because such demands tend to embolden the enemy. He is making a claim about the wisdom and likely consequences of her actions, not about her motives.

In the early days of the Cold War, before liberal Democrats decided to bug out of Vietnam, there was an adage that "politics ends at the water's edge"--that America's political parties, whatever their differences on domestic policy, were obliged to present a united front to the outside world.

Today's liberal Democrats would invert this principle. They assert the moral right not only to undermine U.S. foreign policy but to do so with impunity--that is, they wish to be immune from criticism for their statements and actions.

We suppose it's nice work if you can get it, but we'll never understand why they think that defensively denying that they lack patriotism is a winning approach.

I understand!! They have a mental illness coupled with an inferiority complex which feeds their BDS which adds to their overwhelming desire to prove their ineffectiveness when the paddle hits the water.

I thought everyone knew that!