One almost has to characterize people like Hillary Clinton of being totally short-sighted when talking about the war in Iraq on or off the campaign trail. I say short-sighted, giving her the benefit of the doubt (undeservedly so) because the alternative is simply stupid or treasonous. There are numerous examples of Democrats providing propaganda material for our sworn enemy. The most recent example being the sleepover in the Senate last week.
After Sen. Hillary Clinton, Mrs. Bill Clinton if you prefer, again spoke publicly about strategy and tactics, Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman spoke up about Hillary Clinton’s actions like this . .
“Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia,” Edelman wrote. He added that “such talk understandably unnerves the very same Iraqi allies we are asking to assume enormous personal risks.”
Hillary’s response is just too predictable. She says, and the media listens, accusing the Pentagon of impugning her patriotism like this . . .
Clinton said she and Kerry were “shocked by the timeworn tactic of once again impugning the patriotism of any of us who raise serious questions” about the Iraq war. Kerry accused the Bush administration of making “planning a dirty word and an alien concept.”
This is the same lie these two used in the last election, and the media did its best to support it. Never questioning not only the absence of the word but ignoring the gazillion explanations of “no it’s your judgment, not your patriotism,” idiot. The media stuck with the template. But I digress, patriotism, or her alleged patriotism, was not mentioned by Edelman or the Pentagon. The words were exactly this “premature and public discussion,” emphasis added for the mainstream media.
The Democrats, both running for office and in leadership positions in Washington, are laying themselves out there now for all to see just how they support our troops and the objectives of our involvement in Iraq. They despise the mission, could care less of the welfare of the Iraqi people, and dismiss the troops and their families purely for political gain. And last but not least, they show us what lousy a Commander in Chief they or she would make in front of a microphone and camera. In a Hillary Clinton administration there would have to be a draft (another of their goals) because no one would sign up to fight for someone who lives and breathes by polls and special interest (wacko left) organizations.
Whether it blows up in their face depends on how well the mainstream media can gloss over the fact that they are helping the enemy.
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