Obama Forces Hillary Clinton To Shift Her Iraq War Stance
Hillary Clinton has finally changed her stance on the war in Iraq:
“Clinton has often been asked if she regrets her vote authorizing military action and she usually answers that question with an artful dodge, saying that she accepts responsibility for the vote and suggesting that if the Senate had all the information it has today (no WMD, troubled post-war military planning, etc. . .), there would never have been a vote on the Senate floor.
However, she has never gone as far as some of her potential rivals for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination — who also voted for the war — and called her vote a mistake or declared that she would have cast her vote differently with all the facts presently available to her — until now.
This morning on NBC’s “Today” show, Sen. Clinton was asked about her 2002 vote and offered a slightly evolved answer. “Obviously, if we knew then what we know now, there wouldn’t have been a vote,” she said in her usual refrain before adding, “and I certainly wouldn’t have voted that way.”
In other words, “Sorry all you guys fighting in Iraq, but I had to change my position on the war because Barack Obama is threatening me politically on my left flank. But, it’s a woman’s prerogative to change her mind, tee-hee!”
What a Commander-In-Chief she’d make.