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Response to leveymg (Original post)

Wed Nov 28, 2012, 08:58 PM

18. An article that supports your basic points.

http://www.ocregister.com/opinion/rice-378894-war-administration.html

I don't agree that she will necessarily be a voice urging to war as she later urged an end to Iraq and didn't support intervention in Syria.

And not all intervention IMO is inherently bad. Our intervention in Libya and in the post break up of Yugoslavia has saved many innocent lives.

In the thread it is suggested that she would be another Clinton. If you evaluate Clinton's quiet influence for example in Burma that is something I find reassuring. The fact is that the so called interventionist SOS Clinton did not end up in broad engagements with disastrous effects if she can accomplish in North Korea what has been done in Burma (and the parallels are not as different as they might seem) then it would be a great achievement.

In any case I believe that you raise very substantive issues and if she is the nominee I would like Democratic Senators to raise these issues in the hearing and I would like to see a very clear statement that "I was wrong about Iraq" before she was confirmed.

The unfortunate fact is that if we eliminated all of the people who were wrong about Iraq we would not have many to choose from, so you raise some important questions that should be addressed in the confirmation hearings, if there are any.

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