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leftchick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Aug-18-07 08:22 AM
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15. code words: “remaining vital national security interests in Iraq”
or substitute "The Mid East" in this century. All of the Democratic candidates use it especially Clinton. Why doesn't anyone ask her to define what is so vital about US imperialism?


http://www.nytimes.com/2007/03/15/washington/15clinton....

She said in the interview that there were “remaining vital national security interests in Iraq” that would require a continuing deployment of American troops.

The United States’ security would be undermined if parts of Iraq turned into a failed state “that serves as a petri dish for insurgents and Al Qaeda,” she said. “It is right in the heart of the oil region,” she said. “It is directly in opposition to our interests, to the interests of regimes, to Israel’s interests.”

“So it will be up to me to try to figure out how to protect those national security interests and continue to take our troops out of this urban warfare, which I think is a loser,” Mrs. Clinton added. She declined to estimate the number of American troops she would keep in Iraq, saying she would draw on the advice of military officers.

....at least she admits to using troops to protect Oil and Israel.
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