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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 04:43 PM
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Was Hillary for taking nukes off the table re Iran before she was against?
I just heard it on my Tee Vee? is it true?

Flippity floppity flippity flop? As Al Franken used to say on his radio show?

Please say it ain't so Hil?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 04:49 PM
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1. small-pea size minded mantra.
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elizm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:02 PM
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3. Not a mantra....It is the TRUTH! nt
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:12 PM
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4. RW says it and it is Repeated on DU------sure seems like a mantra to me.
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elizm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:16 PM
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7. Perhaps you didn't read the article!!!
"I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table," she said in April 2006.
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elizm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:17 PM
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8. "I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table," she said in 04/06.
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:20 PM
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9. Context is nice.
I have said publicly no option should be off the table, but I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table, Mrs. Clinton said. This administration has been very willing to talk about using nuclear weapons in a way we havent seen since the dawn of a nuclear age. I think thats a terrible mistake.

Phil Singer, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, said she had been responding to a specific news report that the Bush administration was considering nuclear strikes on Iran. The context, Mr. Singer said, was different from the one raised last week by Mr. Obama.

Senator Clinton was not talking about a broad hypothetical, nor was she speaking as a presidential candidate, Mr. Singer said. Given the saber-rattling that was coming from the Bush White House at the time, it was totally appropriate and necessary to respond to that report and call it the wrong policy.


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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:32 PM
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10. B-b-b-b-but she made a "blanket statement" about the non-use of nuclear weapons in Iran
and good luck with the "broad hypothetical" mish-mash. And what difference does it make that she said this as a Senator, not a presidential candidate? Shows you they were caught with their pants down on this one, just as they did with slamming Obama on being willing to talk with dictators when she had criticized Bush's refusal to do the same thing.

Hope she gets these frequent contradictions out of her system before the GE if we have the misfortune to nominate her.
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:33 PM
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11. Thanks. I had read a similar article today in which the 'context' for each of
her comments was included.


Without the context---it gets translated into a no-brainer flip flopping degrading slogan-ese mantra!
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elizm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 04:52 PM
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2. Yep...They just covered it on Hardball....Here's the link.
Edited on Fri Aug-10-07 05:01 PM by elizm
So much for her credibility.

Clinton discussed use of nukes last year

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer Thu Aug 9, 6:42 PM ET

NEW YORK - Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton, who chastised rival Barack Obama for ruling out the use of nuclear weapons in the war on terror, did just that when asked about Iran a year ago.
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"I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table," she said in April 2006.


http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070809/ap_on_el_pr/clinton...

:rofl:
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rinsd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:14 PM
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5. Interesting how some DUers like to ape RW framing (nt)
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Nimrod2005 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-12-07 01:47 PM
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12. She was AGAINST it in 2006 and FOR it in 2007, just one year apart
enough time to change your view, it is that simple, why do you think it can't be a real change in position for GOOD reasons?
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radfringe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-10-07 05:14 PM
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6. I'd just be happy
if we got the nuts off the table
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