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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:18 AM
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Hillary Quotes on Support of Iraq War
The IWR vote is the least of Hillary's problems on the Iraq War. If you believe anything she says after her record, then you're a lot more trusting person than I am.

There is a very easy way to prevent anyone from being put into harms way, that is for Saddam Hussein to disarm. And I have absolutely no belief that he will. I have to say that this is something Ive followed for more than a decade. If he were serious about disarming, he would have been much more forthcoming. . . . I ended up voting for the resolution after carefully reviewing the information, intelligence that I had available, talking with people whose opinions I trusted, trying to discount the political or other factors that I didnt believe should be in any way part of this decision.
Hillary addresses Code Pink, March 7, 2003.

Tonight, the President gave Saddam Hussein one last chance to avoid war, and the world hopes that Saddam Hussein will finally hear this ultimatum, understand the severity of those words, and act accordingly. While we wish there were more international support for the effort to disarm Saddam Hussein, at this critical juncture it is important for all of us to come together in support of our troops and pray that, if war does occur, this mission is accomplished swiftly and decisively with minimum loss of life and civilian casualties.
March 17 2003 (Invasion)
We are in a two-front war. We are offense in Iraq and we have to finish the job
March 19 2003

We must stay the course in both Iraq and Afghanistan, and asked for more troops to finish the job.
We have to exert all of our efforts militarily
November 29, 2003 Hilary visits the troops In Iraq and Afghanistan

I am both a little optimistic and a little pessimistic, but what I'm trying to do is be realistic about where we are and what we need to be successful. We have no option but to stay involved and committed.
Dec 15, 2003 Speech to CFR

"The consensus was the same, from the Clinton administration to the Bush administration," she said. "It was the same intelligence belief that our allies and friends around the world shared.
"But I think that in the case of the administration, they really believed it. They really thought they were right, but they didn't let enough sunlight into their thinking process to really have the kind of debate that needs to take place when a serious decision occurs like that." (They believed it, but her people didn't??)
April 2004 Larry King

It's regrettable that the security needs have increased so much. On the other hand, I think you can look at the country as a whole and see that there are many parts of Iraq that are functioning quite well," Clinton said.
It is time for the President to stop serving up platitudes and present us with a plan for finishing this war with success and honor not a rigid timetable that terrorists can exploit, but a public plan for winning and concluding the war.
Nov 2005 Letter To Constituents

nor do I think it is smart strategy to set a date certain.
June 2006 TBA

"Now it's time to say the redeployment should start in 90 days or the Congress will revoke authorization for this war,"
Feb 2007
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:18 AM
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1. thank you, profusely. Let's now watch the Hillarbots madly spin their way out of these
....let me get some popcorn....
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:21 AM
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2. How 'bout the full roster?
Quotes from BOTH in support of the war, and against the war.

Also with the paragraphs before and after the quote. Full context, not partisan spin.

This is an election, not a vote for Coolest Kid in the 6th Grade. We should get the whole picture.

--p!
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ErnestoG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:22 AM
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4. Nice facile equivocation. But sorry, it won't get your candidate off the hook.
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:56 AM
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6. So you prefer the propaganda approach
The election is important. Being preached to by overheated hypocrites does nothing to improve the dialog or help people make a decision.

--p!
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Windy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:21 AM
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3. Keep this kicked. Send it to Obama's campaign also. This is an important issue
Thank you for posting the evidence succintly.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:44 AM
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5. You'd think it would matter
But it won't until Kos or Josh Marshall says it does. *sigh*

:kick:
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Dogmudgeon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 12:59 AM
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7. One side of one candidate. That's not evidence, that's spin.
Wait ...

Hillary spins, but Obama transcends.

Sorry for the confusion!

--p!
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Barack_America Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 01:03 AM
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8. Let me see if I...can put ...my...finger on...her ...opinion....no...wait...
...damn!

That thing moves around fast!


(Thanks for posting)
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 02:42 AM
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10. She says she wanted to end the war
and yet, if you look at what she said at the time...

:shrug:
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-01-08 01:07 AM
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9. Clinton sure stayed involved and commited.
bombed the snot out of Iraq his whole terms, sanctions, killings lots.

that's Commited.
Iraq has been assaulted since Poppy Gulf war days. non stop.

but that's okay. we gotta 'lection to win! wheeeeeee!.
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