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MadHound Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 10:58 AM
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36. Let's check her words then
"Obviously, I've thought about that a lot in the months since," she said. "No, I don't regret giving the president authority because at the time it was in the context of weapons of mass destruction, grave threats to the United States, and clearly, Saddam Hussein had been a real problem for the international community for more than a decade."

Hillary Clinton, who recently returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, said she agreed with Gingrich. She blamed the administration for "miscalculation" and "inept planning" in Iraq. "I do think we need more troops" in Iraq, Clinton said.

Voted NO on redeploying troops out of Iraq by July 2007

Voted YES on $86 billion for military operations in Iraq & Afghanistan

"Now, I may disagree with those who call for a date certain for a withdrawal, but I do not doubt their patriotism."

When Rep. John P. Murtha (D-Pa.) called for removing all U.S. troops from Iraq over the next six months, the New York senator told reporters she was opposed. When her advisers were later asked whether she supports a two-year phased withdrawal advocated by a liberal think tank and embraced by Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, they demurred.

In the e-mail, Clinton took responsibility for her vote for the 2002 resolution authorizing Bush to go to war, while leaving open whether she would have opposed it, given what is now known about faulty intelligence and mismanagement by the administration. She pummeled Bush for his conduct of the war itself but left murky how long she believes U.S. forces should stay in Iraq. As she told Kentucky Democrats earlier this month, "I reject a rigid timetable that the terrorists can exploit,

And somehow I doubt that tens of thousands of anti war protesters would have shown up in Chicago if Humphrey was as much as a dove as you claim. In fact Humphrey did support the war, if for no other reason than to insure his continued political life. Much like Hillary, he was willing to sacrifice innocents in order to further his political career.

Spin it how you want, but words and facts don't lie.
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