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SaveElmer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-07-06 11:08 AM
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40. Context is important of course...
As to the first point she is absolutely correct...she has nothing to apologize for. Her position at the time of the IWR was a reasonable one to take, one that many Democrats took.

I also agree that a date certain is a mistake...however she did sign on with the Levin amendment calling for a phased withdrawl...

She voted for 86 billion for operations in Iraq...which is the responsible course of action. This war will not be solved by leaving the soldiers high and dry...a more comprehensive solution is needed.

"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,"

She is correct here as well

As to your last point about sacrificing lives to further their political career...I have to admit you are the first to actually admit you believe this...words cannot describe how incredibly wrong you are about Humphrey. All I can suggest is you read a bit about the man...there are several good biographies that will demonstrate to you that such an assertion regarding Humphrey is slander.

DO you also believ Max Cleland and John Kerry voted for the IWR to cover their asses...to further their political careers? And if so did you vote for John Kerry in 2004?

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