LAST MARCH HILLARY STATED THAT ONLY SHE AND McCAIN ARE QUALIFIED TO BE COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. BILL CLINTON PRETTY MUCH SAID THE SAME THING.
No matter who gets the Democratic nomination, McCain will have Hillary’s endorsement. Just like Ralph Nader gave us GW Bush and the Iraq war, Hillary is trying to give us McCain and a continuation of GW Bush policy and the Iraq war.
Cooler heads in the Democratic Party are patiently waiting for their moment to prevail. Super delegates like Nancy Pelosi and Tom Dashle and Ted Kennedy know what Hillary is doing to thier party. Hillary’s kichen sink /scorched earth policy has not resulted in Hillary but John McCain coming up in the polls .
Two of the most destructive phrases for the Democratic party and indeed the USA and the world were:
!. Raph Nader saying in 2000 that there was no difference between GW Bush and Al Gore. They were just “tweedledee and tweedledum”.
2. Hillary saying in 2008 that only she and McCain were qualified to be Commander-in-Chief and that Obama had only a speech that he made in 2002.
OK LET’S START WITH OBAMA’S OCTOBER 26,2002 SPEECH.
I submit that , Obama demonstrated, EVEN BY HILLARY’S DEFINITION, even before he was a US Senator, that his grasp of foreign affairs and understanding of the political and military consequences of the Iraq invasion was far superior to that of people with decades of military and political “experience ” in Washington. Obama not only had the relavant knowledge but the requisite judgement to arrive at the right conclusion and answer to the problem.
If anyone has demonstrated that he has the knowledge, intelligence, common sense and judgement to handle that hypothetical 3 AM phone call it is Barack Obama.
Some of the relavant observations in Obama’s 2002 speech are the following. (for the full speech ,google obama oct 2002 iraq)
“But I also know that Saddam poses no imminent and direct threat to the United States, or to his neighbors, that the Iraqi economy is in shambles, that the Iraqi military a fraction of its former strength, and that in concert with the international community he can be contained until, in the way of all petty dictators, he falls away into the dustbin of history.
I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a US occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences. I know that an invasion of Iraq without a clear rationale and without strong international support will only fan the flames of the Middle East, and encourage the worst, rather than best, impulses of the Arab world, and strengthen the recruitment arm of al-Qaeda.
I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars.”
IF YOU LIKE DUMB WARS, VOTE FOR HILLARY OR McCAIN WHO VOTED FOR ONE.
At least Hillary now agrees with Obama that the Iraq war is a dumb war which makes her better than McCain who still wants to pursue that idiocy.