Monday, January 29, 2007

Then don't run

Having declared her candidacy only a few days ago, Hillary Clinton has already disqualified herself for the office (assuming she hadn't already).
Hillary Rodham Clinton said Sunday that President Bush has made a mess of Iraq and it is his responsibility to "extricate" the United States from the situation before he leaves office.

It would be "the height of irresponsibility" to pass the war along to the next commander in chief, she said.
Certainly, if the next CinC is any Democrat we've seen running to date. Does that mean she wishes Bush would stick around for a third term? If she doesn't want to have to "extricate" the US all she has to do is stay home.
"This was his decision to go to war with an ill-conceived plan and an incompetently executed strategy," the Democratic senator from New York said her in initial presidential campaign swing through Iowa.
Of course an ill-conceived plan for a Democrat is to spend a dime on someone who can't vote for them, and Iraqis who aren't US citizens can't legally vote in the US (that's a privilege reserved for Mexicans only). Does this mean she agreed with the strategy?
"We expect him to extricate our country from this before he leaves office" in January 2009, the former first lady said.
Does this mean that she'll be cooperating with him as he attempts to do so, by voting for his proposals for troop levels and spending?
One questioner asked Clinton if her track record showed she could stand up to "evil men" around the world.

"The question is, we face a lot of dangers in the world and, in the gentleman's words, we face a lot of evil men and what in my background equips me to deal with evil and bad men," Clinton said. She paused to gaze while the audience interrupted with about 30 seconds of laughter and applause.
That would be fine if Osama Bin Laden et al were mere lying sluts, and an acceptable response would be to stick around and take it so she could maintain her cushy situation. But at least she showed she's capable of making a joke.
She told reporters that evil men included al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, who remains at large. "Isn't it about time we get serious about that?" she said.
By doing what, exactly? Invading Pakistan?

All quotes from here