In a post entitled “But Hillary Voted for the Warrrrrrrrr!“, I detailed the absurdity of the default Obot position that Barack Obama was somehow “superior” to Hillary Clinton regarding Iraq, simply because he had given a speech in 2002 stating that he was against the invasion.
Did any of the Obots even know Hillary Clinton’s plan to end the war in Iraq? Or did her scary ladyparts get in the way?
Here is the portion, found at the above link, that makes me especially sad today.
SUMMARY OF HILLARY CLINTON’S PLAN TO END THE IRAQ WAR
(Source: Hillary for President website)
If President Bush does not end the war, when Hillary Clinton is President, she will. Her three-step plan would bring our troops home, work to bring stability to the region, and replace military force with a new diplomatic initiative to engage countries around the world in securing Iraq’s future. Hillary has been fighting every day in the Senate to force the President to change course. And today she described how she would bring the war to an end.
Starting Phased Redeployment within Hillary’s First Days in Office: The most important part of Hillary’s plan is the first: to end our military engagement in Iraq’s civil war and immediately start bringing our troops home.
As President, one of Hillary’s first official actions would be to convene the Joint Chiefs of Staff, her Secretary of Defense, and her National Security Council.
She would direct them to draw up a clear, viable plan to bring our troops home starting with the first 60 days of her Administration.
She would also direct the Department of Defense and the Department of Veterans Affairs to prepare a comprehensive plan to provide the highest quality health care and benefits to every service member — including every member of the National Guard and Reserves — and their families.
Well, Obots, it’s been more than 60 days since Obama was inaugurated. What’s he doing about Iraq? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Is the issue which provided the official excuse to excoriate Hillary Clinton on a daily basis no longer important to you?
The media has been remarkably silent on the issue of Iraq, which apparently is so thirty seconds ago. However, I was able to find this nugget at Yahoo. From a March 31 story:
WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Iraq and Afghanistan cleared an important hurdle Tuesday when a key approved the nominations for full Senate consideration.‘s choices to be ambassadors to
But while Christopher Hill still could face a fight to get to Baghdad.seemed on course to breeze to easy confirmation as the top US envoy in Kabul, veteran diplomat and
If confirmed, as expected, Hill would head to Baghdad amid deep concerns about preserving stunning but fragile security gains since 2007 and hopes of making progress on legislation seen as key to soothing sectarian tensions.
“We are in, really, a crucial phase,” the veteran diplomat, who would succeed the widely admired Ryan Crocker, told Kerry’s committee at a March 25 hearing. “I just don’t want to screw it up.”
I am not reading the word “withdrawal” anywhere in the sentences spoken by Hill, Obama’s chosen ambassador to Iraq. Are you?
And do you notice the reporter’s language directed at portraying an Iraq which is stable thanks to the Awesomest Surge Evah, but yet too fragile to stand on its own without Daddy America watching over them? Different President, same propaganda. That’s what happens when your “anti-war liberal” candidate decides that the Iraq troop escalation (aka “the surge”) has worked beyond his “wildest dreams.”
I marched against this war in 2003. I have opposed it from the start and thought about it every day since its inception. I never, ever thought that once George W. Bush was finally out of office, the next President would be someone who would use it so blatantly and cynically to advance his own campaign and denigrate his opponents, then appear to drop the issue completely once in office.
Now, our newest War Preznit is focused on “surging” in Afghanistan. Are more troops really going to help the situation there? And where is he getting these troops? Is there going to be a draft? Is he simply transferring them from Iraq to Afghanistan? And the really big question: How much more are our soldiers and their loved ones supposed to endure?
Iraq is yet another reason to protest on July 4th, 2009. I (and some of my PUMA cohorts) am in the first stages of gathering support for a massive demonstration on that day (there are already going to be tea parties, but they are being organized from a more conservative point of view, which I do not share). I hope that by that time, the Kool-Aid will have worn off, and people will realize that they were okey-doked and bamboozled by the Con-Artist-In-Chief. Americans voted for Change in 2008, and they got OBushMa instead.
What are we going to do about it? I say, take it to the streets! For more ideas, visit CityTavern.
Cross-posted at Partizane