Tuesday, June 13

Clinton Booed And Kerry Cheered

The idea of setting a date for withdrawal in Iraq has Hillary Clinton and John Kerry at opposite ends of the Democratic party. John Kerry believes that there should be some date for the new Iraqi government to prepare itself for taking over operations in their country. Hillary believes, well, what Bush and the Republicans believe.

(AP/Yahoo)Anti-war activists at a liberal gathering booed Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton on Tuesday for opposing a set date for pulling U.S. troops from Iraq. Facing down the jeers, Clinton said Democrats need to have "a difficult conversation" about the war.
The only difficult conversation needed for Hillary is that she doesn't represent Democrats and their beliefs on Iraq. Kerry has come clean with his mistake to vote for the Iraqi resolution, and while I wish he would have said this in 2004, accepting he made a mistake is better than the nonsense Hillary is spewing.
In remarks that could have been aimed at Clinton, Kerry said: "It's not enough to argue with the logistics or to argue about the details. ... It is essential to acknowledge that the war itself was a mistake. ... It was wrong, and I was wrong to vote for that Iraqi war resolution."

Kerry's speech featured some of his strongest comments to date, including a call to "end a war in Iraq that weakens the nation each and every day it goes on."
And for the record, being against the war in Iraq does not make me or anyone else who was against it anti-war. Rather we are anti-Iraq war. Today Karl Rove said that if it were up to Democrats we would have been out of Iraq and missed Zarqawi. Funny, although he forgets to add if it were up to Democrats we would have stayed in Afghanistan and caught Osama Bin Laden instead of spending hundreds of billions fighting for control of oil.