Hillary’s Bad Hair Day
This weekend Hillary Clinton plodded to Iraq, clad in her ubiquitous, black pant-suit, and met with Generals Casey and Odierno and Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. She reacted as one would expect, condemning the situation in Iraq and in one fell swoop, all the efforts of the troops.
If Clinton was attempting to boost troop morale by painting the situation on the ground as heartbreaking, she failed miserably. It’s interesting to note that after wasting the time of Generals Casey and Odierno Clinton turned on a dime and slandered them with her dire pronouncements.
In an exclusive interview with ABC News in Baghdad, Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., called the situation in Iraq “heartbreaking” and said she doubts Congress and the American people believe the mission here can succeed.
“I don’t know that the American people or the Congress at this point believe this mission can work,” she said. “And in the absence of a commitment that is backed up by actions from the Iraqi government, why should we believe it?”
Clinton spoke with ABC News after meeting with Gen. George Casey and Lt. Gen. Ray Odierno, the top American commanders here. She is one a one-day visit to Iraq as part of congressional delegation that includes Sen. Evan Bayh, D-Ind., and Rep. John McHugh, R-N.Y.
Clinton had tough words for the Iraqi government, which she said has failed repeatedly to deliver on its promises.
“I’m skeptical that the Iraqi government will do what they have promised to do, and that I think is the concern of all of us who have heard this before,” she said. “All the promises, and intentions in the world don’t substitute for action and we haven’t seen a lot of action.”
Clinton traveled wearing body armor and surrounded by a phalanx of soldiers and security guards. The level of security, she noted, was much higher than her first visit to Iraq back in 2004.
“This is heartbreaking,” she said. “This is my third trip here. I’ve seen the violence and security problems increase, not decrease. The first time I was here, we’re not, you know, asked to wear body armor and put on helmets. We were not shepherded very narrowly from place to place. I went to Kirkuk the first time when actually Gen. Odierno was there, in charge of the 4th ID. We went into the city. We had a meeting in the town hall with people.”
Just another Democrat scold
An email from Iraq written before Clinton arrived……
She isn’t as bad as Kerry though, at least she has kept her mouth shut on the war, I know it’s all just political posturing anyways, but I think Obama is the absolute worst from all he’s said, he and that complete idiot worthless excuse for a human rich fat guy Kennedy.
Kennedy was one of the guys screaming about the brutality of US troops, he should be in prison for his remarks/lies because they were ridiculously extreme and accused thousands of innocent soldiers which directly affected the war effort.
I am AMAZED Bush didn’t have him thrown in prison, he should have, Roosevelt would have. It would be easy to factually prove that he made false statements concerning how much more brutal US soldiers are now than during WW2, he needs to look at our rules of engagement and quit lying. Kennedy is every Islamic extremist in the region’s best friend.
Now that Hillary’s joined the Kennedy/Kerry Kut and Run Brigade with her incredibly negative statements during her insulting journey to Iraq, perhaps more eyes will be opened.
She’s a nasty nag with no positive or constructive ideas to offer. As President Bush stated today, “To oppose everything while proposing nothing is irresponsible,” Bush said.
President Bush’s decision to change strategy and send more troops to Iraq has forced the enemy’s hand. And I’m not just talking al-Sadr.
The boneless wonders sitting on their hands in congress, as Bill Kristol put it in his trenchant piece in The Weekly Standard are contributing to the “heartbreaking” situation (as Hillary termed it) by giving hope to the enemy that America will soon be slinking out of Iraq.
America may deserve the Congress it elected in November but our brave troops do not. That is what is truly heartbreaking.
Sissy Willis nails it.