sHillary 'evolving' on her pro-Bush Iraq Military Adventure vote
Unlike John Edwards, who wrote a frank op-ed in the WaPo last year admitting he was wrong for voting to give the Chimperor the go-ahead to bomb Iraq, sHillary is now trying to straddle the fence, and say something that kinda, sorta, sounds like she’s sorry — but she’s still not admitting anything, mind you. Jeebus. (ABC):
Clinton has often been asked if she regrets her vote authorizing military action and she usually answers that question with an artful dodge, saying that she accepts responsibility for the vote and suggesting that if the Senate had all the information it has today (no WMD, troubled post-war military planning, etc. . .), there would never have been a vote on the Senate floor.
…This morning on NBC’s “Today” show, Sen. Clinton was asked about her 2002 vote and offered a slightly evolved answer. “Obviously, if we knew then what we know now, there wouldn’t have been a vote,” she said in her usual refrain before adding, “and I certainly wouldn’t have voted that way.”
Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-NC) have both publicly declared regret for their votes for the war and have become advocates for withdrawing American troops from Iraq sooner rather than later.
…The Senator’s comments on “Today” seem to continue a pattern of further distancing herself from her 2002 vote and an attempt to shore up that potentially vulnerable left flank on the issue that is likely to dominate the 2008 race for the White House as it did in 2004 and 2006.
This is sorry-ass strategy now, sHill. No one is buying it.