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Dems Won’t Promise US Out Of Iraq By 2013

From a deeply saddened Associated Press:


Dems can’t make guarantee on Iraq troops

By BETH FOUHY, Associated Press Writer Thu Sep 27

The leading Democratic White House hopefuls conceded Wednesday night they cannot guarantee to pull all U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of the next presidential term in 2013.

“I think it’s hard to project four years from now,” said Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois in the opening moments of a campaign debate in the nation’s first primary state.

“It is very difficult to know what we’re going to be inheriting,” added Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton of New York.

“I cannot make that commitment,” said former Sen. John Edwards of North Carolina…

[Hillary Clinton was later] asked whether she would ever approve torturing a suspected terrorist to prevent the detonation of a big bomb.

She said no, and Russert said former President Clinton, her husband, once suggested it might be appropriate.

“Well, he’s not standing here right now,” she said, an edge in her voice…

Edwards sought to draw a distinction between his position and Clinton’s, saying she had said recently she wants to continue combat missions in Iraq.

“I do not want to continue combat missions in Iraq,” he said.

Clinton responded quickly, saying Edwards had misstated her position. She said she favors the continued deployment of counterterrorism troops, not forces to engage in the type of combat now under way.

Asked whether they were prepared to use force to prevent Iran from becoming a nuclear power, several of the hopefuls sidestepped. Instead, they said, all diplomacy must be exhausted in the effort.

Moderator Tim Russert of NBC News asked about Republican presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani’s pledge to set back Iran by eight to 10 years if it tries to gain nuclear standing.

Biden flashed anger at the mention of the former New York mayor. “Rudy Giuliani doesn’t know what the heck he’s talking about,” said Delaware senator, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

He’s the most uninformed person on foreign policy that’s now running for president.” …

Oh, my sides.

[Hillary Clinton was later] asked whether she would ever approve torturing a suspected terrorist to prevent the detonation of a big bomb.

She said no…

This answer alone demonstrates conclusively that Hillary Clinton is not a responsible person.

She is certainly not a person who should ever be trusted with the Presidency.

This article was posted by Steve Gilbert on Thursday, September 27th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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