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Hillary Wants Iraq Withdraw Planning Details

From her lickspittle minions at the Associated Press:

Clinton hits back at Pentagon official

By DEVLIN BARRETT, Associated Press Writer

WASHINGTON – Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton hit back Friday at a Pentagon aide who charged that her questions about Iraq withdrawal planning have the effect of helping the enemy — calling the accusation a spurious dodge of a serious issue.

Clinton, the Democratic frontrunner for president, had asked the Pentagon to detail how it is planning for the eventual withdrawal of U.S. military forces from Iraq…

Eric Edelman, the Defense Department’s undersecretary for policy, offered a sharply-worded response, saying such discussions boost the enemy.

Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia,” Edelman wrote…

Clinton responded Friday in a letter to Edelman’s boss, Defense Secretary Robert Gates, asking if he agreed with Edelman’s charge.

She said Edelman had ducked her questions and “instead made spurious arguments to avoid addressing contingency planning.”

“Undersecretary Edelman has his priorities backward,” Clinton wrote, calling his claim “outrageous and dangerous.” …

Of course Ms. Rodham is right.

It’s important that the Pentagon tell the world exactly how it intends to leave Iraq — and when.

Otherwise her allies, the Taliban and Al Qaeda, might give up hope.

And she can’t have that.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, July 20th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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