From the Drudge-linked coverage of her 'tour':
"We have to exert all of our efforts militarily, but the outcome (in Iraq) is not assured," she said
Clinton said it is still an open question whether the Bush administration can make the transition in Iraq from a war zone to an independent, representative government. In an interview with the Associated Press, she called for United Nations assistance in the process
The morale of the troops, she said, "is very high," but she said the military personnel with whom she spoke wanted to know "how the people at home feel about what we are doing."
"Americans are wholeheartedly proud of what you are doing,' " Clinton said she replied, "but there are many questions at home about the (Bush) administration's policies. " http://www.buffalonews.com/editorial/20031129/1053287.asp
Very nice of the hissing witch. Go over, praise the troops, and at the same time whisper some poison about a possible quagmire and confused leadership. In the linked article, notice that she also calls for increasing the military's size by 10,000 troops. Where was that sentiment when they carved up the military during her administration?
It is also interesting (and Republicans better take heed) that Hillary and Reed are taking the tack of calling for speeding up delivery of Humvees with more armor and more body armor for the troops. The Humvees are in the pipeline somewhere, but the beast does the expedient thing of calling for 'speeding up' delivery. It would be interesting to discover if she, in fact, has voted for the kinds of spending bills that would have allowed such changes and funding. I kind'a doubt it.
BEWARE OF THIS TACTIC: There is NO real concern for troops when a politician, who despises the American idea of the citizen soldier, hates the organizations and traditions which they serve, spits on their codes and sense of patriotism, criticizes their missions, leadership and the country which they serve and, yet, strives to provide the finest in Band-Aids with which to bind their wounds.
There is also a lesson in this for many on the right side of the aisle. The RAT Wellstone made a career out of 'caring' for veterans by adding a little pork to all kinds of bills to help secure the VA, VFW and American Legion votes. This tour by the beast is further evidence that the RAT's have patented the 'caring' for the troops while hating the military angle. Lackadaisical Republicans and pro-military conservatives better be aware of that strategy and do some heavy lifting for the troops on their own.
posted on 12/01/2003 5:46:23 AM PST
(DEFUND NPR & PBS - THE AMERICAN PRAVDA)
We are a military (reserve) family. Do not for one minute believe that our troops buy into Hillary, like her, or respect her. At best, they tolerate her.
Sure, there are a few misguided ones everywhere, but ask just about anyone who endured the cutbacks, the broken aircraft, the lack of equipment, parts and fuel, the downsizing of the force, and the social experiment that the Clintons inflicted upon the military during the 1990s and they will emphatically tell you why you should never vote for either of them for anything ever again.
They are evil...pure evil, and that is being kind.
Notice the pure elation from the crowd as President Bush surprised the troops on Thanksgiving? Then take notice of the small camera shots of Hillary gnawing on her turkey, and how few of our troops are actually around her. Half of them are senior officers responsible for Hillary getting back on her broom. Notice too, the serious, sometimes flat expressions on the unfortunate few who were Crazy Glued to Hillary's photo-ops? No one is ever waiting in line to shake her hand. Most know she is rotten to the core.
That said, I have felt for a long time that those serving in the US military ought to be allowed to cast two ballots for their Commander in Chief. After all, they are the extension of the President who ensure domestic tranquility, who provide for the common defense, and secure the blessings of our liberty.
Then again, getting their votes (voices) to count at all needs to come first...
posted on 12/01/2003 7:09:25 AM PST
(If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito.)
What? Hillary likes the military, just not the AMERICAN military. It's such a ragtag bunch of know-nothings with no real sense of style. She's especially fond of goose stepping armies because they show such discipline and respect for their dictators.
posted on 12/01/2003 8:17:19 AM PST
(CHRISTMAS! [just try and take my tag line away, Bloomberg])
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