Skip to comments.Joe Wilson's War
Posted on 03/28/2008 2:48:41 AM PDT by CutePuppy
Everyone else in the media is pounding Hillary Clinton for her tale, now shown to be fanciful, of dodging bullets on a Bosnian tarmac as first lady. But if you're looking for the best recent example of the lengths Mrs. Clinton will go to win the Democratic Presidential nod, consider that last week in Philadelphia she used Joe and Valerie Wilson as campaign props.
Was George Galloway not available?
Mr. Wilson and his wife are darlings of the antiwar crowd for their roles as self-styled martyrs in the CIA "leak" fiasco. The former ambassador is still cashing in on his claim that President Bush lied us into war, and the glam couple has had to endure Vanity Fair photo shoots, book tours and the other slings and arrows of outrageous modern celebrity.
Their role in the Clinton campaign seems to be to inoculate her against Barack Obama's claim that she voted wrong on Iraq in 2002. "I was involved in that debate in every step of the effort to prevent this senseless war and I profoundly resent Obama's distortion of George Bush's folly into Hillary Clinton's responsibility," Mr. Wilson recently wrote on his Huffington Post blog -- a view he echoed at the Clinton campaign event.
"The administration lied in order to secure support for its war of choice, including cooking the intelligence and misleading Congress about the intent of the authorization," Mr. Wilson continued. "Senator Clinton's position, stated in her floor speech, was in favor of allowing the United Nations weapons inspectors to complete their mission and to build a broad international coalition. Bush rejected her path."
This is the same Senator Clinton who spoke extensively of the threat posed by Saddam Hussein and his WMD, who endorsed the invasion as a way to remove that threat .....
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"Desperate times require desperate measures, and Mrs. Clinton is meeting the moment" - that's pretty well summed up.
Joe “The Mole” Wilson is popping up again, just asking to be whacked.
Joe and Valerie should be in jail for what they tried to pull.
This is apparently an attempt to steal back the far-left nutjob constituency.
As for Mr. Wilson, he was last seen campaigning for a Democratic Presidential hopeful for a brief period in 2004. John Kerry's campaign dumped him as a spokesman that summer after the Senate Intelligence Committee found Mr. Wilson had lied in claiming his wife had played no role in sending him to Niger to investigate whether Saddam was seeking to acquire uranium yellowcake. The same bipartisan report found that Mr. Wilson's trip, which he had advertised in a splashy New York Times op-ed, had produced no information of any intelligence value. So in order to blunt Mr. Obama's attacks over Iraq, Mrs. Clinton has resorted to relying on the word of someone whose antiwar inventions were too embarrassing even for the Kerry campaign. Desperate times require desperate measures, and Mrs. Clinton is meeting the moment.
If things were going that great the Wilsons would not have moved to New Mexico.
They only did it “for the children”.
She looks like she is about to bite the little girl’s neck.
Even John Kerry had the good sense to distance himself from Wilson.
Yes, very transparent. Before primaries she was “triangulating” on Iraq, to get herself in the right position for general election.
Now, that she unexpectedly has to fend off Obama, she needs to get back a “street cred” with the nutjobs - who better than Joe Wilson, since Cindy Sheehan is no longer available to her.
LOL! Yes, it does.
Look, here it looks like a dinosaur is going to bite Michelle's head.
She’s PO’d every moment she has to be around non-elitist Americans.
If Hillary’s operatives were any good, they spring MO from the basement the BHO campaign now has her locked in.
Poor Joe and Val...they haven’t figured out that their 15 minutes of fame were up about 8 months ago.
Love the last line here!
"Ask How much she wants for the little girl."
Sorry, the link seems painfully slow and I can’t seem to load the entire page properly.
I did notice that it’s a HufPo, so it’s possible that it just doesn’t pass my “Internet porn” filters :-)
Thanks. Well, that’s pretty accurate... so for HufPo - how very “progressive” of them!
Yeah, they’re pretty much eating each other alive over there : )
Thanks for the visual.
In a PAST, JUST America, the Wilson’s would be in PRISON!!
Why do you say that?
My pleasure : )