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Can Hillary Clinton Recover From Her Support Of The Iraq War?
The Federalist ^ | MAY 19, 2014 | Dan McLaughlin

Posted on 05/19/2014 6:25:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike

With the news that Condoleeza Rice has been hounded from a commencement speaking engagement at Rutgers University by left-wing faculty and student protests on the grounds that Rice “had played ‘a prominent role in the administration’s effort to mislead the American people about the presence of weapons of mass destruction’ in Iraq,” the question that haunted Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign must be asked again: can the Democratic base ever forgive her support for launching that war? The answer, in all likelihood, is that the Democratic Party’s base will forgive and forget – not only out of political expediency and ignorance of history but because, deep in their hearts, they do not really believe their own extreme rhetoric about the Iraq War.

Hawks of a Feather Unquestionably, if you take the campaign against Rice on its own terms – that “misleading” the nation to war over Saddam’s WMD programs is a war crime or something like it, making one ineligible to be received in polite company – Hillary is similarly guilty. Consider how then-Senator Clinton herself justified that vote:

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1 posted on 05/19/2014 6:25:09 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike
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To: Hotlanta Mike

I look at that picture and wonder,how did Huma ever do it?


2 posted on 05/19/2014 6:28:34 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Farmer Dean

Bill certainly didn’t...or couldn’t.


3 posted on 05/19/2014 6:30:52 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

When she comes up with a few more free government handouts, all will be forgiven. Money can’t buy you love but it sure as hell can buy the White House.


4 posted on 05/19/2014 6:32:07 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Obama's smidgens are coming home to roost.)
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To: Farmer Dean

If you add Jack Daniels, does that make it a threesome???


5 posted on 05/19/2014 6:32:54 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

, or wouldn’t.


6 posted on 05/19/2014 6:33:01 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: gov_bean_ counter

The Jack Daniels would help suppress the gag reflex.


7 posted on 05/19/2014 6:34:19 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

Oh, my no. The author’s case assumes that She Who Must Not Be Named is held to the same standards as Rice and any other conservative. That is laughably naive. Special Rules For Special People is how our progressive betters operate, and if that weren’t the case we wouldn’t be having this conversation because she would be in prison at the moment as she thoroughly deserves.


8 posted on 05/19/2014 6:35:16 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Farmer Dean
Easy. Huma had the choice of Hillary or the Wiener.
9 posted on 05/19/2014 6:35:27 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Hotlanta Mike

This woman was an incompetent Sec. of State., a total liar and a moral and physical coward.


10 posted on 05/19/2014 6:35:58 PM PDT by Americanexpat
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To: Farmer Dean

Cloths pin for starters


11 posted on 05/19/2014 6:36:29 PM PDT by al baby (Hi MomÂ…)
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To: hinckley buzzard

Some choice,either one would leave a bad taste in her mouth.


12 posted on 05/19/2014 6:36:45 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

13 posted on 05/19/2014 6:40:54 PM PDT by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: gov_bean_ counter

In Hillary’s case, it would be Jackie Daniels.


14 posted on 05/19/2014 6:42:08 PM PDT by alstewartfan (The dawn is turning away The ghost of Charlotte Corday. Al Stewart)
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

YIKES!


15 posted on 05/19/2014 6:42:34 PM PDT by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

And she supported traditional marriage too.


16 posted on 05/19/2014 6:43:02 PM PDT by MNDude
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To: ObamahatesPACoal

Why did Hillary allow herself to be photographed with the maid??? lol


17 posted on 05/19/2014 6:43:20 PM PDT by alstewartfan (The dawn is turning away The ghost of Charlotte Corday. Al Stewart)
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To: alstewartfan

HA!


18 posted on 05/19/2014 6:43:23 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

They will spin their own thinking to absolve her completely. Same thing they’ve done to make Vietnam “Nixon’s war” as if there were no LBJ.


19 posted on 05/19/2014 6:45:34 PM PDT by EDINVA
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To: Farmer Dean

Hillary has bad brain Damage. When an old person has a horrible concussion., They lose cognitive ability and have double vision. She is finished. The press tried to hide this but it is out now and she will not run. We WANT ALL YOUR MEDICAL RECORDS!! just like all other candidates have given, THEN YOU ARE FINISHED!!


20 posted on 05/19/2014 6:46:36 PM PDT by SADMILLIE
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To: ObamahatesPACoal
HILLary Clinton photo: Hillary Clinton Shirt desudesu.jpg
21 posted on 05/19/2014 6:47:15 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: all armed conservatives)
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To: SADMILLIE

Are you serious? She will have those records redone without anything negative.


22 posted on 05/19/2014 7:21:12 PM PDT by napscoordinator (Governor Scott Walker 2016 for the future of the country!)
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To: Hotlanta Mike
The Clintonites told us Saddam was building WMD all thru the 90's.

Tenet was in charge of the intel.

Then when Bush moves ahead based on Tenet's intel under Clinton the entire liberal establishment claims only Bush was lying.

Biggest deception in the century (apart from global warming that is).

23 posted on 05/19/2014 7:52:31 PM PDT by what's up (sun)
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