1. On September 12, 2001, Senatrix Clinton spoke from the well of the Senate: "...We will also stand united behind our President as he and his advisors plan the necessary actions to demonstrate America's resolve and commitment. Not only to seek out an exact punishment on the perpetrators, but to make very clear that not only those who harbor terrorists, but those who in any way aid or comfort them whatsoever will now face the wrath of our country. And I hope that that message has gotten through to everywhere it needs to be heard. You are either with America in our time of need or you are not..."
2. On October 10, 2002, Clinton spoke to the Senate in favor of a use-of-force resolution authorizing the invasion of Iraq, saying: "The facts that have brought us to this fateful vote are not in doubt.
3. On December 15, 2003, when it was clear there were no large stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, Clintons support was unwavering. "I was one who supported giving President Bush the authority, if necessary, to use force, she told the Council on Foreign Relations. "We have no option but to stay involved and committed.
4. On April 20, 2004, Clinton told CNNs Larry King that she did not "regret giving the president the authority, noting that Saddam Hussein "had been a real problem for the international community for more than a decade.
5. In October 2005, amid growing anti-war sentiment, Clinton still told the Village Voice: "I dont believe its smart to set a date for withdrawal . . . I dont think its the right time to withdraw.
6. By November 2005, Hillary was softening her stance, saying in a letter to constituents: "If Congress had been asked [to authorize the war], based on what we know now, we never would have agreed.
7. On December 18, 2006, Clinton went even further, saying on the "Today show: "I certainly wouldnt have voted that way.
8. On January 13 of this year, Clinton spoke from Baghdad about President Bushs call for a troop surge: "I dont know that the American people or the Congress at this point believe this mission can work.
9. On January 17, Clinton called for a cap on the number of U.S. troops in Iraq, and suggested withholding funds for the Iraqi government.
10. Finally, on January 27, Clinton hit the campaign trail in Iowa and demanded that the president "extricate our country from this before he leaves office.
From the article:
"In the interview, the former first lady said the Bush administration forced an end to the final round of weapons inspections and invaded prematurely. The administration is responsible for the current status of the war, she said, and for being "grossly misinformed" or for having "twisted the intelligence to satisfy a preconceived version of the facts" before the invasion.
"Either interpretation casts grave doubt on their judgment," she said. "If they were so intent on pursuing military action, a pre-emptive action, which I said at the time I opposed, against Saddam Hussein, then why on earth were they not better prepared and more competent in its execution?"
Bush "grossly misinformed" Hillary so she should get a pass on supporting him with her vote, but in the same conversation, Hillary says grave doubts should be placed on Bush for being "grossly misinformed".
Double-speak or double-standards?
thanks for the list
That sequence will make a very effective campaign ad.