OH DEAR, DID THE WHITE HOUSE CLEAR THIS? - AT 7:53 A.M. ET: We said at The Angel's Corner earlier in the week that Hillary Clinton always positions herself slightly to the right of the White House. And, as Mr. Reagan liked to say, there she goes again. From Fox News:
BAGHDAD — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton arrived here Saturday morning for a one-day visit, delivering an American show of support for Iraq as it battles a sudden eruption of violence, in the wake of suicide bombings that killed at least 140 people and wounded several hundred more on Thursday and Friday.
But she played down suggestions that the attacks augured a return to the relentless sectarian violence that convulsed Iraq in 2006...
...“In Iraq, there will always be political conflicts,” Mrs. Clinton said to reporters before setting off on the unannounced visit Friday evening. “But I really believe that Iraq, as a whole, is on the right track.”
MoveOn and the House Progressive Caucus just put her on their target list. What kind of heresy is this?
She characterized the latest bout of violence as the last gasp of “rejectionists” who fear that the government will succeed in creating a united and peaceful Iraq.
Wait a minute, wait a minute. Didn't Rumsfeld say something like that, something about "dead enders"? Remember the Dem response? They went crazy.
“Are there going to be bad days? Yes, there are,” Mrs. Clinton said. But she added, “If you look at the evidence, overwhelmingly the progress that’s been made has been positive.”
What? Who does she think she is, Joan of Arc? Didn't she get the memo? The surge has no chance of working. Pass it on.
At least Hillary sounds like she's representing the United States of America. her boss had some problems with that concept during recent travels.
April 25, 2009