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Hillary Clinton Embraces Her Inner War-mongering Self

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In the first reports of the Hillary Clinton Road Show and Circus's first visit to Iowa, the headlines read "Clinton concedes role in authorizing war". How special, she's decided not to recant her mistaken vote for Bush's war of aggression, like most every other Democrat with Presidential aspirations has done... ..."I take responsibility for having voted to give him that authority," she said. "My focus is on what we do now. That is the proper debate."... I can't figure the calculus behind this stubbornness, and obviously the MSM isn't going to press her on the issue. Rather by Sunday morn her press flacks had managed to have the headlines changed to "Clinton: Iraq War Bush's Responsibility" and other puff fluff and hyped Bush-bashing during her storming of Iowa.
Clinton concedes role in authorizing war DES MOINES, Iowa - New York Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton blamed President Bush on Saturday for misusing authority given him by Congress to act in Iraq, but conceded "I take responsibility" for her role in allowing that to happen. In an interview with The Associated Press, Clinton also said she would not cede black votes to Barack Obama and that she had proven as a U.S. senator that gender is irrelevant. Of her husband, the former president, she said he would have a role in the campaign but "I'm the one running for president." Clinton was making her first campaign swing through this early nominating state, which twice voted for Bill Clinton for president. She met with key activists and held a raucous town hall meeting with 1,500 cheering backers and hundreds of journalists. "I have said clearly and consistently for quite some time that I regret the way the president misused the authority," said Clinton. "He misled Congress and the country on what he was seeking and what he intended to do." The responsibility Clinton said she accepts was helping clear the way for Bush's path in Iraq. "I take responsibility for having voted to give him that authority," she said. "My focus is on what we do now. That is the proper debate."...(full report w/ bullet points of AP's interview...)
So we're left with Hillary embracing her inner war-mongering self, no apologies, no, she can't show any sign of weakness. Does that remind you of anyone else we ALL know? As if admitting one's past mistakes is not a sign of strength, a sign of moral fiber. A quality to display for all to see. An indication of humility and intelligence. I'm not one to make public prognostication, but I can't help feel this refusal to concede her mistaken vote for Bush's illegal war won't be haunting her every step of the way on her march to the Presidency. CP ;>)
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