SOS Hillary Clinton’s Interview with Nightline
I haven’t watched this yet- it aired last night. It’s a joint interview with Secretary Clinton and Defense Secretary Gates.
Iraq and Afghanistan are kind of sore spots with me so I’m not super eager to see this. And after Secretary Gates’ remarks about DADT in Australia the other day I’m really annoyed with him, more so than usual. All of a sudden after two years of stalling and telling Congress not to rush things, he wants the Dems to hurry up and overturn it, you know, now that they no longer have control of the House and there’s not a snowball’s chance in hell of that happening.
Now apparently the WH is going to walk back it’s withdrawal date for Afghanistan. No surprise there. Apparently we also have no intention of leaving Iraq.
Given the above, I’m having a hard time seeing the truth in Senator Barack Obama’s claim during the 2008 primaries that he would have voted against the Iraq War had he actually had the opportunity to do so. Apparently he wants to draw down in Afghanistan but the military and the hawks don’t want that, so he’s caving. Same thing in Iraq.