Hillary Speaks out of Both Sides of her Mouth on Iraq

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says that the new military tactics in Iraq are working. But strangely, she goes on to say that the the best way to honor the soldiers fighting in Iraq is "by beginning to bring them home."

Clinton said she wanted to restore America's image abroad. "People have to root for America," she said. "They have to want to be on our side."

In Iraq, she said, the government must take responsibility for itself and its people. "I do not think the Iraqis are ready to do what they have to do for themselves yet," she said. "I think it is unacceptable for our troops to be caught in the crossfire of a sectarian civil war while the Iraqi government is on vacation."

Clinton can't seem to make up her mind. The surge is working but let's cut and run now? It doesn't make any sense - unless you're a Democrat trying to have it both ways on Iraq.

Clinton's "triangulation" strategy where she tries to prevent anyone from outflanking her on the left while she moves toward the center by saying subtley different things to different audiences has given her a 20 point lead in the polls over her closest rival, Barack Obama so it isn't likely that she'll change her strategy anytime soon.

It does make one wonder, however, just what kind of Commander in Chief she would be.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton says that the new military tactics in Iraq are working. But strangely, she goes on to say that the the best way to honor the soldiers fighting in Iraq is "by beginning to bring them home."

Clinton said she wanted to restore America's image abroad. "People have to root for America," she said. "They have to want to be on our side."

In Iraq, she said, the government must take responsibility for itself and its people. "I do not think the Iraqis are ready to do what they have to do for themselves yet," she said. "I think it is unacceptable for our troops to be caught in the crossfire of a sectarian civil war while the Iraqi government is on vacation."

Clinton can't seem to make up her mind. The surge is working but let's cut and run now? It doesn't make any sense - unless you're a Democrat trying to have it both ways on Iraq.

Clinton's "triangulation" strategy where she tries to prevent anyone from outflanking her on the left while she moves toward the center by saying subtley different things to different audiences has given her a 20 point lead in the polls over her closest rival, Barack Obama so it isn't likely that she'll change her strategy anytime soon.

It does make one wonder, however, just what kind of Commander in Chief she would be.

Hat Tip: Ed Lasky