Thursday, June 28, 2007

Helen Thomas puts some heat on Hillary

Helen lays out the case as to why we're leery of Hillary:

In 2007, she voted in favor of a war-spending bill that required Bush to begin withdrawing troops from Iraq within a certain deadline; the president vetoed the measure. But Clinton then voted against a compromise war-spending bill that tied
funding to progress by Iraq in meeting certain benchmarks.

It doesn't take her long to switch her stance on the war - even in 24 hours. On Tuesday, June 19, Clinton told a union audience that she favored keeping some troops in Iraq "to protect our interests" there after a major pullout. But the following day, she told an activist anti-war gathering that she wants U.S. troops withdrawn from Iraq.

On that day, she dazzled the "Take Back America" conference by
declaring: "We're going to end the war in Iraq and finally bring our troops home."

A woman has a right to change her mind. But we're talking about war and peace. After dealing with the conflict, now in its fifth year, Clinton ought to know where she stands.