Pentagon Blasts Hillary Clinton For Aiding the Enemies in Iraq!
The truth hurts… This response to Hillary today stung.
Actually, Under Secretary Eric S. Edelman could have sent a mass email to democrats with the same response.
Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman blasted Hillary Clinton for aiding the enemies of America in Iraq in a response published today.
The AP reported:
A copy of Edelman’s response, dated July 16, was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
“Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia,” Edelman wrote.
He added that “such talk understandably unnerves the very same Iraqi allies we are asking to assume enormous personal risks.”
Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines called Edelman’s answer “at once outrageous and dangerous,” and said the senator would respond to his boss, Defense Secretary Robert Gates.
Clinton has privately and publicly pushed Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Peter Pace two months ago to begin drafting the plans for what she said will be a complicated withdrawal of troops, trucks and equipment.
“If we’re not planning for it, it will be difficult to execute it in a safe and efficacious way,” she said then.
The strong wording of the response is unusual, particularly for a missive to a member of the Senate committee with oversight of the Defense Department and its budget.
Of course… The same response could have been written to Bill Clinton today after his comments on Good Morning America.
More… It is not clear which democratic leaders chose to attend the meeting- but first reports suggest that many missed the briefing. About 200 lawmakers were invited to the Pentagon for a classified question-and-answer session on Thursday with Crocker and Gen. David Petraeus.
The US Ambassador to Iraq Ryan Crocker told the members that the Al Qaeda is the main disrupter in Iraq.