It Has Begun… Hillary Takes Credit For Surge She Opposed!!
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It has begun… Democrats are now taking credit for the surge… A surge they all opposed!
Hillary takes credit for the sucess in Iraq on Meet the Press.
Judith Apter Kliinghoffer at the History News Network posted this amazing attempt by Hillary Clinton on Meet the Press to take credit for the success in Iraq even though she opposed the Bush Surge that brought about this success:
MR. RUSSERT: If General Petraeus says, “Senator, in September you called the surge the suspension of belief. It has worked, and you know it’s worked”–let me finish–“you can see on the ground. I’m saying to you, Senator, or president-elect Clinton, don’t destroy Iraq. It’s working, the surge is working. Keep troops there just a few more months to get this reconciliation complete.”
SEN. CLINTON: …The point of the surge was to quickly move the Iraqi government and Iraqi people. That is only now beginning to happen, and I believe in large measure because the Iraqi government, they watch us, they listen to us. I know very well that they follow everything that I say. And my commitment to begin withdrawing our troops in January of 2009 is a big factor, as it is with Senator Obama, Senator Edwards, those of us on the Democratic side. It is a big factor in pushing the Iraqi government to finally do what they should have been doing all along.
STACLU has the video.
Allahpundit at HotAir also mentions that she even opposed a symbolic resolution defending Petraeus from the “Betray Us” smear.
She voted to surrender Iraq with the rest of the Democrats– a move that would have brought total destruction to the country.
Now, she wants to take credit for its success!
“So it is with conviction that I support this resolution as being in the best interest of our nation. A vote for it is not a vote to rush to war. It is a vote that puts awesome responsibility in the hands of our president.”
Hillary Clinton on February 7, 2007:
“Nearly four years ago our president rushed us into war in Iraq.”
Yet today, this troubled and dishonest politician is bashing antiwar Barak Obama for his stand against the war we are now winning.
Who wants change?
UPDATE: Once again, Obama shoots and scores: “What we saw this morning (Hillary on “Meet the Press”)was why the American people are tired of Washington politicians and the games they play.”
UPDATE 2: (Monday) Bill Kristol has more on Hillary’s Fairy Tale at The New York Times.