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Monday, May 24, 2004

Hillary is Selling Us Out--Again

WASHINGTON (CNN) -- An unlikely pair of Senate allies called for a larger military Sunday and pledged a thorough investigation of abuse against Iraqi prisoners in Baghdad.

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-New York, and Lindsey Graham, R-South Carolina, are both members of the Senate's Armed Services Committee.

"A number of us have been sounding this alarm. We have to face the fact we need a larger active-duty military," Clinton told the television show "Fox News Sunday."

"We cannot continue to stretch our troops, both active-duty, Guard and Reserve, to the breaking point, which is what we're doing now."

Graham said the United States is "putting too much pressure on the men and women in uniform."

"We need more of them, sooner rather than later," he said.
No matter how much they abuse her, using her as a "lightning rod of hate" (phrase stolen from "Who's Line Is It Anyway?"), Hillary continues to provide cover for the right-wing idiotlogues. She voted for the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, and for the Patriot Act. And if you withdraw them from all illegal and/or unnecessary wars that they're currently involved in, our military forces are plenty large enough. But calling for more troops gives Bush an out, just like Lieberman did with "Homeland Security" two years ago. Soon, maybe even tonight, Bush will make the call himself for expanding the military. And his supporters will deflect all criticism by saying "See? Even the arch-liberal Hillary supports this."

More troops will not resolve the situation in Iraq, only postpone the inevitable withdrawal after substantially more casualties. Bush will be counting on the enlargement buying him more time--that is until after the election. I don't know who Hillary is working for or why, but I know it isn't the good of the country or the world. She has taken her completely-undeserved label as a liberal champion and used it to help a disastrous man continue a disastrous war.