Hillary the Hawk
Justin Raimondo writes in The American Conservative, quoting from her recent speeches and the speech she gave when she voted for the Iraq war, a vote she still defends. And there's this:
Hillary's newfound centrism isnít completely insincere. Her bellicose interventionism has a history: it was Hillary, youíll recall, who berated her husband for not bombing Belgrade soon enough and hard enough. As Gail Sheehy relates in Hillary's Choice:Hillary and her $21 million are currently the biggest obstacle to any chance the Dems have of nominating a good anti-war candidate in 2008. We need to make it clear to her and her fellow Dumbos that she is NOT an acceptable candidate. She probably couldn't win the election, and wouldn't be much of an improvement if she did.Hillary expressed her views by phone to the President: "I urged him to bomb." The Clintons argued the issue over the next few days. [The president expressed] what-ifs: What if bombing promoted more executions? What if it took apart the NATO alliance? Hillary responded, "You cannot let this go on at the end of a century that has seen the major holocaust of our time. What do we have NATO for if not to defend our way of life?" The next day the President declared that force was necessary.