Hillary’s positions are getting harder to follow than a Desperate Housewives episode. In this installment we bring you: Troop Withdrawal.
Late September, the candidates were asked in the most recent Democratic Debate if we would have the troops out by 2013 (the end of the 1st term as President). Hillary, along with the other candidates, conceded that they couldn’t commit to having the troops out of Iraq by that time.
“It is very difficult to know what we’re going to be inheriting,” Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton – MSNBC
Then Yesterday at fundraiser luncheon sponsored by group called Eleanor Rooseveltâ€™s Legacy Committee. I was reported that she could commit to withdrawing the troops – immediately.
“I heard [Hillary] say that she would end the Iraq war immediately upon taking office.” – An luncheon attendee (firedoglake.com)
Then again today, she wrote in Foreign Affairs magazine that she would withdraw the troops within 60 days. Oh, except those “specialized units” that would stay to fight terrorists. So just the portion of our 160,000 troops that are, you know, trained and experienced with fighting the terrorists in Iraq. So, does that mean all of the troops are staying? Or is everyone coming home because there are only freedom fighters in a civil war in Iraq?
“it [is] unfair to ask our troops to stay in Iraq and â€œplay referee to an Iraqi civil war.â€” Sen Clinton – firedoglake.com