"How did it come to pass that an opposition's measure of a president's foreign policy was all or nothing, success or "failure"? The answer is that the political absolutism now normal in Washington arrived at the moment--Nov. 7, 2000--that our politics subordinated even a war against terror to seizing the office of the presidency." - Daniel Henninger - WSJ 11/18/05
"the slovenliness of our language makes it easier for us to have foolish thoughts." - George Orwell

Monday, February 05, 2007

Clinton Wouldn't have started war if President in October 02 - Not a Lie

"If I had been president in October 2002, I would not have started this war." - Hillary Clinton, Feb. 2, 2007, Iowa
The Conservative world was up in arms this past Friday due to Hillary Clinton stating the quote above. The mantra has been that she is lying, especially when previous statements are listened to. Unfortunately for those that oppose her, this is not a lie on her part.

To paraphrase: If she had been president at that time, she would not have started the war in October 2002.

Let's not forget that we are talking about a Clinton; if only a Clinton by law.


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