Embattled Hillary defends her vote on Iran
WASHINGTON - With the President and vice president ratcheting up the rhetoric against Iran, a defensive Sen. Hillary Clinton is trying to convince Iowa voters her recent vote on Iran doesn't mean she is backing the administration.
In a three-page letter mailed directly to Iowans, Clinton (D-N.Y.) insisted her vote last month to name Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group does not put her in league with the Bush administration.
Clinton wrote that she was about to vote "no" on the measure, but changed it to "yes" after Democrats removed language she thought President Bush "could use to justify military action."
"After the problematic language was removed, it was clearly a vote for stepped-up diplomacy, not military action," she said.
Her vote has come under fire from fellow Democrats.
Sen. Joseph Biden (D-Del.), one of her rivals, said Sunday on ABC's "This Week" that Bush would surely point to that resolution if he strikes Iran, either over its nuclear program or its support of Iraq insurgents.
"I think it's a gigantic mistake," Biden said, adding that Clinton would share responsibility for a U.S. attack on Iran.
"Absolutely, unequivocally, positively," he said.
Brings to mind the ultimate question....
"How does one defend the indefensible?"
Bush fooled her not once..... but twice
According to Hillary Clinton, her vote to give Bush authority to invade Iraq was not a mistake. What she said was that it was Bush who made the mistake, but she didn't fess up to her mistake, which is what enabled Bush to invade.
If Bush uses this vote to invade Iran, I suggest that Hillary and her peers that voted for the authority have ultimate responsibility. Bush has already proven himself to be incompetent. She's merely another tool of AIPAC.