Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Hillary Clinton: "You Can't Lump All Terrorists Together"

Hillary Clinton lays out her first term strategy in an interview at the Guardian. Read the whole thing. Nothing follows.


Blogger Kinuachdrach said...

Mostly -- you know, blah, blah, you know. The lady is not Churchill.

Mrs. Rodham-Clinton is a poor knock off of her occasional room-mate. Bill could get away with saying one thing to the Europeans and something different to US voters, but R-C just can't pull it off. Wonder how many US voters know that Mrs R-C has been so extreme on cutting off funding for US troops in combat?

Only firm commitment is to launch immediately into health insurance (or maybe health care) reform. That certainly worked so well for her the last time.

10/23/2007 05:13:00 PM  
Blogger Peter Grynch said...

Not a Hillary fan. She carefully hides her true core beliefs and says what will get her the most votes. There is no "there" there. The only "core belief" I was ever able to detect in either of the Clintons was an overriding need for power and a belief that the end justifies the means.

BTW: Now that he's no longer needed, Socks the Cat became disposable. She gave the cat to former Whitehouse secretary Betty Curry. Perhaps this gives a view into her soul.

World War II was NOT caused by Winston Churchill, it was caused by the politicians who tried to appease Hitler.


That being said, she is the least objectionable of any of the Democrat presidential candidates. Obama plans a return to Jimmy Carter's foreign policy.

10/23/2007 06:14:00 PM  
Blogger Whiskey said...

Reading between the lines, Hillary hopes to offer a "peace treaty" to Osama and AQ. Basically a US surrender.

Not a winner when you have Osama a few steps away from nuking US cities.

Hillary's hard-left Feminism is not a winner domestically either. Making her allies powerful means taking things away from everyone else.

10/23/2007 06:36:00 PM  
Blogger Valentine Smith said...

My feeling is that Big Bill will never let it happen. Consciously or unconsciously, he'll create a bimbo eruption or some other scandal to undermine her candidacy. Mark my words.

10/23/2007 07:07:00 PM  
Blogger Robert Mayer said...

Not a big Hillary fan, but her comment about all terrorists not being the same is absolutely correct. They teach you in "Terrorism 101" that there are three main types of terrorist group: ideological, religious, and ethno-nationalist. I would like to throw in a fourth group, the ones that started as one of the three and morphed into a pragmatic, non-ideological leadership that was "corrupted" by the money in the arms/drug trade.

As she says, "terrorism" like guerrilla warfare is a tactic used to achieve a goal. Some terrorist groups really are born out of mass popular grievances, such as state repression. Remember the Aceh rebels, an ethno-nationalist group in Indonesia? Following the tsunami in 2004 they did what was best for their province and made a deal with the government. Sometimes it's not always that good, and sometimes it's not always as bad as AQ.

10/23/2007 07:38:00 PM  
Blogger eggplant said...

deepinjuncountry said...

"My feeling is that Big Bill will never let it happen. Consciously or unconsciously, he'll create a bimbo eruption or some other scandal to undermine her candidacy."

Hillary's closet is full of skeletons that include her husband (interesting that she didn't divorce him).

Here are my predictions:

1) Hillary wins the Democratic nomination and Giuliani wins the Republican nomination.
2) Iraq goes away as the main issue to be replaced by the economy which becomes a much bigger issue.
3) When Giuliani sees he's losing because the economy has tanked (almost certain), his operatives trot out Hillary's skeletons as an "October surprise". Hillary attacks Giuliani's personal life but no one cares because everyone already knows Giuliani's personal life stinks.
4) Iran is the "wild card" and makes all meaningful predictions impossible.

10/23/2007 09:28:00 PM  
Blogger TmjUtah said...

I don't see Hillary making the primary cut.

She's a shrew. She has zero executive experience. She is also a campus communist who grew up but didn't get over Che.

She's married to the most accomplished liar in U.S. political history and is connected to several millions of ready money. THAT fact keeps her well connected to political pollsters, strategerists, PR flacks, and people needing to sell lots of print, transport, and legal services.

She's this election's Dean, just with more of a track record.

Media loves her because they HatE Teh BuSHITler...

But they also recognise an easy story; the narrative is set in stone. They just have to mouth their lines when called on stage.

The real world peaks out in New Hampshire and Iowa in January. Hell, maybe Florida, California, and the Grand Duchy of Lichtenstein in November, THIS year... but real people (plus the Dem dead legion voters)will put down their vote and results will count.

Hillary thinks she can control scandal. Bill NEVER thought that; he accepted that his peccadilloes (some criminal - letting the PRC in was too risky, even for the money) were politically survivable for HIM...and just waited for the Nobel folks to call.

She's not a politician. She's an apartchik who's been promoted out of grade and way way past her skill set.

The Clinton show horrified me right up to when they lacked the guts to look Billy Dale's people in the eye and say "pack your trash. We have friends coming in to do this work" and instead tried to get them convicted as embezzlers by the FBI.

Go to bed a travel agent of fifteen years' happy duty, wake up with Doj and FBI ready to end your professional life.

That was classless. I guess when you get right down to it, it's about a vacuum where any class might have once existed.

She's gets press becuase she's HILLARY. She'll not get the votes to survive New Hampshire, and for exactly the same reason.

I kinda hoped for her to make the first two or three cuts; watching her divorce Bill would have been worth it.

Him laughing his ass off the stage, I mean.

10/23/2007 09:39:00 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

Interesting, two out of 6 commentators had to begin their posts with "I'm not a Hillary fan..." She sure brings out that reaction in people doesn't she?
She at least has fleshed out her comment that "You can't lump all terrorists together" Some terrorists are Islamo- fascists to be ignored when there are interns to be chased by Bill while others are Puerto Rican nationalists who need to be pardoned so she can get the vote in the South Bronx.
Speaking of national health care, I went to my assigned clinic at the VA hospital yesterday after they twice cancelled my appointment.
When I finally got in I was told that there wasn't any doctor to see as the last one at that particular clinic had quit and no effort had been made to hire any new ones. Fortunately it was a routine visit.

10/23/2007 09:51:00 PM  
Blogger Sparks fly said...

Thompson, dare I say it?

Our form of government was constructed for citizen management not professional politician management. Thompson is just perfect. Is he Jesus Christ? No, of course not. But he's a real person and not the product of some focus group. His wife is beautiful. Is that allowed? I hope so.

So many on both the left and right and in all the different types of media loathe Mr. Thompson. That's a sure sign he's genuine. I'm drawn to him for that reason alone. If they are unanimous against him then I want to look closer. I want to look a lot closer. Just because we got a winner in Ronaldus Magnus doesn't mean we can't have another or perhaps even better in Mr. Thompson. It could happen. We need someone right now watching exactly what's going on. Party hacks are out. People know this.

The Hillamonster is pathetic. It would be just another four or eight years of Slick. As the poster above says, it doesn't look like she can make it through the primaries. Would you vote for her if you wern't a part of her payout crowd? I don't think so.

10/23/2007 10:58:00 PM  
Blogger Tarnsman said...

Folks, folks. Seriously. Hillary will win the nomination. She's the best the Democrats can offer up. Osama, I mean, Obama is as an empty suit as they come. Which has become more apparent as the campaign has progressed. Richardson and the rest are second tier at best. Hillary is the Dems best shot. I think many folks will vote for her in the belief that their vote is for a third term for Bill. She will be the nominee.

10/23/2007 11:17:00 PM  
Blogger ledger said...

Sweet Hillary knows how to make a distinction without a difference.

How about 72 Hillary Clintons for your heavenly pleasure. Genital mutilation discretionary.

Feast your jihad eyes on Hillary and strap on a belt

10/24/2007 01:45:00 AM  
Blogger Doug said...

TmjUtah said...
"I don't see Hillary making the primary cut."
There is no primary cut to make, she has been annointed by the dominant MSM for quite some time, and some guy who can't remember to salute in public is certainly not going to...
Oh, wait, it's the PRIMARY.

...Modern Democrats could give a f... about saluting the flag, so scratch that one...

10/24/2007 02:51:00 AM  
Blogger Peter Grynch said...

I say Hillary's nomination is "inevitable" because of the field of candidates she's running against.

Democratic presidential candidate Dennis Kucinich has seen a UFO, writes Shirley MacLaine in her new book, "Sage-Ing While Age-Ing."

Kucinich, she writes on page143-144 of the book, "had a close sighting over my home in Graham, Washington, when I lived there. Dennis found his encounter extremely moving. The smell of roses drew him out to my balcony where, when he looked up, he saw a gigantic triangular craft, silent, and observing him. It hovered, soundless, for ten minutes or so, and sped away with a speed he couldn't comprehend. He said he felt a connection in his heart and heard directions in his mind."

Representatives of Kucinich's presidential campaign and congressional office have not responded to calls and e-mail asking whether the Cleveland Democratic congressman in fact saw a UFO or if there is another explanation for MacLaine's recollection.

MacLaine is a well-known believer of UFOs and reincarnation. And she's been close to Kucinich for decades.

10/24/2007 03:28:00 AM  

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