Where's Hillary on Iraq?
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|Published on Wednesday, November 30, 2005 by the Long Island, NY Newsday
Where's Hillary on Iraq?
by Jimmy Breslin
Beautiful. I am in receipt today of a mailing from the Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign. This is different from the letter she sent out by e-mail in a rush. I don't know who got the e-mail. She announces it is 1,600 words long. That much of her sentences could end reading. The letter I got is more than a dead dry political mailing. I found it such compelling reading that I drop everything and share with you promptly and thus prominently.
It is a four-page questionnaire with the headline, "2005 Critical National Issues Survey." I thought that this was about the more than 2,000 dead in Iraq. Not even close. I read on, thinking that the pamphlet might tell me what Hillary stands for, as she is pretty much a blank thus far.
The questionnaire begins with a statement that we can't let Republican political attacks distract Hillary from her efforts in the Senate to address the critical issues our nation needs to address. Then there is the normal space for contributions by check or credit card. The amounts are from $25 to $100 and "other." Fine so far.
Here are the critical issues:
"Economy/jobs. Environment. Social Security/Medicare. Education. Homeland Security. Health Care. Tax Cuts. Reproductive Rights. Separation of Church and State."
Absolutely marvelous. Nothing about Iraq. Or the life and death of young Americans in Iraq. Or troop withdrawals from Iraq.
I go through the rest of the pamphlet.
"How concerned are you that President Bush is not doing enough to get Americans back to work, create more jobs and get the economy moving again?
"How concerned are you that the massive budget deficits caused by Republican economic and tax policies will inevitably result in drastic cuts in Social Security, Medicare, education and social services?"
There are, as stated earlier, now more than 2,000 young Americans who have died in Iraq. She wants to be a candidate for president and she doesn't even mention our dead, or our next dead.
Wait. Here is question 9:
"How concerned are you that the administration's unilateral policies have reduced our number of allies and endangered our national security?"
How absolutely marvelous!
"It depends on what your definition of 'is' is," her husband said when he was questioned about rolling around on the
office carpet with a young office worker.
And she not only copies, but clearly surpasses. She deals with something important.
Hillary Clinton today holds the new North American record for fakery.
She copies. She sneaks and slithers past you with her opinion on a war that kills every day.
Hillary Clinton is in favor of the war and of executions. Sensational!
The other day, when Rep. John Murtha of Johnstown, Pa., called for a withdrawal from Iraq, and obviously did so with half the Pentagon behind him, Hillary said, no, we shouldn't pull out at this time. Oh, it would cause so much violence.
We must stay. It takes a national Alzheimer's for her to be able to try to get away with things like this.
If Hillary Clinton wants this war to go on, then she should send her daughter to fight in Iraq.
We have had in New York as United States senators, Robert F. Kennedy, Jacob Javits and Daniel Moynihan.
We now have Hillary Clinton blowing on her fingers as she goes about cracking the combination to another safe. If the one hand glistens, it is from the wedding ring that she has used to hypnotize the public so far. Beautiful.
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