On Saturday, Clinton was asked by a University of New Hampshire professor why she refused to apologize for voting to give Bush the authority for the March 2003 invasion.
"I take responsibility for my vote. It was a sincere vote based on the facts and assurances we had at the time. Obviously I would not vote that way again if we knew then what we know now," she said, her oft-repeated explanation.
She then added in a clear reference to her rivals: "I have to say, if the most important thing to any of you is choosing someone who did not cast that vote or said his vote was a mistake, then there are others to choose from. But for me, the most important thing now is trying to end this war."
Click here to read "Clinton dodges arrows on '02 Iraq vote" by AP's Holly Ramer
How revealing a choice of words... "trying to END this war." I see that WINNING this war plays not into her plans.
In the meantime, let's indulge in a flash from the past... 2004, specifically. A moment where Hillary obviously spoke with forked tongue (considering her recent rhetoric), and expressed confidence our military could indeed win, and that Iraqis were worthy recipients of freedom and liberty.
From a 2004 Todd Pitman, AP, article:
Both Clinton and McCain have been strident critics of the Pentagon's planning and management of the war in Iraq. But Clinton said Saturday that Sunni Muslim insurgents were failing in their efforts to destabilize Iraq through sectarian violence.
Clinton said insurgents had also failed to disrupt Iraq's landmark Jan. 30 elections, won by the Shiite clergy-backed ticket. The United Iraqi Alliance won 140 seats in the 275-seat National Assembly.
``Not one polling place was shut down or overrun and the fact that you have these suicide bombers now, wreaking such hatred and violence while people pray, is to me, an indication of their failure,'' she said.
``The results of the election are a strong rebuke to those who did not believe that the Iraqi people would take this opportunity to demonstrate their own commitment to their own future.''
A "failed policy" indeed. I can only assume she wishes to ignore her own past comments on the successes for a liberated Iraq. However she, like our cowardly Congress and pacifist media, have no patience for inevitable set backs, and prefer to cater to polls and her own political gain.