After the Iowa Election in which the public voted overwhelmingly against the illegal Iraq War & Occupation, it was interesting to see Hillary Clinton flanked by the pro-War, Council-of-Foreign-Relations (CFR) member, Neocon-cheerleader, Madeleine Albright, standing right along side of her next to the podium, as she gave her concession speech.
But, if that weren't enough of an awkward irony all to itself, as the American public across the nation repudiates the War and calls for a fundamental change in foreign policy, it was recently reported that both Rudy Guiliani and Hillary Clinton have retreated back to the 'old 2004 Bush-Cheney modus operandi by using "9/11" scaremongering tactics to try and manipulate the voters.
Struggling candidates reach for '9/11 cards'
Published: Friday January 4, 2008
Well they're off - officially - in the race for the White House, and one-time frontrunners Rudy Giuliani and Hillary Clinton have stumbled out of the gates.
What's a struggling New York pol to do? Never Forget.
Clinton and Giuliani both broke out 9/11 references a day after the Iowa Caucuses upended their Democratic and Republican presidential campaigns.
"None of this worries me - Sept. 11, there were times I was worried," Giuliani told the New York Daily News, brushing off his sub-Ron Paul finish in a state he virtually ignored.
The former mayor, who left office three months after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, is an old hand at going to the 9/11 well when his political fortunes need a boost. He was joined Friday, though, by Hillary Clinton, New York's junior senator, elected just less than a year before the attacks.
"We have people who are plotting against us right now, getting ready to repeat the atrocity of Sept 11. We know it, I see the intelligence reports," Hillary Clinton told voters Friday morning in New Hampshire, which is being seen as a must-win state.