Hillary Clinton - The new boss really is the same as the old boss
by the mollusk, Mon Apr 21, 2008 at 08:27:46 PM EDT
Hillary Clinton, in an apparent nod to "The Who", confirmed one of the band's most memorable lines by reminding us that the "New boss" really is the same as the "Old boss". The clarification came in an interview with Keith Olbermann in which Clinton raised the specter of a nuclear showdown with the only functioning democracy in the Persian Gulf region.
In [an] interview Monday, Clinton affirmed that she would warn Iran's leaders that "their use of nuclear weapons against Israel would provoke a nuclear response from the United States."
If there are any true progressives out there still supporting Hillary Clinton, I'm wondering what you make of this statement. I really hate to "go there" by making statements like "Hillary Clinton is now using Republican campaign tactics against Democratic rivals" or "Since when did a nomination battle give one person the right to destroy an entire party". So I'll refrain from saying these things outright.
But, really, why bring up nuclear war with Iran? Aren't there more constructive things to talk about like flag lapel pins and Louis Farrakhan? Can't we be civil and just go back to calling each other elitist?
This kind of nonsensical saber-rattling is why we're currently bogged down in at least two wars. Never mind that this rings about as true as John Kerry's statement that he opposed the death penalty because it was "the easy way out" for convicted murderers.
Mrs. Clinton has made it abundantly clear that she'll yank every single service member out of Iraq as soon as she is elected no matter what anyone says. I guess we know why now. At least Cheney restrained himself to dropping the F-bomb. What bombs will Clinton drop? Personally, I hope it's not the A- or the H-.