Hillary Clinton could never get our ahead of the Democratic electorate on the war. This is probably going to cost her a chance at being the first female president of the United States.
Why did she not take a position that would be more in step with the Democratic party, the nomination of which she was seeking?
Well, these statements to some of her big time donors may give us a clue.
Moveon.org endorsed [Sen. Barack Obama] -- which is like a gusher of money that never seems to slow down. We have been less successful in caucuses because it brings out the activist base of the Democratic Party. MoveOn didn't even want us to go into Afghanistan. I mean, that's what we're dealing with. And you know they turn out in great numbers. And they are very driven by their view of our positions, and it's primarily national security and foreign policy that drives them. I don't agree with them. They know I don't agree with them."
Seems like these donors are very interested in foreign policy, no?
Well, what is one of the things that Hilary does not agree with them on? Looks like she thinks we can stay in Iraq for 100 years.
"Senator McCain made the point earlier today, which I agree with, and that is, it's not so much a question of time when it comes to American military presence for the average American; I include myself in this. But it is a question of casualties," said Clinton. "We don't want to see our young men and women dying and suffering these grievous injuries that so many of them have. We've been in South Korea for 50-plus years. We've been in Europe for 50-plus. We're still in Okinawa with respect to protection there coming out of World War II."
Well, McCain = Hillary on foreign polcy? How would have thunk it?DailyKos