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RUSH: Let's go to the audiotape. Mrs. Clinton. This is last Saturday at Des Moines' East High School. She said this about her position on the war in Iraq.
HILLARY: I said that we should not go to war unless we have allies. So he took the authority that I and others gave him and he misused it, and I regret that deeply. And if we had known then what we know now, there never would have been a vote and I never would have voted to give this president that authority.
RUSH: Yay! This is an outright lie. This is a total mischaracterization. We all know why. It is designed to get her over the hump, so to speak, of this problem that she has, that she voted for the war. So essentially, she was tricked. She never voted for going to war. She voted for the opportunity to go to war, but only if we had allies and only if we had exhausted negotiations, but she was not authorizing going to war. The next bite she says that Bush should finish Iraq before he leaves.
HILLARY: I think it's the height of irresponsibility, and I really resent it. This was his decision to go to war. He went with an ill-conceived plan and an incompetently executed strategy, and we should expect him to extricate our country from this before he leaves office.
RUSH: All applause. You know what this is about. Bush has said that the war on terror will go on and on and on beyond his administration, and any expert in this realizes that that's the case. Mrs. Clinton here is saying (summarized), "Oh, no, no, no! You get all this stuff off the table before I take office in 2009." That's why she wants the troops out in 2009 because that's what she's going to be inaugurated, so she wants all of this off the table. She doesn't want to inherit what she thinks is somebody else's mess.
Now isn’t that rich. From an administration that left the Bush administration with so many messes: the state of the military, the lack of any action on terrorism, on and on. The Clinton administration didn't tackle anything big after they tried health care and it bombed out, because the preservation of that approval number at 65% was everything. But she didn't want any tough challenges. It's his responsibility, “He started it. He should finish it before I take office. Just get out of there, Bush.”
Again, it's about her. It's not about the events in which the country is involved that define themselves and take their own course. It's about clearing the decks for Mrs. Clinton so she can start fresh without having to get her feet wet or her hands dirty on any of this hard stuff.
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I took one of his pieces off, as he got a little blabbery; his brother's article is up front.