Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Editorial: It should be a big deal

This is a repost of the editorial we did at Third last night:

Editorial: It should be a big deal

Cranky Clinton is still surprised that her 2002 vote to authorize a war on Iraq is an issue.

Jamie Novogrod (MSNBC) reports:

Appearing Sunday morning on NBC’s “Meet the Press”, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton dealt gingerly with her Iraq War vote as she responded to a question about whether the American invasion thirteen years ago set the stage for the rise of ISIS.
“Well, I think that’s a hard conclusion to draw, because remember we had al Qaeda before we had ISIS,” Clinton said. Clinton added that al Qaeda had, by the start of the Iraq War in 2003, already launched 9/11 and before that had attacked U.S. embassies in Africa.
Pressed on whether the violence that followed the American removal of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein could be tied to the conditions that gave rise to ISIS, Clinton held firm.
“I think that’s a lot of jumps in logic that to me doesn’t really add up,” Clinton said. “The Iraq War, there’s no doubt, contributed to instability. I’m not going to in any way deny that. But you cannot draw a direct line.”

The remarks underscore trouble that Clinton continues to have addressing her 2002 vote as the U.S. senator from New York authorizing the Iraq War.

Last week, Hillary trotted out a new spin: Senator Bernie Sanders' 2002 vote against war on Iraq was not a plan to deal with the Islamic State.

The Islamic State did not exist in 2002.

And Bernie's never claimed that his vote was a way to deal with ISIS.

But it was the kind of lies and distraction we've come to expect from Hillary Clinton.

Some idiots fell for it.

C.I. takes down the idiotic VOX in "Cranky Clinton and other war addicts."

But most people saw it for what it was, a desperate measure by Hillary -- another desperate measure.

Other desperate measures quickly followed.

War Criminal Mad Maddie Albright used the weekend to declare that there was a special place in hell for women who don't support other women.

To which, the only logical response would be, "Is this special place in hell for women who don't support other women near or adjacent to the place in hell for women (and men) who are responsible for the deaths of over a million Iraqis?"

And then there was Gloria Steinem's desperate measures (which Ava and C.I. tackle here) as she deployed homophobia, transphobia, sexism and a general hatred for the young to insist that the young women supporting Bernie (and not Hillary) were only doing so to 'meet' boys.

When her supporters are this desperate it's worth noting what Carl Bernstein declared Monday on CNN, that his White House sources are saying everyone (at the White House) is in a panic over what a lousy campaign Hillary's running and what a lousy campaigner she's become.

Hillary just doesn't get that the Iraq War matters.

That her vote matters.

That the dead Iraqis matter.

That the dead troops sent into Iraq from the US, England and elsewhere matter.

As do the wounded -- Iraqi and foreigners.

That the huge increase in birth defects matter.

Someone needs to enlighten elderly fool Gloria Steinem: Birth defects are  a feminist issue.

"Findings suggest the enriched Uranium exposure is either a primary cause or related to the cause of the congenital anomaly and cancer increases," says a recent scientific report on the incidence of birth defects in Fallujah [Dr Samira Alani]

 That's from Al Jazeera.

 This is from Justice for the Babies of Fallujah:

Another male born in FGH 2 days ago with multiple gross congenital anomalies in addition to CHD , he is the 1st baby to 2 young healthy couples with no previous history of any anomaly

Gloria's tired and sick fantasies appear to overlook reality.

Here's some reality:  Hillary's responsible for the above.

And, yes, it does matter.

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