Pentagon Slaps Down Hillary

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    It is about time the Pentagon stands up to the Defeatocrats and the RINO's


    Pentagon to Sen. Hillary Clinton: You're Aiding the Enemy With Iraq Withdrawal Questions
    Thursday, July 19, 2007


    WASHINGTON — The Pentagon told Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton that her questions about how the U.S. plans to eventually withdraw from Iraq boosts enemy propaganda.

    In a stinging rebuke to a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman responded to questions Clinton raised in May in which she urged the Pentagon to start planning now for the withdrawal of American forces.

    A copy of Edelman's response, dated July 16, was obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.

    "Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia," Edelman wrote.

    He added that "such talk understandably unnerves the very same Iraqi allies we are asking to assume enormous personal risks."

    Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines called Edelman's answer "at once outrageous and dangerous," and said the senator would respond to his boss, Defense Secretary Robert Gates.

    Clinton has privately and publicly pushed Gates and Joint Chiefs Chairman Peter Pace two months ago to begin drafting the plans for what she said will be a complicated withdrawal of troops, trucks and equipment.

    "If we're not planning for it, it will be difficult to execute it in a safe and efficacious way," she said then.

    The strong wording of the response is unusual, particularly for a missive to a member of the Senate committee with oversight of the Defense Department and its budget.

    Clinton aides said the letter ignored important military matters and focuses instead on political payback.

    "Redeploying out of Iraq with the same combination of arrogance and incompetence with which the Bush administration deployed our young men and women into Iraq is completely unacceptable, and our troops deserve far better," said Reines, who said military leaders should offer a withdrawal plan rather than "a political plan to attack those who question them."

    As she runs for president, the New York senator has ratcheted up her criticism of the Bush administration's war effort, answering critics of her 2002 vote to authorize the Iraq invasion by saying she would end the war if elected president.

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,290064,00.html
     
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    I totally disagree with this NEOCON'S comments to Hillary, he had NO PLACE to do such, especially since he is nothing but a political hack, that got SLIPPED IN TO HIS POSITION, by Bush as a recessed appointment, without even getting the Senate's Advice and CONSENT.

    And because Clinton is right on this issue, we need to have a plan for withdrawl, we don't need another unplanned, military move like what Bush did when sending us in to this hornet's nest in Iraq with no strategy on how to win.

    The redeployment out of Iraq is going to be very dangerous and very complicated, we need a SOLID thought out plan, for this move.
     
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    It is not a redeployment Care - it is surrender

    The terrorists are watching as the Dems push for surrender and appeasement - they are hoping they succeed

    Since they can't defeat the US military - they see Dems handing them a victory on a silver platter

    He is correct to tell Hillary what she is doing

    Good morning
     
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    Gee, some random Bush political appointee at the pentagon slamming hillary clinton. What a suprise. YAWN...............
     
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    Gee, a presidential candidate trying to make political hay out of the situation in Iraq. what a surprise. YAWN.....
     
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    Touche to you both.
     
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    The terrorists love it when libs bellow about surrender and wanting to run away from the fight

    I bet the troops who are fighting the terrorists love to hear her snear how she will end the war (via surrender) when she is President

    She, and the left, are undermining the war, the troops, and the President
     
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    No surprise the Pentagon tells Hillary the truth about her actions
     

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