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How easy we forget...Febuary 20,2005 on national TV...CBS's Face the Nation. Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Lindsey Graham were interviewed by Bob Schieffer.

I found this interview....well I almost fell off the chair. Given the recent DNC ad about John McCain's 100 year in Iraq statement and the GOP threat to bring suit to remove it. W'ell it's a hot topic and a big anti McCain issue....but Hillary has said the same thing..and never a peep about it.

I am for Barack Obama and have never considered supporting Hillary...This just sealed the deal for me in spades. Hillary...You agree with John McCain....Is 50 years in Iraq, just like Korea and Okinawa your position?......Sounds like a Republican talking point.

Update

Some have expressed that this interview and Senator Clintons views is not well known. I agree. I beleive Hillary should be held accountable by Democrats. I have never seen a video of this important discussion and I will email this PDF document to Keith Olbermann and see if we can get a straight answer.....but I think her reply will be to laugh it off.

Link

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SCHIEFFER: Well, what do you mean `long time'? Do you mean years?

Sen. GRAHAM: Well, just think about it, Bob. It's not the number of people that carry guns
and wear an Iraqi uniform that's exclusively important. You've got to leave a court system
behind. You've got to leave the capacity to maintain freedom and to have a market economy.
These people lived under a brutal dictator. There is no legal system in place. There is no
market economy. I don't want the elections to mask the long road ahead. It's important we
win. Our security is tied to how well things turn out in Iraq, but it's time for American
politicians and I think the world to understand that this is a long, hard road that lies ahead to
give these people capacity to maintain their freedom.

Sen. CLINTON: If I could just add to what Senator Graham said, because I think it's really
important we underscore this.

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.
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.
You know, we have been in places for very long periods of time.

And in recent history, we've
made a commitment to Bosnia and Kosovo, and I think what is different is the feeling that
we're on a track that is getting better and that we can see how the Iraqi government will begin
to assume greater and greater responsibility. The elections were key to that. The training,
equipment, equipping and motivating of the Iraqi security forces is key to that.

But so is our
understanding that if we were to artificially set a deadline of some sort, that would be like a
green light to the terrorists, and we can't afford to do that.

And the second point that I would make is that, you know, this is not only just about Iraq.
This is about a breeding ground for terrorism. No matter what anyone's opinion is about how
we got here, whether we should get here, we can have that debate back at home, but when you
meet, as we have today, with Iraqi officials, and I just came from a brief meeting with a lot of the
Iraqi women leaders, they thanked me and they asked me to thank our government and
particularly to thank the American people. And they know that they have a lot riding on this,
and I think we do, too.

____________________________

I have some serious questions Hillary....Do you still agree with John McCain?

Originally posted to Parisgnome on Sat May 03, 2008 at 09:22 AM PDT.

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