Friday, May 4, 2007

Hillary Wants To Repeal The War Authorization

Hillary Clinton rightfully gets a lot of criticism, but praise where praise is due.

New York Times:
Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton proposed Thursday that Congress repeal the authority it gave President Bush in 2002 to invade Iraq, injecting presidential politics into the Congressional debate over financing the war.

Mrs. Clinton’s proposal brings her full circle on Iraq — she supported the war measure five years ago — and it sharpens her own political positioning at a time when Democrats are vying to confront the White House.

“It is time to reverse the failed policies of President Bush and to end this war as soon as possible,” Mrs. Clinton said as she joined Senator Robert C. Byrd, Democrat of West Virginia, in calling for a vote to end the authority as of Oct. 11, the fifth anniversary of the original vote.

Her stance emerged just as Congressional leaders and the White House opened delicate negotiations over a new war-financing measure to replace the one that Mr. Bush vetoed Tuesday.
This will never pass, but it will create a buzz, put more pressure on Bush and his party, further promote the meme that this is wholly a Republican war, otherwise help widen the Overton Window, and bring an actual end date one step closer.

Kudos also to Senator Byrd!

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