Monday, February 19, 2007

Sacrificing America

First Murtha and now Hillary Clinton- as she tries desperately to gain support for her presidential election campaign, and screw the people of Iraq, the US military and American- and world- security in the process.

U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the early front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination, has called for a 90-day deadline to start pulling American troops from Iraq.

Clinton, the wife of former President Bill Clinton, has been criticized by some Democrats for supporting authorization of the war in 2002 and for not renouncing her vote as she seeks the U.S. presidency in next year's election.

"Now it's time to say the redeployment should start in 90 days or the Congress will revoke authorization for this war," the New York senator said in a video on her campaign Web site, repeating a point included in a bill she introduced on Friday.

"If George Bush doesn't end the war before he leaves office, when I'm president, I will," Clinton said in the video.

Never mind that she voted to authorise the war in the first place- she now senses that the political winds have to blow her in another direction and like the power-hungry, amoral opportunist that she is, she's abandoning America's allies around the world, the people and politicians of Iraq who have laid their lives on the line for their freedom, the US troops currently serving there- and who will eventually have to clean up this mess when the jihadists make Iraq a safe haven for striking out at the non-Muslim world- and the people of America. She'd rather have some short term gains in winning a few more votes, than worry about guaranteeing the safety of the American people from terrorist attack. If she gets her way, the jihadists will be free to stop fighting American troops in Iraq and to turn their attention to attacking Americans- and the British and other allies- elsewhere. In other words, on their home soil.

I've frequently mourned the decline of Britain- it seems now that America is hastening its fall too. I've often wondered how an advanced civilisation self-destructs- well, here it is in real-time: power hungry politicians sacrificing their nation's safety for short-term personal gain.

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