Thursday, March 15, 2007

Clinton Condones Genocide

The big "shock" news about Hillary Clinton seems to be her dodging the comments by Gneral Pace on the Bill Clinton "don't ask don't tell" policy (as many journalists seem to forget- this is not the Army's policy, it's one foisted upon them by Congress).

Sen. Hillary Clinton sidestepped a question about whether she thinks homosexuality is immoral Wednesday, less than two weeks after telling gay-rights activists she was "proud" to stand by their side.

Clinton was asked the question by ABC News, in the wake of Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Peter Pace's controversial comment that he believed homosexual acts were immoral.

"Well, I'm going to leave that to others to conclude," she said.

It's fair enough that there are questions raised about this- 'yes' or 'no' would seem to be the order of the day. It's an easy enough question. However, this is a storm in a teacup and overlooks a far more serious and far-reaching comment that she made- one that so far I've only seen Captain's Quarters raise.

In a half-hour interview on Tuesday in her Senate office, Mrs. Clinton said the scaled-down American military force that she would maintain in Iraq after taking office would stay off the streets in Baghdad and would no longer try to protect Iraqis from sectarian violence — even if it descended into ethnic cleansing.

In other words, she's prepared to stand by and do nothing as thousands of innocent people are butchered. That's her stated policy and all we're hearing from the MSM is whether or not she thinks homosexuality is immoral? I would have thought that a Democrat politician essentially saying that they don't care at all about genocide would have been front page news. Can you imagine the fuss if a Republican said that they would refuse to act while genocide took place where American troops were already in place? Whatever happened to "never again"?

And where the hell are all the Leftists/Liberals who are so outraged about the UN's inaction over the genocide in Darfur? Are George Clooney and his Hollywood buddies who have campaigned for something to be done about Darfur going to remain silent about Clinton's statement? Are they going to continue to raise funds for her, campaign for her?

I think this is one item of news which needs to be spread around the blogosphere- to right and left.

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