April 27, 2007


Clinton Seen as the Hawk of Democrats: Debate May Reshape the Race Ahead (RUSSELL BERMAN, April 27, 2007, NY Sun)

The Democratic presidential debate in South Carolina may reshape the party's primary when it comes to national security, casting Senator Clinton and Governor Richardson as the hawks in the race, positioning Senator Obama and John Edwards in the middle, and giving new prominence to two strident opponents of military force: Rep. Dennis Kucinich and a former senator from Alaska, Michael Gravel.

Mrs. Clinton positioned herself as more willing than Messrs. Obama or Edwards, her chief rivals for the nomination, to use military force in the event of terrorist attacks against America.

"I think a president must move as swiftly as is prudent to retaliate," Mrs. Clinton said when asked how she would use the military if terrorists struck two American cities simultaneously. The answer came in stark contrast to the responses given by Messrs. Obama and Edwards to the same question.

...Mr. Obama wants to be the darling of the Left and the media.

Posted by Orrin Judd at April 27, 2007 11:27 AM

'Siwftly as is prudent'. I gues that's how you say 'with all deliberate speed' these days.

Posted by: Mikey [TypeKey Profile Page] at April 27, 2007 1:58 PM

No more "rush to war."

In short, do nothing.

She will get her name in the history books as the 1st female pres, but history will not look kindly on her.

Posted by: Sandy P at April 27, 2007 2:22 PM

"As swiftly as is prudent to retaliate" after ascertaining how we are to blame and what we can do to merit mercy and forgiveness from those whom we have provoked.

Posted by: Dave W at April 27, 2007 3:39 PM
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