Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., said in the Senate Thursday she and Sen. Robert Byrd, D-W.Va., will introduce legislation to end authority for the war in Iraq.
The bill will propose Oct. 11, 2007, as the expiration date for the congressional resolution that authorized President George W. Bush to use force in Iraq. That resolution was approved Oct. 11, 2002.
So, basically, five years and we’re out no matter what will follow in Iraq or what that will do to America’s place in the world. No matter that our exit under those conditions will have the terrorists crowing that they defeated us. No matter that Iran’s power as the next regional hegemon kicks up a few notches.
Byrd and Clinton are setting the stage for another veto, or a constitutional crisis if the veto is overridden.
For Hillary!, it’s a self-defeating move. She’s running from the war but for the office that prosecutes wars, and in drafting a bill that would remove the responsibility for the current war from her hoped-for term, she is actually setting herself up for a much bloodier and more dangerous war that will happen on her watch and will carry her own signature. She’s kicking the can down the road…to herself, if she wins in 08.
(h/t Weasel Zippers)