Posted by: al66888 | July 20, 2007

Hillary reinforcing enemy propaganda, says Pentagon

According to a letter from Undersecretary of Defense Eric Edelman, Hillary Clinton’s questions to the Pentagon on how the US plans to eventually withdrawal troops, is boosting enemy propaganda. 

“Premature and public discussion of the withdrawal of U.S. forces from Iraq reinforces enemy propaganda that the United States will abandon its allies in Iraq, much as we are perceived to have done in Vietnam, Lebanon and Somalia,” Edelman wrote.

He added that “such talk understandably unnerves the very same Iraqi allies we are asking to assume enormous personal risks.”

The Hillary camp responded that this is simply politics, but then responded with nothing but political rhetoric.

Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines — “Redeploying out of Iraq with the same combination of arrogance and incompetence with which the Bush administration deployed our young men and women into Iraq is completely unacceptable, and our troops deserve far better,” said Reines, who said military leaders should offer a withdrawal plan rather than “a political plan to attack those who question them.”

And that always friend to the military John Kerry– “They will say anything, do anything, and twist any truth to avoid accountability,” said the Massachusetts senator.

Didn’t we decide after Vietnam that we would never allow politicians to fight another war? John McCain, who I am not a big fan of, made a comment the other day that I never thought about. He mentioned how after Vietnam, even though we really didn’t lose the war, the fact that we did not win crushed the moral of the army. He said it was years before our military was able to recover because perception affects morale.

Great Point

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