Monday, April 16, 2007

A heated exchange for Hillary

ABC's News Blog reports on an interesting confrontation at a New Hampshire Town Hall meeting:

After fielding many questions ranging from mental health care to veteran affairs at a Town Hall Meeting in Hampton, NH, Senator Hillary Clinton received a heated question about Iraq. A woman who had traveled from New York asked Sen. Clinton if she had read the report given to her in 2002 on intelligence and the Iraq war.

Clinton said she had been briefed on the report, and the woman screamed back, "Did you read it?!" Notably uncomfortable, the Senator repeated that she had been briefed. This exchange went back and forth about three times.

The woman sat down and Clinton explained, "If I had known then what I know now, I never would have voted to give this President the authority." Clinton also said she believed she was giving the President the authority to send U.N. inspectors to Iraq...

Talk about disingenuous. I'm not sure who is more culpable here: Clinton for thinking people would believe a line that is provably baloney; or the folks who cheered her statement as if it reflected reality.

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