McCain to Hillary: When will you apologize for Petraeus remark?
The week continues to get worse for Hillary Clinton, with the latest instance being John McCain’s asking her when she will apologize for the insult she made against General David Petraeus on 9/11/07. Here’s what she said at the time:
Senator Clinton Questions General David Petraeus and Ambassador Ryan Crocker on Iraq at Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing
Senator Clinton: I want to thank both of you, General Petraeus, Ambassador Crocker, for your long and distinguished service to our nation. Nobody believes that your jobs or the jobs of the thousands of American forces and civilian personnel in Iraq are anything but incredibly difficult.
But today you are testifying about the current status of our policy in Iraq and the prospects of that policy. It is a policy that you have been ordered to implement by the president. And you have been made the de facto spokesmen for what many of us believe to be a failed policy.
Despite what I view as your rather extraordinary efforts in your testimony both yesterday and today, I think that the reports that you provide to us really require the willing suspension of disbelief.
Here’s video of McCain questioning Senator Clinton, in light of the positive results we’ve seen from the surge, ifshe will apologize for that remark.
As ya’ll know already, I’m beyond the whole “you must apologize” game between the campaigns. Nevertheless, after her Bosnia “slip up” I’ll be interested in seeing how – and if – she responds to McCain’s point about the surge and her September comments at the Senate Armed Services Committee Hearing. If she does apologize or express any type of regret whatsoever for what she said, then the far left will paint her as someone all too willing to “bow” to the “pro-war” forces in an attempt at gaining tracition with the political ‘center.’ If she stands by her remarks, she’ll get high marks from the far left, but for anyone else who has paid attention to the progress that has been made in Iraq since the start of the surge, she’ll look poorly informed and/or willfully ignorant of the issue, again for political purposes. Either way, it’s a no-win situation for La Clinton.
Pass the popcorn, will ya? This is gettin’ mighty interestin’.