HAVERFORD, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Hillary Clinton declared Thursday she will begin withdrawing troops from Iraq within 60 days of becoming president, regardless of what her military advisers say about the situation on the ground at the time.
"You can see which way the questions are going," she firmly told a mostly female audience gathered at Haverford College, a small liberal arts school outside of Philadelphia. "What if the military commanders tell you its dangerous to withdraw? That question is backwards. The president tells the military commanders what the mission is."
Clinton has faced a slew of hypothetical questions from reporters about withdrawing from Iraq after she said last week that her rival Barack Obama cannot be trusted to end the war.
In making that case to voters and the press, the Clinton campaign has cited an interview with a former Obama foreign policy adviser, Samantha Power, who told the BBC in March that the Illinois senator's pledge to withdraw all combat troops in 16 months was "a best case scenario."
At the Democratic debate in Philadelphia last night, Clinton was asked if she would bring the troops home "no matter what," even if that meant destabilizing the country.
Clinton said yes, promising to do so responsibly and with a strong diplomatic effort in the region.
"Our professional military are the best in the world," she said. "They give their best advice. And then they execute the policies of the president."
– CNN Political Producer Peter Hamby
Gee, I wonder if she is telling the "truth" here.
Yes she can and she will.
Hillary '08 & '12
Isn't this the same way Bush has handled things? Don't listen to anyone else, just go and do what you want.
From the election I hope
How about she starts with her withdrawal today!
As if we can trust anything that comes out of that woman's mouth.
"What if the military commanders tell you its dangerous to withdraw? That question is backwards. The president tells the military commanders what the mission is."
– Isn't this exactly what Obama's response was during the debate...
Geesh, can she do anything honestly??
Commander and Chief Clinton!
I've had enough...
Brilliant idea! Pay no attention to the people who actually know what is going on. She must be an expert in everything!
You are only the best.
Win now or win in Nov.
Either way... NO Obama
Like Bush did? He didn't listen to his military advisors and look where we're at! 4,000 dead soldiers. Maybe if he would have listened, we wouldn't be in this situation. She needs to do the same. Listen! Do you want those 4,000 deaths to be for nothing because you pulled out of Iraq too quickly?
Withdrawal is a policy that Hillary Clinton's father should have adopted some sixty years ago.
Lady please drop out. You are now a joker
is a serious disorder which affects how a person thinks, feels and acts. Someone with
schizophrenia may have difficulty distinguishing between what is real and what is imaginar.....
and may have difficulty expressing normal emotions in social situations..
Better see a doctor, Hillary
Now that it becomes more and more clear that she's not going to get the nomination, she gets desperate and starts making promises in the hopes of winning anti-war support. But's it's too late.
Last night Obama LOST!
Peaple please outline me 10 thinks that make Obama ready to be Commander in chief.
I will tell you 10 thinks that he is HOT ready:
– Mysterious relationship with mysterious people
– He is a snob and arrogant with people that he does not depend on, manipulator with those that he needs; behind there back he is sarcastic!
– last 10-15 years what he has done like a Community organiser, Senator in Chicago or more so senator of USA
/my answer would be :running for offices; professional runner/
– credibility issues : big time, /many things that have been sad by him / but 1/2 of the Democrats do not to accnolige it for different reasons; one of them is Clintons haters.
– lock of experience: that is NOT very responsible, because he will experiment with that country and the world: dangerous ambition
– chameleon , very , very good at it.
– he started to attack FIRST Hillary Clinton; during the debates still with Eduards and Richardson. I have a copy! The explanation was : she is a front runner!!?? Isn't it now opposite?
– his campaign uses many hidden tactics, he supposed to be "different"
-Very left – I call it SOCIALISM / NARCISSISM.
-Bad debater,;and he supposed to negotiate with world anti American leaders?
Hillary is a B... , but I am not planning to marry her, I need she to do job for me and my family!!!
She copied that from Obama last night in the debate! You go girl use Obama's words to show who's boss! lol, lol
Clinton is the only one that is answering ALL the questions head
on. Obama keeps back tracking on all his answers.
I'll take Hillary's LITTLE lies over Obama's BIG lies.
HILLARY IS A TRUE AMERICAN>
Thats just Irresponseable... she wouldn't admit it last night but she just pretty much did here. She thinks she knows better than the Soldiers handeling the War!! At the most fire the current peerson in charge and hire someone you feel knows better don't just say you do!Shooting cans in your summer cottage doesn't mean you know War!! I agree out troops need to come home but we want them home safely, Iraq knows ur plans already so it wont be any suprise as they attack our weak parts.
She means she will support OBAMA'S plan to withdraw the troops.
And do whatever she can to support the policies of HIS presidency.
And yes we will.
Hillary the true leader finds her voice.
She shone last night. What grace and poise and intelligence.
She was brilliant.
Just one problem…
Just when I was starting to buy into the audacity of hype….I mean hope… don't parse my words.
I am a uniter, I am…. You just don't understand me.
I am a Christian, I am… I just practice a doctrine of Hate.
I don't align myself with bad people…. no I don't… I don't really know them, I didn't have fundraisers at their homes… they didn't buy me a house.
If you are not with me then you are all liars, liars pants on fire.
Oh My…. Bye Bye 'bama
Why doesn't she withdraw from this race??
She is destroying the party
"You can see which way the questions are going," she told a mostly female audience gathered at Haverford College, a small liberal arts school outside of Philadelphia. "What if the military commanders tell you its dangerous to withdraw? That question is backwards. The president tells the military commanders what the mission is."
I love how Obama said that yesterday during the debate. Awesome, Hillary! Who "xeroxed" that?