Yesterday, April 8, 2008, in the Congressional Hearings, Hillary questioned General Petraeus and Ambassador Crocker. She brought into her questioning some major points that were clear and un-convoluted:
1) Because of US involvement in Iraq, we do not have the military resources to commit to other places in the world.
2) There is a move by President Bush to make an executive agreement to extend troop stays in Iraq without any plan to submit it to Congress for a vote.
3) What the heck are we doing in Basra?
4) Veterans who are returning after multiple tours of duty have extensive injuries including extreme symptoms of PTSD. What are we doing to help?
Check it out, and see what you think from CapNews.net on YouTube:
You can find Obama’s clip on their site as well. You decide. I stand by my previous “Hillary was ‘poetic'” post; I found him stammering, cold, and uneasy to follow versus how he gives a speech.
In contrast, in measured tones, Hillary was holding up the mirror of the bigger world picture and a vision of compassion in her questioning. She’s the only candidate who outright said during her turn that she believed we should get out ASAP with the best extrication plan possible.
Who do you think clearly conveyed their message and questions? Who do you think is the more liberal of the two?