The Corner

Hillary’s Position

Mickey Kaus writes :

The NY Post’s estimable Deborah Orin ridicules Hillary Clintons’s Iraq position:

On Iraq, Clinton’s problem is that it’s such an intensely polarizing issue where there’s no middle ground – and most Democrats are intensely against it.

That leaves Clinton twisting herself in bizarre pretzel shapes as she claims to be against President Bush’s “open-ended commitment,” but also against setting “a date certain” to withdraw.

I join in mocking Hillary’s politically-damaging stand–the “kind of tangled straddle-speak [that] killed 2004 loser John Kerry”–except isn’t it, you know … the right position (whether or not the war was a bad gamble in the first place)? … 1:13 P.M.

Me: I guess my question is, what position is Mickey referring to? The quotes I saw says that she’s opposed to the left and the right — as she defines them — but never actually said what she is in favor of, just what she opposed. I’m open to the idea that Hillary has the right position — though dubious whether she believes it — but I just don’t know what it is and Mickey doesn’t say.

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