I liked this comment from cadence
Comment #54646 by cadence
on 2/21 at 6:10 am
What annoys me about Hillary is that she and the rest of those who “support the war” --despite the falsity of prewar justifications for the invasion-- refuse to announce the real reasons why they support the war. They offer these cloudy, distracted soundbites, like “protecting our way of life,” or “bringing freedom and democracy to Irag,” but those sound like what they are: non-reasons for continuing a war without end.
I believe that the real reason for the war, which underpins even Ms. Hillary’s support for it, is global domination. I’m serious--not just oil, not just support for Israel, not Bush wanting revenge for his father. These people, like Condeleeza Rice, support this war because they are engaged in a global struggle for world power, against Russia and China, each of whom have superior cultural and geographical access to the vast natural energy reserves in the middle east, particularly the Caspian region. Without US control of those resources, it would be possible for another superpower to rise. Bill Clinton supported control of those resources, so it is no surprise that Hillary does too.
I earnestly wish that those who support this war would get clear about why they have and continue to support it, and quit blathering on about freedom and demonizing the people of the middle east. It is disingenuous and does all the world a great disservice. For Ms. Hillary, it might even be restorative--if she would get off her highhorse and come clean about her understanding of deep foreign policy, she might even be perceived as a truly honest politician. Because it should be clear even to her that the people who will consider voting for her do not buy the crap justifications for the war that she and others have been relying upon.
Not that understanding the why of the war helps much. But war is a human affliction. Maybe if all the world understood the “WHY,” we could achieve a peaceful settlement. Say, share the oil until we have enough solar?
The premise cadence
supposes is a probabilty. All that is missing is India. With most of the people and a shitload of nukes, these countries only need to agree with each other about American hegemony and imperialist ideals and there will be a much more serious problem to Americas plans than a few terrorists. They will have awoken the sleeping tiger and the bear shall rear on its hind legs again. With India in tow, access to the Middle East oil is a certainty. The importance of Pakistan and Afghanistan to America is obvious when you look at a map of the region and see how they're positioned.
Hillary's dependancy on AIPAC funding is an important part of her choices as well and seriously undermine her credibility and bias.
Although it's a long way from the presidents seat, she's obviously tactfully and with foresight, preparing for the possibility of victory and trying not to appearing weak. As the Repugs used the weak hawk card last time, and that she is female, makes her job that much harder. But she can use Margaret Thatcher as her example and Build Up that Testosterone. It's a mans world, and to roll with the men she has to develop "Thatcher Balls".
Really big cahonees.