In his new book, former Secretary of State Robert Gates says he was in the room when Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama both said
they opposed G. W. Bush’s successful 2007 Iraq troop surge for purely political reasons – to win the Iowa caucuses. Gates said to hear it, “surprised” him and he was “dismayed.” It was a plan, purely political and unprincipled. The first “purple-finger” vote in Iraq happened in 2005. The surge kept the “purple-finger” at the polls, but Democrats cried “Bush lied, people died.” By opposing the 2007 troop surge, Hillary and Obama came down on the side of terrorists, not democracy. Video and transcript below of Hillary’s Pro-Iraq War Speech, supporting her husband’s choice for CIA Director and his “intelligence” on WMD.
‘Hillary told the president [Obama] that her opposition to the  surge in Iraq had been political because she was facing him in the Iowa primary.’
Obama, too, ‘conceded vaguely that [his] opposition to the Iraq surge had been political,’ Gates recounts. ‘To hear the two of them making these admissions, and in front of me, was as surprising as it was dismaying.’ Source: Robert Gates quoted by the Daily Mail
Once-upon-a-time Hillary Clinton supported, strongly, going into Iraq and ending Saddam Hussein’s brutal dictatorship. See that video below, with transcript. We did that, but we did not find Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD). We also did not discuss the possibilities of WMD. There was no official discussion on the public front of WMD going to Syria, Iran and/or Russia. We still do not know the truth today.
In charge of foreign intelligence at the time of September 11, 2001 was CIA Chief George Tenet. He was appointed by Bill Clinton and
George W. Bush, who had been in office less than nine months on the day of the attacks, and had not replaced him, if, indeed, he intended to do so. Tenet held the office and was in charge of intelligence from 1996 to 2004. Hillary’s Iraq War speech citing Tenet and Inspectors was given on the Senate floor in October 2002.
Hillary was ‘convicted’ in her belief that her husband’s choice for CIA Director, George Tenet, knew what he was talking about when it came to WMD in Iraq.
In the four years since Inspectors left, intelligence show that Saddam Hussein has worked to rebuild his chemical and biological weapons stock, his missile delivery capability and his nuclear program. He has also given aid, comfort and sanctuary to terrorists, including al-Qaeda members. It is clear, however, if left unchecked, Saddam Hussein will continue to increase his capacity to wage biological and chemical warfare, and will, keep trying to develop nuclear weapons. Should he succeed in that endeavor, he could alter the political and security landscape of the Middle East, which we know all too well affects American security. This is the hardest decision I have ever had to make. Any vote that might lead to war should be hard, but I cast it with conviction. ~ Hillary Clinton, October 2002
Hillary took a stand she may not have believed in leading up to the Iowa caucuses, and about five years she looked a grieving mother in the eyes and lied again — read it here and commit it to memory.
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