The Pentagon vs Clinton


The conflict is heating up. Clinton is now calling the Pentagon's dismissal of her request for plans for withdrawal "outrageous and offensive." Money quote:

"I deeply resent the administration's continuing effort to impugn the patriotism of those of us who are asking hard questions."

If the Bushies wanted to shore up her anti-war credentials with the base, they've given her a golden opportunity to grandstand. It was, in my view, a grotesque over-reach from a Cheney protege at the Pentagon. Here's the dumb-ass, offensive letter. Memo to the Pentagon: senators are not the enemy, and asking for accountability is not treason.

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