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March 18, 2008

Hillary: I'll Ban Armed Private Contractors In Iraq

Hillary: I'll Ban Armed Private Contractors In Iraq

National Review

Speaking this morning, Hillary hits Obama for not ruling out continuing to use armed private contractors in Iraq. She wants to ban such contractors.

Those contractors are protecting Iraqi government officials. But I guess I shouldn't be surprised, as Hillary once called for threatening to take away Iraqi lawmakers' security if they didn't reach a deal. And at least one Democrat didn't find that to be a wise move:

Addressing Mrs. Clinton’s latest proposal to cap American troops and to threaten Iraqi leaders with cuts in funding, Mr. Biden lowered his voice and leaned in close over the table.

“From the part of Hillary’s proposal, the part that really baffles me is, ‘We’re going to teach the Iraqis a lesson.’ We’re not going to equip them? O.K. Cap our troops and withdraw support from the Iraqis? That’s a real good idea.”

The result of Mrs. Clinton’s position on Iraq, Mr. Biden says, would be “nothing but disaster.”

She goes on to talk about how she'll go after the favorite Democratic bogeyman, the infamous "no-bid" contracts.

"There's been a lot of talk about earmarks in this town (and she hasn't released her lists; credit Obama for going that far) but no-bid contracts are ten times more costly than earmarks. When I introduced my legislation, I could not get, as of this moment, Senator McCain's support for that."

Wild Thing's comment........

Well that was easy! Now she can just ban terrorism, too!

So her "plan" includes drawing down military in Iraq by XX per month (can't remember if she said a Division, Brigade, or just what) AND banning all armed civilian contractors. She said she'd remove the contractors that "perform the functions our military normally would" in the same sentence she said she'd drawdown the military. Sooo...we're going to completely abandon the Iraqis under her plan.

Hillary Clinton isn’t fit to command a platoon Mess Hall... Unless you’re trying to give them all Ptomaine poisoning. She’s just gonna get people slaughtered..our troops, our allies, our friends. I guess she could always send Janet Reno after them with a tank.

A perfect illustration of one of the fundamental tenets of Leftist thinking; everyting must pass through their bureaucratic filter, and be under Politburo control of the commissars. Everything.

They despise private enterprise, prvate initiative and even basic private behavior (smoking, guns, food, and yes even your toilet), with every fiber of their being.

Posted by Wild Thing at March 18, 2008 02:48 AM


And just how are the contractors to defend themselves? With paper airplanes and rubber bands and paper clips? A handful of sand? How about a paper cup of pop? Or we'll just stick our tongues out at them and go "neener-neener-neener,you can't catch me!"?
She doesn't know the first thing about being commander in chief and neither did Bubba. He sent us to Bosnia (we're still there!) with no bullets. We had the guns, but no bullets.
She is a liar, a thief and a criminal--probably sociopathic as well.
Even my mother says America has no one to vote for. She's worried about her 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren's futures.

Posted by: Lynn at March 18, 2008 04:28 AM

She wants to ban contractors in Iraq? I thought Iraq was an autonomous nation with its own government and laws?

Gee, maybe she'll ban cigarette machines on the street corners of Germany or Fish & Chips in England because the oil contains trans fat.

Posted by: BobF at March 18, 2008 09:12 AM

Lynn, LOL yes I guess that is what they will have to do, use a handful of sand. This is beyond stupid on her part and she isn't even President, not yet.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2008 12:58 PM

Bob, hahaha maybe those too yes. She is on a roll for sure.

Posted by: Wild Thing at March 18, 2008 12:59 PM