Friday, February 12, 2016

Free advice

Hillary Clinton, in the last two debates: “A vote in 2002 is not a plan to defeat ISIS.” “I do not believe a vote in 2002 is a plan to defeat ISIS in 2016.”

What Bernie Sanders could have said in response:

“The Secretary is correct: a vote in 2002 is not a plan to defeat ISIS in 2016. But voting to authorize military action against Iraq, as you did in 2002, Madam Secretary, suggests that you lack the judgment necessary to develop an effective plan to defeat ISIS in 2016. On the most important foreign-policy question of the last forty years, you made the wrong choice. In 2016 your insistence on a no-fly zone in Syria is also the wrong choice. We cannot afford to get caught in another quagmire in the Middle East. And a no-fly zone would be the first step into another quagmire.”
Pretty good, I think.

comments: 4

Chris said...

He might also have said "were it not for the consequences of that 2002 vote, ISIS as we know it would not now exist."

Michael Leddy said...

That’s better still.

Diane Schirf said...

My first thought was, "We wouldn't be talking about ISIS without those votes."

But in the real world we'd be talking about something, because there will always be something. There has been something all my life.

Michael Leddy said...

Too true.