Saturday, August 09, 2008

Politically shrewd, sincere and scary
Hillary Clinton voting for the war on Iraq and Barack Obama for spying on citizens
Mr. Obama did not want to hand John McCain a cudgel with which he could be attacked as soft on terrorism during the presidential campaign. But is that not precisely the reason Mrs. Clinton, who at the time still had not decided whether to run against the incumbent George W. Bush in 2004, voted for the authorization of military force in Iraq?
Both trying to get the swing vote (which she seems better at) and
As is true of Democrats generally, they both support an authoritarian-corporatist state at home and aggressive interventionism abroad.
From The Power of Narrative.

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