On his January 2nd blog entry, Michael Moore set his sights on poor Hillary (why are the “boys” always picking on me?) Clinton. Not that she has many endearing fans on the far-left with her hawkish (Bush-lite) foreign policy stance, but she needs cats like Moore to pump up the tires on her universal health care wagon.
Moore castigated Clinton for her shrewd and politically calculated vote to authorize the 2003 Iraq War (and the Hill-approved war spending progeny that initial vote spawned). From his blog Moore writes:
I am sad to say, nothing has disappointed me more than the disastrous, premeditated vote by Senator Hillary Clinton to send us to war in Iraq. I’m not only talking about her first vote that gave Mr. Bush his “authorization” to invade — I’m talking about every single OTHER vote she then cast for the next four years, backing and funding Bush’s illegal war, and doing so with verve. She never met a request from the White House for war authorization that she didn’t like.
Ouch, Preach on Mikey. Unfortunately, this dart of inescapable truth flies over the heads of the lobotomized Hill-bots who are desperately seeking a vagina (at any cost) in the White House. These single issue voters (female reproductive organ host proponents) ostensibly loathe the imperialist Neo-Con World democratization efforts of the last 5 years, yet they are willing to cast their lot with the leading anointed CFR torch-bearer who will further this destructive agenda. Moore writes on:
Hillary knows the sexist country we still live in and that one of the reasons the public, in the past, would never consider a woman as president is because she would also be commander in chief. The majority of Americans were concerned that a woman would not be as likely to go to war as a man (horror of horrors!). So, in order to placate that mindset, perhaps she believed she had to be as “tough” as a man, she had to be willing to push The Button if necessary, and give the generals whatever they wanted.
In a nutshell, Moore is arguing that Hillary made a calculated decision to use her Senate vote to:
(1) authorize the senseless bloodshed of thousands of American troops and innocent Iraqis,
(2) bankrupt the nation by borrowing $500,000,000,000 (add 275 million per day) to finance the war, and
(3) perpetuate an ongoing illegal war by authorizing war spending requests from Bush.
All of this in a desperate attempt to vitiate a gender stereotype (women are weak on national security) for the sole purpose of winning the 2008 Presidential election. Sounds kinda shitty to me, but what do I know? As far as Moore’s take on the matter – preach on Truth-Soldier, I wholeheartedly concur.
War is only a cowardly escape from the problems of peace. ~Thomas Mann