In fact so few U.S. military personnel volunteered to meet and sit with her, that military leaders in Baghdad had to designate enlisted personnel and junior officers to spend time with the New York senator.
“The meetings with [Iraqi administrator Paul] Bremer went fine, but we weren’t finding a lot of takers on meeting with Clinton and [Rhode Island Democratic senator Jack] Reed,” says an American staffer in Baghdad. “Maybe there weren’t a lot of New Yorkers in the area.”
If Clinton was aware of her seemingly unpopularity, she didn’t seem to care. Almost immediately after landing in Iraq, she began bad-mouthing the Bush administration to the military personnel she met, telling them that while America supported the troops, there were questions about the Bush administration’s approach.
“To these men and women over here, it is the same thing,” says the U.S. official. “Her husband didn’t get it and she obviously hasn’t learned. These men and women over here are America. They are the policy. For her to say what she said was just misguided.”p> SICK LEAVE br> It wasn’t just the military having troubles rounding up cooperative folks for Democrats. Leading up to the final votes on the Medicare reform legislation, Democrats weren’t able to draw on the natural pool of vocal protesters to Republicans attempts to change the program. That’s because the AARP had signed off on the bill and was running ads supporting it. /p> p>So the Democrats had to use organized labor for the protests, even though many of those union members who appeared at rallies with such Democrats as Sen.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?