Joe Wilson is off in Nevada campaigning for Hillary Clinton. Joe and I think similarly on many national security issues — and we have like-minded disdain for what Cheney, Rumsfeld, Bush, John Bolton and others have done to America’s global position.
But I hope someone in Nevada will ask Joe Wilson how he squares Hillary’s vote in favor of the Kyl-Lieberman Iran resolution yesterday. Hagel and Lugar voted against the resolution. Jim Web did too. But Hillary helped give the White House (which she may very well occupy) implicit authority to trip into war with Iran.
The Joe Wilson I know wouldn’t be too pleased with Hillary’s vote — but I imagine he’s forgiving the vote on the grounds that if that is what she has to do to get into the White House, do it — and then change course later.
But we really need to see some evidence that Hillary Clinton is not going to tilt at conflicts and rapidly deploy hard military force the first chance she gets as a way to define her presidency.
— Steve Clemons
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