Did You Know...

   

Hillary’s phony coat of armor

Share
By Michelle Malkin  •  February 21, 2007 11:42 AM

From my column today:

Look out: Hillary Clinton is pulling the armor cloak from her rhetorical closet again. As long as she pairs it with a skirt, Italian designer Donatella Versace approves. But for any leading presidential candidate with a shred of integrity, this political wardrobe malfunction goes in the “fashion don’t” column.

In her latest campaign video, Hillary attacks the Bush administration for sending soldiers off to battle unprotected: “Promises just aren’t enough anymore. After almost four years, longer than we were in WWII, our troops still don’t have all the body armor and armored vehicles and other equipment they need. It’s a disgrace.”

…The Democrats’ latest talking point involves a reported shortage of armored Humvees in Iraq. The armchair generals of The New York Times editorial board waxed indignantly about the story last week — lambasting the “Army, the National Guard and the Marine Corps” for being “caught constantly behind the curve” on armor upgrades. The Times’ editorial titled their anti-Bush tirade, “Not supporting the troops.” The meme has penetrated from Hillary and Ted Kennedy down to every last, lowest-level Democratic strategist looking to burnish pro-military credibility….

I reprinted some of the responses from troops first published here, and also
added the observations of milblogger T.F. Boggs:

T.F. Boggs, a sergeant in the Army Reserves who recently returned from his second deployment to Iraq, summed it up: “We have come so far since the early days of the war that the armor issue is a joke. Only those who don’t have a clue about the reality of the war in Iraq make it an issue.”

Put another way: The empress has no clothes.

blog comments powered by Disqus
~ For the latest breaking news, be sure to join Michelle's Email List:

Banned from entering the US? Try making some generous campaign contributions

December 17, 2014 08:55 AM by Doug Powers

drebin1

Nothing to see here

Stand with Hillary … until you double over watching this video

December 4, 2014 05:14 PM by Doug Powers

standhillary

Your move, Elizabeth Warren

Now available for the holidays: ‘Ready for Hillary’ — the tree ornament

December 1, 2014 02:28 PM by Doug Powers

hillary1

Tell the world

Resolved: Hillary Clinton should be more ‘equitable’ to ‘undocumented immigrants’

November 23, 2014 08:38 PM by Doug Powers

hillarywine

Tell us of the accommodations in steerage


Categories: Amnesty, DREAM Act, Feature Story, Hillary Clinton, Immigration

Follow me on Twitter Follow me on Facebook