Hillary Clinton (2007): “The President Must Come to Congress to Seek That Authority”

5 Apr

Back in 2007, Hillary Clinton firmly believed that President Bush had to come to Congress to seek authority for military action against Iran.  She stated:

If the administration believes that any, any use of force against Iran is necessary, the president must come to Congress to seek that authority.

This is the video of Clinton making her remarks (Go to 3:49):

 

Surprisingly, Clinton was called out for her hypocrisy on this matter (as was Obama) by Jake Tapper (go to 8:55):

 

 

So, to sum it all up, when a Republican President wants to take our country to war, he absolutely MUST get Congressional approval.  But when a Democrat is President, as long as the mission is humanitarian in nature, and is part of a coalition, don’t worry about that pesky ‘ole Congressional approval.

Ted Koppel kits the nail on the head (possibly for the first time in his career):

Why did Libya win the humanitarian defense sweepstakes of 2011?

 

Koppel argues that many countries throughout the world have had much greater civilian loss than Libya, including the Congo, Sudan and the Ivory Coast.  So, why Libya?

Exactly right.

 

 

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