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Clinton: Time for 'an Orderly Process of Withdrawing'

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Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) makes her opening statements at the Senate Armed Services Committee, where Gen. David Petraeus and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Ryan C. Crocker were testifying on the progress in Iraq.

"I think it's time to begin an orderly process of withdrawing our troops, start rebuilding our military and focusing on the challenges posed by Afghanistan, the global terrorist groups and other problems that confront America," she said.

Posted at 2:47 PM ET on Apr 8, 2008  | Category:  Video Report
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Posted by: Faye | April 9, 2008 5:57 PM

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Posted by: sheridan1 | April 9, 2008 1:39 PM

Withdrawing, "orderly"?l

Has Hillary consulted with al Qaeda and Iran, as Nixon had with Vietcong and Chinese communists in Viet Nam?

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Posted by: Peter | April 9, 2008 11:46 AM

That's right Hillary. Get your big fat behind out of the race. YOU LOST!!!!


You got beaten, despite your god given right to be president so you can divorce Bill and make $100 million for yourself, by an upstart.

Stop the misspeaking. Stop the bs. Quit while you are behind.

Posted by: jeffp | April 9, 2008 11:36 AM

Hillary, what happen to your "Rocky" attitude about NOT giving up. Victory in Iraq and its ramifications to the world and the US is far more important than you becoming president.
I guess in liberals that Rocky stuff is just temporary BS for the moment like the rest of your BS that's been flowing out of you.

Posted by: ekim | April 9, 2008 9:42 AM

what is l this silly talk about Mrs. Clinton getting out - i mean really - on 4/22/08 she's going to be elected President of the United States of Pennsylvania by at least 52% to 48%. and why hasn't the press reported on Pennsylvania's secession from America - oh wait that was Mrs. Clinton "misspeaking."

Posted by: charles ruch jr. | April 9, 2008 9:40 AM

Clinton: Time for 'an Orderly Process of Withdrawing'

Hey Hillary, This caption sounds like your own party leaders talking to you.

Posted by: ekim | April 9, 2008 9:07 AM


Posted by: JakeD | April 8, 2008 2:51 PM

That's no way to talk about Hillary

Posted by: Mike | April 9, 2008 9:05 AM

first I was for the war before I was against it. I can hear the Republican 527's already. Then they'll run the Bosnian tape. And the election will be over by labor day.She's flawed. George Romney made that brain washing statement in 1967 and it wasn't nearly as bad as the Bosnian kerfuffle and he was cooked meat.I think she is too.

Posted by: majorteddy | April 9, 2008 2:05 AM

Do you guys know anything about current events?

Posted by: presto | April 9, 2008 2:00 AM

I am neither a democrat or republican but watching the disaster that is Hillary Clinton one has to ask the question, is this the best the democrats have to put forth?

She is an absolute embarrassment. The constant lies she dishes out is amazing. Not that it's news for politicians to lie but the blatant lies she tries to put over the American public's eyes is simply horrifying. I mean, she will look you in the eye and give you one of the most embellished stories around and keep a straight face while doing it. You have to give her credit for mastering a skill which is best reserved for people who suffer from hallucinations or have severe mental psychosis.

Her epithet should read, "Here lies the greatest liar and cheater, a true politician and one who stood with the greatest of corrupt individuals who stole from this great country!"

Posted by: Carlos | April 9, 2008 1:14 AM

Hillary will beat Obama in PA by at least 15 points! She will then go on to beat him in IN, KY, and WV by double digits.

Posted by: Eat It, Obama! | April 9, 2008 1:04 AM

"I thought the sentence was going to end with "from the Democractic Primary"..."

I thought so too

Posted by: CWatson1 | April 8, 2008 7:46 PM

Iraq Occupation Commander Petraeus' entire Mission "Was to Train Iraqui Troops to Take Over Security (and fighting)" HE CLEARLY FAILED When 30,000 Iraqui Military were Defeated in BASRA, unleashing sectarian civil war again throughout Iraq !

No "Agreed Iraq Benchmarks" were mentioned?

Now, Bush "The Decider" Doesn't want To Decide Anymore on IRAQ? He is Deserting his responsibility, Taking Off Commander-in-Chief Jacket - Passing It FIVE Levels Down.. To Iraq Genaral Petraeus?

Bush and Cheney are trying to make Military responsible for Iraq Failures as Reality becomes more apparent to U. S. Public: "This is really the proxy war that everybody talks about behind closed doors but nobody wants to admit to in public."

Speaking with Bob Schieffer on Face The Nation, CBS Iraq Reporter Logan said that the gains made by agreements with militias (including from Sunni tribes and some Shiite tribes) to work with the Americans have almost disappeared in the face of the recent violence which spread so quickly from Basra in the south of Iraq.

"It's really about two things," Logan said. "It's a fight amongst the Shiites for power in Iraq - what the future of this country is going to look like, how the Shiites will divide Iraq among themselves - but perhaps even more importantly it's a fight between the U.S. (who backs the Iraqi government and Iraqi security forces) and Iran (who backs those militias).

Posted by: Realista | April 8, 2008 5:21 PM

We have a better chance of winning in the Middle East than Hillary DIANE Clinton has of winning the Democratic primary, yet she wants to fight to the end in her campaign, but quit in Iraq?

Posted by: JakeD | April 8, 2008 5:21 PM

I don't believe a word that Clinton says.

She claims that she want to withdraw from Iraq....yet she voted for the war.

She claimed that Fla & Mi didn't count, now she wants to count their delegates.

She claimed she is against free-trade with Columbia, yet her chief campaign manager was taking in hundreds of thousands of dollars to push for that trade agreement.

She claimed she was against free-trade with Columbia, yet her husband made $800,000 giving speeches to promote that trade agreement.

She claims that she fired Mark Penn, but he will still do her polling and be heavily involved with her campaign.


This woman is not to be believed ! !

Posted by: Susan | April 8, 2008 5:05 PM


Then, she sympathizes with the wounded vererans from that war

And now, she wants to withdraw from that war.

CLINTON: What a leader!

Posted by: Dan | April 8, 2008 4:54 PM

A withdrawal cannot be orderly if you are dodging sniper bullets in bosnia. You have to duck and hide

Posted by: Ay | April 8, 2008 4:52 PM

Dang. I got really excited for a second when I saw the new post on The Trail. I thought the sentence was going to end with "from the Democractic Primary"...

Then I kept reading... sigh...

Posted by: jencm | April 8, 2008 4:02 PM

Clinton: Time for 'an Orderly Process of Withdrawing'


We're talking about the Dem nomination race, right?

Posted by: bsimon | April 8, 2008 3:52 PM

She should follow her own advice. It IS time for 'an orderly process of withdrawing' - from the Presidential race. After Pennsylvania, or Indiana and North Carolina at the latest, she should gracefully step out and endorse Obama.
If by running a positive, pro-Hillary, pro-Democrat race she somehow shifts the momentum back to her campaign, then I will eat my words and support her campaign against McCain this Fall.

Posted by: Chuck | April 8, 2008 3:42 PM

Uhhh, hasn't she caused enough problems in Syria, Turkey, Jordan, Qatar, Kuwait, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Israel and Palestine to be told to STFU about Iraq?

Posted by: Rat-The | April 8, 2008 3:08 PM


Posted by: JakeD | April 8, 2008 2:51 PM

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