Team Hillary's Latest Excuse for Iraq Vote: 9/11 Made Her Do It!
Team Hillary's attempt to out-weasel John Kerry's legendary "I actually did vote for the $87 billion before I voted against it" continues in earnest.
Its latest explanation/rationalization? 9/11 made her do it! That's right, the Clinton camp is now reading out of the Bush administration's wing-and-a-prayer book.
There was James Carville on CNN's Situation Room, desperately trying to explain why Sen. Clinton voted for the war, even though other senators who had been given the same faulty intel she had, voted against it: "But they weren't from New York," he said. "Their state wasn't hit. They didn't have to deal with the grief of these 3,000 people."
As if the war in Iraq had anything to do with 9/11.
And it's not just Carville dishing out this nonsense. In an interview last month, Hillary herself offered the same excuse, telling the AP: "As a senator from New York, I lived through 9/11 and am still dealing with the aftereffects." Call it PTJS (Post Traumatic Justification Syndrome).
Yesterday's New York Times reported that "Mrs. Clinton's advisers do not relish the idea of someone bringing up her 2002 Senate vote [on Iraq] at every campaign stop."
Then they better come up with a better answer than the drivel they are asking voters to buy. As AMERICAblog's John Aravosis put it, in response to Hillary: "Invoking September 11 when asked about Iraq is unconscionable. It is pure Dick Cheney, and an outright lie. It is not what a Democrat says, and hell, it isn't even what a sane moderate Republican says."