While cooling down on the elliptical trainer after my workout today, I looked up to the television monitor to see clip of Ms. Hillary somewhere in Pennsylvania in front of a background with the logo “Strong Military.” But, after her bizarre “questioning” yesterday of General David Petraeus, a more accurate slogan for her campaign would be “constant pandering” (to her party’s left-wing base).
Whatever credibility the former First Lady gained in her first term in the Senate on national security issues, she has lost in the course of her current campaign for the White House. She claims to favor a strong military, yet said one would have to willingly suspend “disbelief” to take seriously the reports of a general in the field.
When Petraeus, that general and expert on counterterrorism, appeared yesterday before the Senate Armed Services Committee on which she serves, she spent more time hectoring him than asking questions designed to increase her (and her constituents’) knowledge of the situation in Iraq.
You would think one who favors a strong military would be more interested in hearing what a general in the field has to say than in lecturing him on her view of the situation.