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5 August 2006

New York Times, August 5, 2006

Clinton Dodges Political Peril for War Vote


There was a time when Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton’s position on the Iraq war seemed to place her in the same political peril afflicting Senator Joseph I. Lieberman. The senators, both Democrats, voted to authorize the military invasion and both refused to apologize for their votes as the occupation began to falter and opposition to the war swelled. Both were labeled as hawks within Democratic ranks. But while Mr. Lieberman, his party’s vice presidential nominee in 2000, has wound up vulnerable to an antiwar challenger in his re-election race in Connecticut, Mrs. Clinton has suffered few, if any, serious consequences in her campaign in New York.

It is not simply because she faces token opposition; unlike Mr. Lieberman, who has long resisted turning against the war or President Bush’s handling of it, Mrs. Clinton has consistently tried to distance herself from her initial vote without repudiating it, becoming increasingly critical of Mr. Bush’s management of the war.

That process crested on Thursday at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing, where Mrs. Clinton bluntly and publicly castigated Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld over the war, in an exchange that drew a considerable amount of news coverage. “Yes, we hear a lot of happy talk and rosy scenarios,” Mrs. Clinton said to Mr. Rumsfeld during the hearing, “but because of the administration’s strategic blunders and, frankly, the record of incompetence in executing, you are presiding over a failed policy.”

Even those remarks have not satisfied the most ardent opponents of the war. Her antiwar Democratic primary opponent, Jonathan Tasini, dismissed them as “more bluster” and said Mrs. Clinton was “trying to obscure her record by shifting the focus to Rumsfeld.”

Yet while skillful repositioning and adaptation to changing circumstances have enabled her to avoid political damage, they have also exposed her to a line of criticism that has come to dog her in the same way it did her husband during his presidency: that she devises policy positions to shield herself from attacks from the left or right and surrenders principle to political flexibility.

While Mrs. Clinton has come under fire for not repudiating her initial vote to authorize the war, she contends that intelligence reports that her husband saw in the White House supported the Bush administration’s contention that Saddam Hussein was developing weapons of mass destruction. She has said that she believed Mr. Bush when he said he intended to use the Congressional authority to force weapons inspectors back into Iraq rather than immediately heading into war. Her associates said she had been assured as much by Condoleezza Rice, then the national security adviser, in a phone call. Sean McCormack, a spokesman for Ms. Rice, said she had no specific recollection of the call to Mrs. Clinton, but did not dispute that it took place.

Mrs. Clinton has sought to cast her position on Iraq as part of a broader and consistent approach to foreign policy and the use of military force. She subscribes, in her words, to a doctrine of “sensible internationalism, pragmatic internationalism” — a philosophy that essentially calls for military intervention when it has broad global support and is all but certain to succeed.

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Pro-War Clinton Residence Chappaqua, NY

15 Old House Lane, Chappaqua, NY,chappaqua,ny&ie=UTF8&om=0&ll=41.167356,-73.756258&spn=0.111133,0.271912,chappaqua,ny&ie=UTF8&ll=41.16737,-73.756159&spn=0.001736,0.004249&t=k&om=0

Captions by Associated Press

The Clinton's $1.7 million Chappaqua, N.Y., residence awaits the arrival of the President and First Lady Wednesday, Jan.5, 2000. The First Lady and President Clinton are scheduled to spend their first night in the house Wednesday. It is situated in a hamlet of 17,000, north of New York City.(AP Photo)



Former President Bill Clinton speaks with reporters outside his home in Chappaqua, New York on the Irish Republican Army's recent plan to abandon arms, Thursday, July 28, 2005. Martin McGuinness said U.S. politicians of both parties were very supportive of the announcement, particularly former President Clinton, who helped advance the 1998 Good Friday accords. (AP Photo/Jennifer Szymaszek)


First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks to the media Wednesday, Nov. 3, 1999, in front of the Chappaqua, N.Y., house that she and President Clinton plan to make their future home. The Clintons officially bought the house on Monday, Nov. 1, 1999 (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)


FILE--President Clinton, first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton, and daughter Chelsea, viewed this home on Old House Lane in Chappaqua, N.Y., on Saturday, Aug. 28, 1999. The Clintons agreed to pay slightly more than the list price of $1.695 million to purchase the $1.7 million four-story white Georgian colonial that will give Hillary Rodham Clinton the New York residency she needs if she decides to run for the U.S. Senate. White House spokesman Joe Lockhart said the Clintons will borrow $1.3 million from Bankers Trust Co. The loan will be guaranteed in part by Terry McAuliffe, the president's friend and one of his chief fund-raisers. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)


Amateur screen writer Jack Nasi, 28, of New York, stands in front of the home of President Clinton and his family in Chappaqua, N.Y., Thursday, Dec. 7, 2000. Nasi directed a fictional story of Nicky Casso who is obsessed with finding "a rich chick from Chappaqua," Chelsea Clinton. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)