Tuesday, April 3, 2007

Hillary Clinton calls for Bush to negotiate on Iraq funding bill

Hillary Clinton avoided the trap Barack Obama fell into of surrendering the Iraq war fight before the battle begins.
Clinton: Not Ready to Surrender on War Bill

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton said Democrats should not automatically accept defeat on the Iraq spending bill by assuming that President Bush will carry through with his veto threat.

"I’m not ready to concede that we shouldn’t take a tough negotiating stance to figure out whether there can be some movement,” Mrs. Clinton told reporters here today. "We need to change the approach of the White House, which means you’ve got to stand firm and say, ‘We don’t expect you to veto something that represents the will of the American people.’ ”
She was non-committal on the Feingold-Reid plan to cut off all funding by March 2008.

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