The Republicans Are Really a Mess
Does Biden Have Any Influence on the World Stage? Don't Ask Karine Jean-Pierre.
Police Provide Update on Man Who Lit Himself on Fire Outside Trump Trial
'Low-Grade Propaganda': Bill Introduced to Defund Liberal NPR
Colbert Takes His Democratic Party Road Show to the Convention, and Jesse Watters...
The Power of Forgiveness
State Department Employees Pushed for Israel to be Punished in Private Meetings
New Report Confirms Trump Won't Receive a Fair Trial
Karine Jean-Pierre References Charlottesville When Confronted About Pro-Hamas Chants
Biden's Title IX Rewrite Is Here
It's Been Almost a Week Since Iran Attacked Israel, Yet These Democrats Stayed...
Following England’s Lead, Another Country Will Stop Prescribing Puberty Blockers
The Five Stone Strategy of Defeating the Islamic Regime in Iran
Another Republican Signs on to Oust Johnson
Biden’s Education Secretary Vowed to Shut Down the Largest Christian University in the...

Clinton, Obama Respond to "Were You Wrong About the Surge"

Clinton and Obama are being asked if they were wrong to oppose President Bush's surge of troops to Iraq, since it is now showing signs of success.

Clinton says the purpose of the surge was only to "create time and space" for the Iraqi government to make progress.  "Putting more of them [troops] in will give us a tactical advantage and give us security in some places" but the Iraqi government has "slowly inched towards making a few of the [political] decisions in a less than complete way."

She says, it is "not in the interest of America or the Iraqis that we continue to be there. It is up to the Iraqis to decide the kind of future they will have”

Obama is asked the same question.

He says it is "indisputable we've seen violence reduced in Iraq" but it is only  "a tactical victory imposed upon a huge, strategic blunder." Then he makes an argument about why he is better to face-off against Republican front-runner John McCain.

"When we are having a debate with John Mccain it is going to be much easier with a candidate who was opposed the concept of invading Iraq in the first place to have a debate about the wisdom of that decision instead of having to argue about the tactics subsequent to the decision," Obama says.

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Videos