Carol Platt Liebau: Amy Klobuchar: Radical

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Amy Klobuchar: Radical

This morning, Minnesota US Senate candidates (Republican Mark Kennedy and Democrat Amy Klobuchar) debated on "Meet the Press."

Tim Russert's big practice has been to hector seated elected officials (like Kennedy, who is a congressman) about whether, if they knew now what they knew then, they would have voted for military action in Iraq. This question -- of the "when did you stop beating your wife" variety -- has no good answer. If one says "yes," there's the risk of looking cluelessly obdurate. If one answers "no," it becomes infinitely more difficult to advocate for our continued involvement there.

Russert tried this gambit this morning with Mark Kennedy, and Kennedy shut him down. He simply explained that we didn't live in a TIVO society where you could rewind reality. Exactly. Thank you.

But what's most notable about the debate is the fact that Amy Klobuchar is a radical when it comes to the war in Iraq:

Q: So your desire to withdraw troops does not depend on the commanders agreeing with it. They should be told to do it and just told to find the best way to do it.

A. Correct

Minneapolis Star Tribune
3/14/06


In other words, Amy Klobuchar is so eager to snatch defeat in Iraq that she doesn't even want to listen to the military experts. She advocates the Nike approach -- just do it -- which might work well when it comes to athletic workouts, but not so much when it comes to a war. What's more, there's the following:

If the president is unwilling to provide a plan [for the drawdown of American troops], Congress should call upon the Joint Chiefs of Staff to do so.

Amy Klobuchar For Senate Website


Amy Klobuchar apparently doesn't understand that the President is Commander-in-Chief, and that the Senate really doesn't have the power -- nor should it -- to go over the President's head and attempt to run military policy.

Finally, when she was asked on May 3 whether she supports Russ Feingold's resolution to censure the President -- or whether she favors impeachment of him -- her answers have been the same: No, not now. (Emphasis added).

It's amazing and disturbing that someone who is so clueless on so many subjects has a real chance to win a Senate seat. She's a disaster.

1 Comments:

Blogger Cliff said...

Q: So your desire to withdraw troops does not depend on the commanders agreeing with it. They should be told to do it and just told to find the best way to do it.

Very telling statement!

10:46 AM  

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