In a previous post, I noted that Bill Clinton’s references to “President Bush’s neo-cons” conveniently overlooked “neo-con” influence in the Democratic party and in his own administration. Walter Slocombe at the Pentagon. James Woolsey at CIA.
But maybe Clinton was trying to signal a change. Perhaps the Democratic party wants to make a bid to become the party of the Right Arabist foreign policy establishment.
Add this to the evidence pile: Hillary Clinton did a little singing from the same songbook over at the New York Daily News.
“If we could get some adult supervision right now in the administration with respect to their war strategy, this could be handled,” she said…
“I believe that if President Bush woke up tomorrow and said that he would substitute Jim Baker or Colin Powell or Brent Scowcroft or somebody who actually knows how to do things in the real world for Rumsfeld, I think the entire world would say ‘Okay, you’ve got another chance, we want to listen to you again.'”
Going for the George H.W. Bush vote in 2008?
Good luck with that.