Explaining at the last CNN debate that she didn't know Bush's war gun was loaded when voting in favor of the Iraq Resolution, Hillary Clinton stumbled off message, rolling orphan Annie eyes, talking in terms of megalomaniac Saddam Hussein in competition with Osama bin Laden.
When asked why she also voted against the Levin Amendment, (an Amendment asking for additional time so U.N. inspectors in Iraq could finish their job) Hillary launched into another winded excuse, suggesting it would have made the U.S. subservient to the U.N.
Moderator Wolf Blitzer gingerly inquired if she had been 'naive' to vote for the Iraq Resolution if she didn't realize it was a measure to take the country to war. "Good try, Wolf," she gushed, followed by a head sctaching reply about a totally different subject. The official title for the Resolution is: Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002. What part of English doesn't she get?
Hillary Clinton never read the 92 page Iraq Resolution, but she voted for it. It wasn't a case of the dog ate my homework. She never did her homework and admitted it. Too busy. Winged it. Instead, she read the 6 page summery. Basta. She was ready to vote on sending men and women halfway around the world to protect the U.S. against WMD.
Nearly 4,000 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq. That's about 40 soldiers dead for each page unread. Her reasoning: "Other Senators read the entire document and still voted in favor of the Iraq Resolution."
The final Obama - Clinton debate on CNN was not the anticipated punch down, drag out fight, but rather a well mannered exchange of views. No insults. Both parties displayed a degree of discipline and decorum. Her mantra: "I'm smart. I lived in the White House for eight years. I'll be ready from day one!"
Barack Obama argued, "It's more important to be right on day one. I was always against the war in Iraq, and I was right from day one."
Hillary didn't do her homework. She wasn't ready. That was her day one.
This is not a day two world.