"I think what is motivating the Iraqi government is the debate in the political campaign here. They know they will no longer have a blank check from George Bush, that I will withdraw troops from Iraq. And I believe that will put even more pressure on the Iraqis to finally make the decisions that they have to make."
Quite the contrast from her position a few months ago:
RUSSERT: Senator Clinton, Democrats all across the country
believed in 2006 when the Democrats were elected to the majority in
the House and Senate that that was a signal to end the war, and the
war would end.
You have said that you will not pledge to have all troops out by
the end of your first term, 2013. Why not?
CLINTON: Well, Tim, it is my goal to have all troops out by the
end of my first term. But I agree with Barack; it is very difficult
to know what we are going to be inheriting. Now, we do not know,
walking into the White House in January of 2009 what we are going to