From the AP, HIllary Clinton’s not-unreasonable response to the GOP’s Rove-ian discipline on Iraq:
The senator and potential presidential candidate said the Democrats’ debate a day earlier on the Senate floor about war policy in Iraq was actually a sign of party strength, not weakness.
“Although unity is important it is not the most important value. It is, I think, a tribute to the Democratic Party at this moment in time that we are honestly and openly struggling with a lot of the difficult issues facing our country,” Clinton, D-N.Y., told the New Democrat Network.
Both Clinton and Chuck Schumber voted yesterday against the Kerry-Feingold troop withdrawal proposal, which called for a complete U.S. troop pull-out from Iraq by July 2007. Instead, they raised their hands for the non-binding Reid-Levin proposal, which called for the U.S. to begin a “phased redeployment” this year but set no timetable for a complete withdrawal.
— Josh Benson