Last night on Fox News’s Hannity and Colmes, right-wing pundit Dick Morris claimed that if Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) becomes president, she “will not withdraw from Iraq.” His evidence? She’s a woman. “As a woman, she would not want that record,” Morris stated. Watch it:
Morris’s claim is completely baseless. Clinton has explicitly stated, “If we in Congress don’t end this war before January 2009, as president I will.” Moreover, she was recently one of just 14 senators who voted against the Iraq war funding bill because it didn’t contain a timeline for the withdrawal of U.S. troops. Other women in the House and the Senate, including Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA), and Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), also voted against the legislation.
Morris appears to be branding withdrawal from Iraq as a weak position that a woman running for president will want to avoid. But according to recent polls, a majority of Americans want a timetable for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. With over 3,500 U.S. troops now dead from the Iraq war and the Army warning that the longer we stay in Iraq, the more casualties will rise, the only position that’s weak is not having the courage to support a timetable for withdrawal.
HANNITY: I get this last question, putting you on record early, who, — I think the Republicans will win the election because the Democrats are now so positioned left and I think it will be very hard for them to overcome that. Agree or disagree?
MORRIS: Disagree. Hillary will be the next president. But let’s all work to try to stop it.
HANNITY: You really believe that?
COLMES: Let’s all work to make what’s best for the country happen and get out of this war in Iraq, something Hillary will do before Rudy will.
HANNITY: Hillary changes her mind every second.
MORRIS: You know what, Hillary will not withdraw from Iraq. As a woman, she would not want that record.
COLMES: We will talk about that the next time you are on the program.