Sunday, March 29, 2015

Clinton pledges to bring home troops

Clinton has concluded her brief remarks. She again repeated the mantra that she is the commander ready to start on "day one," pledging to start bringing home troops in her first 60 days as president. "The fact is, there is no military solution to ’s civil war," she said. "A well planned withdrawal is the one and only path to a political solution, the only way to spur the Iraqis to take responsibility for their own future and to spur other countries to do their part to help secure that future." Clinton said she had "done her homework" and knew how to get the job done, referring to her time on the Armed Services Committee. She also took a dig at Obama's oratorical prowess.

Clinton pledges to bring home troops

Clinton has concluded her brief remarks.

She again repeated the mantra that she is the commander ready to start on "day one," pledging to start bringing home troops in her first 60 days as president.

"The fact is, there is no military solution to ’s civil war," she said. "A well planned withdrawal is the one and only path to a political solution, the only way to spur the Iraqis to take responsibility for their own future and to spur other countries to do their part to help secure that future."

Clinton said she had "done her homework" and knew how to get the job done, referring to her time on the Armed Services Committee. She also took a dig at Obama's oratorical prowess.

"I believe that what matters in this campaign is not just the promises we make to end the war.What matters is what we've done when it came time to match words with action. In the end the test is not the speeches a president delivers, it’s whether the president delivers on the speeches."

Clinton is now taking questions from reporters.

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