Defending his comments about Nancy Pelosi to ABC News, Vice President Dick Cheney had this to say the Speaker’s position on the Iraq war:
“You also have to be accountable for the results. What are the consequences of that? What happens if we withdraw from Iraq?,” he said. “And the point I made and I’ll make it again is that al-Qaida functions on the basis that they think they can break our will. That’s their fundamental underlying strategy, that if they can kill enough Americans or cause enough havoc, create enough chaos in Iraq, then we’ll quit and go home. And my statement was that if we adopt the Pelosi policy, that then we will validate the strategy of al-Qaida. I said it and I meant it.”
Cheney’s comments define the divide between the pro-war and anti-war forces. The question is: who does Hillary Clinton really agree with — Dick Cheney or Nancy Pelosi?
More importantly: why do we still need to ask that question?