Beltway Happenings
March 17, 2008--In a major policy speech on Iraq, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) outlined steps she would take to end the war "as responsibly and quickly as possible." [transcript, fact sheet]
Responses: A statement from the McCain campaign communications director Jill Hazelbaker charged Clinton with making "intellectually dishonest attacks."  The Obama campaign held a conference call in the afternoon.  Obama senior foreign policy advisor Susan Rice termed Clinton's speech "in large measure a recapitulation and repackaging of the speech Sen. Obama gave on Sept. 12."  Rice said Clinton left a number of questions unanswered and is playing politics with the issue of Iraq.

Ed. note: Clinton's remark "I remember landing under sniper fire" at the beginning of the speech seriously hurt her campaign.

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