Carlson: Clinton's message to Iraqis is, "Go ahead and eat each other, we're leaving"

››› ››› JULIE MILLICAN

During his "Tucker Op-Ed" segment of the February 12 edition of MSNBC's Tucker, host Tucker Carlson appeared to accuse Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-NY) and "[j]ust about every prominent liberal in the Senate" of hypocrisy for urging President Bush to do more in Darfur while opposing the war in Iraq. Carlson claimed: "If the activist left has its way, U.S. troops would soon head to Africa to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur. ... Putting American lives at risk to avert humanitarian disaster? This is something that Hillary Clinton and her fellow liberals have categorically rejected in Iraq." Continuing, Carlson asserted: "Their message to suffering Iraqis is simple. Go ahead and eat each other, we're leaving."

Clinton has consistently expressed support for establishing a no-fly zone in Darfur, either to be enforced by the United Nations or by the United States "work[ing] with its NATO allies."

From the February 12 edition of MSNBC's Tucker:

CARLSON: But first, the most popular war in America hasn't even been waged yet. If the activist left has its way, U.S. troops would soon head to Africa to stop the ongoing genocide in Darfur. Just about every prominent liberal in the Senate has urged the White House to do more about Darfur. Prominent Hollywood celebrities agree, and in virtually every appearance, meanwhile, Hillary Clinton calls for the enforcement of a no-fly zone over Darfur. That's something that would require American pilots, at least.

Putting American lives at risk to avert humanitarian disaster? This is something that Hillary Clinton and her fellow liberals have categorically rejected in Iraq. Their message to suffering Iraqis is simple: Go ahead and eat each other, we're leaving. Yet, when it comes to Darfur, they call for the Bush administration to wade in and call him callous for not doing so. You'd think by now that opponents of the war in Iraq would have learned its most basic lesson, and that lesson is this: U.S. troops should be put at risk only to protect American lives. No other reason is good enough. It's a principle to live by and someone ought to remind them of it.

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National Security & Foreign Policy, War in Iraq
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MSNBC
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Tucker Carlson
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Tucker
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Hillary Clinton, 2008 Elections
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