Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton foresees a “remaining military as well as political mission” in Iraq, and says that if elected president, she would keep a reduced military force there to fight Al Qaeda, deter Iranian aggression, protect the Kurds and possibly support the Iraqi military.
She said in the interview that there were “remaining vital national security interests in Iraq” that would require a continuing deployment of American troops.
Matt Stoller over at MyDD gives sage advice, upon learning the news.
This stance deserves deep consideration by Democratic primary voters. It's a genuinely and deeply conservative foreign policy strategy, involving indefinitely keeping US troops in Iraq for unspecified national security interests while calling the war over.
Hillary Clinton's promise to continue the Iraqi occupation will become the Democratic Party platform if she is the nominee. This is a very dangerous roadmap for the Democrats.