From Betsy's Page:
Senate critics of our war effort in Iraq got to talk to military leaders in Iraq and didn't seem to hear what they wanted to hear. Hillary Clinton got to try out one of her campaign slogans on General Abizaid and he handed it right back to her.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) took exception with Abizaid's talk of all the steps that the Iraqi government needs to take. "Hope is not a method," she told him. "We've had testimony now for four years about what 'must be done' -- and it doesn't get done."
Abizaid shot back: "I would also say that despair is not a method."