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Hillary the Hawk

Hillary Clinton calls for the resignation of Donald Rumsfeld. How nervous is the Lamont-Lieberman spectacle in Connecticut making her? Democratic primary voters look set to take out their anger on a Democrat who strongly supports the war ... a New Democrat who has the full backing of a certain former president, currently of Chappaqua. Those 2008 Democratic primary waters might feel just a bit colder for Hillary after August 8.

Nonetheless, Hillary's made the right choice in supporting the war. She wouldn't even stand a chance in the general election if not for her hawkishness. Better to have some hurdles to overcome in the primaries as opposed to a mountain to climb in the general -- at least when you're in as strong a position as far as fundraising and institutional support as is the former first lady.