I don’t oppose all wars. What I am opposed to is a dumb war. What I am opposed to is a rash war. What I am opposed to is the cynical attempt by Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz and other armchair, weekend warriors in this [Bush] administration to shove their own ideological agendas down our throats, irrespective of the costs in lives lost and in hardships borne.
(Illinois State Senator Barack Obama in September 2002 commenting on the upcoming House and Senate debate whether or not to give President Bush war powers to fight Saddam Hussein’s Iraq.)
Last Tuesday, Democrats and Independents in Hawaii and Wisconsin cast their US presidential primary and caucus election votes — Washington State also, but its primary votes that cost millions of dollars to process apparently mean nothing. (Mobocracy in action.) The Caucus held on 9 February mattered. If you count Washington, Senator Obama of Illinois by winning Hawaii and Wisconsin has won ten states in a row and it would seem that his momentum into March smacks of the inexorable.
As many of you know listening to me on television and radio or reading my HogueProphecy Bulletins and books since 1998, I have foreseen Hillary Clinton running and winning the presidency in 2008. Many of you also know my views on the amorphous qualities of future timelines. Tomorrow is ever in motion because of the actions we take in the present can change its course and outcome. A future event can be erased, or delayed by free choice practiced in the present. Even my speaking and writing to millions of people over the years about a future event in its small way influences changing that future.
Hillary Clinton may still play her own Clintonian version of “the comeback kid” when the coming wave of big state primaries vote on 4 March 2008. A Clinton resurgent in Texas, Ohio and later in Pennsylvania (22 April) might take her into the Democratic Convention in the lead in pledged and super delegates. However, I am reminded of the one weak link, or better, the wound seeping out of Hillary Clinton’s future bid to the presidency that might become mortal. I published the following caveat one year and two days before the coming Texas, Ohio primaries:
My “oracle” has never been surer — and constant for so long a time, since 1998 — that Hillary Clinton is destined to become president of the United States in 2008. If ever something might harpy over and clutch that destiny from her it is her prideful inability to publicly admit her mistake in judgment voting for the [Iraq] war in 2002. She can blame [President Bush] for his faults but not at the preclusion of an encounter with her own. Eventually she will have to admit her mistake. She will most likely do it when it is both harmless and politically charming to do so, but that is not any time soon. Competitors in the race to the White House, such as Barack Obama, will not let it go, come primary time.
Hillary Clinton’s Albatross (02 March 2007)
He has not let it go; moreover, being far left to Clinton’s centrist politics Obama appeals to the most enduring and liberal anti-Iraq war factions among democratic and independent supporters. These voters are a big factor in Obama’s victory momentum so far.
Be assured that Senator Clinton will not apologize for her mistaken vote that started a bloody war in the Middle East, no more than Senator Obama will stop side-stepping and flippantly dismissing the issue that his cult of oratory hides a marked lack of experience and substance necessary to be the next president of the United States in these dangerous times.
(22 February 2008)
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