You may be disappointed with the title of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s memoir “Hard Choices.” A better one, that I can’t get out of my head, would be a picture of her on the cover and the quote, “What Difference, At This Point, Does It Really Make?” The about sums her up. It’s the attitude that she has displayed throughout her tenure in Washington, D.C. especially her vote to go into Iraq. My friend Gene Healy, in an article appearing in The DC Examiner and at Cato writes:
Judging by the early reviews, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s new memoir, “Hard Choices,” is a cautious, poll-tested tome, drafted with an eye toward 2016.
But she says at least one interesting thing in the book.
On her 2002 vote to authorize the Iraq War, Secretary Clinton writes: “I thought I had acted in good faith and made the best decision I could with the information I had. … But I still got it wrong.”
What a strange formulation! Was then-Senator Clinton dissociated from her own mental state in the post-9/11 fog of war? “I thought I had acted in good faith,” but … I later found out my motives were base and mercenary?
Well, as the lady herself noted some 20 years ago, it’s not easy to figure out “who we are as human beings in this post-modern age.”
“What difference, at this point, does it make?” you might ask. Actually, Clinton’s role in the worst foreign policy disaster in 30 years is highly relevant to her fitness for higher office.