In my Daily Standard column, I discuss the efforts of mainstream Democrats to find a middle ground between a prompt withdrawal from Iraq and a withdrawal when conditions on the ground permit. The emerging “solution” is withdrawal during a fixed time frame in the future. During the Clinton presidency, this type of difference splitting was called triangulation.
Not to be outdone, Hillary Clinton is seeking to triangulate her party’s triangulation. According to the Washington Post, Senator Clinton rejects a fixed timetable which, she recognizes, “the terrorists can exploit.” But she also rejects a non-time specific policy, such as finishing the job, because it “has no ending attached to it.”
How to split the difference between not having a timetable and having one? Bill Clinton, call your wife.