Nancy Boyda released a statement about General Petraeus testimony yesterday. The header says she released it after his testimony, but the generality of the statement and the fact she stuck to the same lines she was giving everyone this summer indicates it was written before the testimony.
In an attempt to play to the middle of the second district, Boyda has changed her tune in recent months, saying we need to get out of Iraq to prepare for future terrorist attacks. It's her mushy stance she hopes will keep the liberals from abandoning her while appealing to "pro-defense" Independents (I have documented on this blog the many times Boyda has changed her stance on Iraq, so it's no surprise she's moving on the issue again).
In hindsight, I tend to agree that going into Iraq, we didn't have the right plan to win the peace. However, hindsight is ALWAYS 20/20. And, I don't think there's any question that if we pull our troops out of Iraq now, we better prepare for future terrorist attacks here at home because the terrorists won't be fighting us there and can deploy over here.
The statement goes on to indicate that terrorists are very strong in Iran, Syria and North Korea and are growing stronger in 60 countries. So, is Nancy saying that if terrorists attack us from one of these other 60 countries that she is OK with sending our troops over to attack that country . . . if so, she can forget about appeasing the liberals . . .
At the end of her press release, Boyda disavowed the MoveOn.org ad against General Petraeus. Of course, she still thinks it was OK for her to call retired General Keane a liar who was insulting our military . . .
Dedicated to the proposition that Nancy Boyda is a one termer.