Lancaster, Pa. (AP) Hillary Rodham Clinton has told a group of young veterans that one lesson of the war in Iraq is not to commit troops “unless you are prepared to go all the way and are prepared to be successful.”
Speaking in Pennsylvania, Clinton was questioned politely about her plans to begin withdrawing troops within 60 days after taking office. The former first lady also says U.S. forces already have fulfilled the mission they were assigned.
She says the Iraqi government has failed to create a stable political system despite the U.S. effort and it doesn't make sense to stick around indefinitely in that situation.
Clinton's discussion with the vets will be broadcast by MTV to mark the fifth anniversary of the start of the war. The show is sponsored by the Associated Press and MTV.