Hillary may be more hawkish than liberal supporters realize, Michael Crowley concludes after a lengthy look at the senator's history. Many assume she supported the Iraq war to look tough and won’t back down to avoid the label of flip-flopper. But long before 9/11, she was scornful of those who support military action only in easily winnable, "splendid little wars."
She pushed President Clinton to bomb Kosovo despite opposition from military brass. She bridled against criticism of the Clinton administration’s intervention elsewhere. Once, in the 1970s, she even tried to join the Marine Corps.