Baghdad, 13 January - While Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice began her trip to various Arab countries to hear their terms for the upcoming war in Iran, US Senator Hillary Clinton arrived in Baghdad as part of an effort to find the road to Damascus.
After meeting with top US commander General George Casey and Lieutenant General Ray Odiern, Senator Clinton flatly declared to ABC news channel she had found the elusive road to Damascus on a military map and now knows that the US or the Iraqi government could not succeed in stabilizing the country, saying "It took me a while to figure out but I don't know that the American people or the Congress at this point believe this mission can work."
And in the absence of a commitment by the AIPAC to back me for President, why should I believe them and say nothing?"
Senator Clinton described the situation in Iraq as "heartbreaking" and confessed "this is my third trip to Iraq. I've seen our boys dying but could not speak out until I had weighed the loss of support from the AIPAC towards the gain in support from the American people.
"I will make a great president," she concluded.