IT’S NOT ENOUGH TO HAVE THE RIGHT SENTIMENTS — you must have them at the proper time:

Hillary Clinton, who has criticized rival Barack Obama for saying the use of nuclear weapons in Pakistan and Afghanistan should be “off the table,” expressed a nearly identical sentiment about Iran a year ago, the Associated Press is reporting this afternoon.

After Obama made his remarks about nuclear weapons, Clinton said, “I don’t believe that any president should make any blanket statements with respect to the use or non-use of nuclear weapons.” But in an April 2006 interview with Bloomberg Television, the AP reports, Clinton, when asked about reports that the Bush administration was considering a nuclear strike against Iran’s nuclear program, said: “I have said publicly no option should be off the table, but I would certainly take nuclear weapons off the table. This administration has been very willing to talk about using nuclear weapons in a way we haven’t seen since the dawn of a nuclear age. I think that’s a terrible mistake.”

Clinton’s campaign says things are different now. Yep.