Just to be clear: The HRC spokespeople answered the question of whether operations in Iraq divert resources from Afghanistan very straightforwardly. She believes they do.
As for the second question:
2) If that is your position, aren’t you implying that she gets a pass on not attending those hearings simply because she didn’t give a great speech? Are we to assume that any time she doesn’t give a great speech on an issue she believes in that she shouldn’t be held accountable for not acting on those beliefs?
There was less clarity. But I think the shorter version of “she’s not head of a subcommittee” is “yes.”