Hillary and her Iraq vote
by Mike999, Sat Feb 16, 2008 at 10:27:17 AM EST
Yes, Hillary voted for the war (as Obama and his supporters describe her vote), but she was dooped into it like almost all of the world was. American support, at the time, was greater than 80%! Bush, and his cronies, fooled everyone with their lies. Obama supporters forget a statement he made reported by ABC News Jonathan Greenberger on May 17, 2007 (and repeated numerous times):
""I think what people might point to is our different assessments of the war in Iraq," Obama said at the time, "although I'm always careful to say that I was not in the Senate, so perhaps the reason I thought it was such a bad idea was that I didn't have the benefit of U.S. intelligence."
But this morning, Obama attacked Clinton head-on for her initial support of the war, and even accused her of trying to "revise history" on the vote."
Later in the article:
"In fact, Obama's Senate voting record on Iraq is nearly identical to Clinton's. Over the two years Obama has been in the Senate, the only Iraq-related vote on which they differed was the confirmation earlier this year of General George Casey to be Chief of Staff of the Army, which Obama voted for and Clinton voted against. Just last week, in an interview with ABC's George Stephanopoulos, Obama conceded that his position on the war is not the "polar opposite" of Clinton's."