Thursday, July 05, 2007

Obama Disputes Claim of Sharing Clinton’s Stance on War

Kudos to Obama for correcting the Clinton's attempts at revisionist history:

Mr. Obama, of Illinois, was asked in an interview on MSNBC yesterday about Mr. Clinton’s point that the two senators have voted mostly the same way on Iraq.

“Well, I suppose that’s true if you leave out the fact that she authorized it and supported it, and I said it was a bad idea,” Mr. Obama said. “You know, that’s a fairly major difference.”

Mr. Obama then suggested that a fundamental question of judgment was at issue.

“I think very highly of Senator Clinton,” he said. “I think she is a wonderful senator from New York, but — and I think very highly of Bill Clinton. But I think that it is fair to say that we had a fundamentally different opinion on the wisdom of this war. And I don’t think we can revise history when it comes to that.”

No doubt they have similar approaches for getting out of this awful mess we're in, but on the most important decision -- whether to go in at all, a decision that historians may well define as the most important foreign policy decision by the U.S. in decades -- Obama got it right and Hillary wrote Bush a blank check.
May 18, 2007

Obama Disputes Claim of Sharing Clinton’s Stance on War

Senator Barack Obama yesterday directly challenged former President Bill Clinton’s assertions that Mr. Obama and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton hold the same essential positions on the Iraq war.


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