Democratic presidential candidate Senator Barack Obama (D-IL (L) listens to Senator Hillary Clinton (D-NY) speak in Orangeburg, South Carolina, April 26, 2007.Sens. Obama and Clinton earned praise from anti-war activists but criticism from Republicans on Friday for voting against a measure to pay for the Iraq war that sets no timetables for withdrawing U.S. troops.
Were they scared of the NUTROOTS or laying the ground work for their Fall campaigns for the Presidency?
But, in order to be successful on the latter President Bush and American troops must be unsuccessful in Iraq.
How disgusting is that? Betting against your own people.
â€œI was very disappointed to see Senator Obama and Senator Clinton embrace the policy of surrender by voting against funds to support our brave men and women fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan,â€ McCain, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, said. â€œThis vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but itâ€™s the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.â€
Romney argued that the vote â€œsingularly defines their lack of leadership and serves as a glaring example of an unrealistic and inexperienced worldview on national security that is regrettably shared by too many of their fellow Capitol Hill Democrats.â€