Barack Obama,  Hillary Clinton,  Iraq,  Iraq War

Iraq War Watch: Barack and Hillary Vote With Anti-Iraq War Democrats


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.

The vote in the United States Senate was 80-14 and two of the nays were Hillary and Barack.

Were they scared of the NUTROOTS or laying the ground work for their Fall campaigns for the Presidency?

Probably both

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.

And, there is criticism from the right.

John McCain:

“I 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,” McCain, who is running for the GOP presidential nomination, said. “This vote may win favor with MoveOn and liberal primary voters, but it’s the equivalent of waving a white flag to al Qaeda.”

Mitt Romney:

Romney argued that the vote “singularly 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.”

Rudy Giuliani:

The audio is here

Stay tuned……



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One Comment

  • Jim Smith

    I am SO VERY PLEASED to see that potential presidential candidates, Senators Clinton and Obama support the enemy and not our brave soldgers, sailors, airman and marines. Working in Iraq and seeing the REAL SITUATION here lets me know who NOT TO VOTE FOR.