There's something in the air, apparently. Or it's the anniversary of the Democrats' Original Sin.
First, from John Edwards, on Iran and Lieberman-Kyl:
Evidently, Senator Clinton and I learned two very different lessons from the Iraq war. I learned that if you give President Bush even an inch of authority, he will use it to sanction a war. As the New Yorker recently reported, the administration is actively preparing plans to attack Iran. Despite this clear evidence, Congress recently passed a bill to declare Iran’s Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, a bill Senator Clinton supported and that takes this nation one step closer to war. While Senator Clinton tries to argue both sides of the issue, the truth is her vote opens the door for the president to attack Iran. I believe we must not allow the president to use force against Iran when so many other diplomatic and economic options are still available.”
And then, Obama, in an interview with the Associated Press's Phil Elliott:
"What's clear when you look at her statements and her approach to the problem, she was too willing to give the president a blank check. There's been a little bit of revisionist history since that time, where she indicates she was only authorizing inspectors or additional diplomacy," Obama said. "I think everybody in Washington and people in New Hampshire and round the country understood this was a vote for war. The question is: Does she apply different judgment today?"
Obama criticized Clinton's vote in support of a bill that would designate Iranian special forces as a terrorist organization - "something that I think many of us would agree" - but blasted "language in the bill that would state that the structure of our forces in Iraq should, in some sense, be dependent on our need to check Iran."
Actually, the AP's lede seems to be more juiced up than Obama's phrasing.
Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's choices in the lead-up to the war in Iraq and unclear statements about torture should give voters pause, Democratic rival Barack Obama said on Wednesday, the fifth anniversary of Congress' vote to authorize military action there.
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