Monday, February 11, 2008

The Iraq War, Obama & a Quote... ¿Quién Sabe?

Throughout the blogosphere, Obama supporters with the help of his national campaign minions keep reminding voters how the junior senator from Illinois opposed the Iraq war right from the start.

For the record, Obama never voted against going to war because he wasn't in the Senate. Talk about the absolution of a short congressional record.

Seriously folks, does any Obama supporter truly believe he would've voted against giving Bush authorization for going to war after party hacks like Frum and his ilk were done whispering sweet little nothings in his ear about future political viability ALA Edwards???

Moreoever, based on Obama's Senate record, it's kinna odd to claim to be against a war that one continues to fund, especially after vacillating when it truly mattered: that is, when one's political future was at stake.

If a person wants to vote for Obama, please do so with the howler's blessing but don't delude yourself into thinking Obama would've voted any differently than Sen. Hillary Clinton.

My proof? This priceless gamey quote from Obama in '04 when he ran for the Senate and parsed a direct question as to how he might've voted:

In 2004, Sen. Obama said he didn't know how he would have voted on the Iraq War resolution.

‘When asked about Senators Kerry and Edwards' votes on the Iraq war, Obama said, "I'm not privy to Senate intelligence reports,’ Mr. Obama said.

‘What would I have done? I don't know. What I know is that from my vantage point the case was not made.’

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