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Obama and McCain in Crossfire Over Iraq

March 19, 2008
By Caren Bohan

FAYETTEVILLE, North Carolina (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama criticized Republican John McCain on Wednesday for misidentifying Iraqi extremists, saying he fails to understand the war has emboldened U.S. enemies.

Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks ...
Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Barack Obama D-Ill., speaks at The Society of Irish Women St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, Monday, March 17, 2008, in Scranton, Pa.  On Wednesday he said if he is elected president he will start to remove U.S. troops from Iraq “immediately.”
(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

On the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the war took center stage on the U.S. campaign trail.

Obama attacked both McCain and his Democratic opponent, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as representing conventional thinking in Washington that needs to be changed in the November election. McCain and Clinton backed a 2002 resolution supporting U.S. military action against Iraq.

US Republican candidate John McCain visits the Western Wall ...
US Republican candidate John McCain visits the Western Wall in Jerusalem. McCain touts his foreign policy expertise at every turn, but he has given Democrats ammunition against his experience by wrongly saying Iran trains Al-Qaeda members.
(AFP/Menahem Kahana)

Clinton’s campaign spokesman Phil Singer accused Obama of taking “practically no action to end the war until he started his White House run while Senator Clinton has been a consistent critic of Iraq for many years.”

As a senator from Illinois, Obama has voted for imposing timetables for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, a position Clinton also has been supporting.

On the fifth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, the war took center stage on the U.S. campaign trail.

Obama attacked both McCain and his Democratic opponent, New York Sen. Hillary Clinton, as representing conventional thinking in Washington that needs to be changed in the November election. McCain and Clinton backed a 2002 resolution supporting U.S. military action against Iraq.

Clinton’s campaign spokesman Phil Singer accused Obama of taking “practically no action to end the war until he started his White House run while Senator Clinton has been a consistent critic of Iraq for many years.”

As a senator from Illinois, Obama has voted for imposing timetables for withdrawing U.S. troops from Iraq, a position Clinton also has been supporting.

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