Thursday, January 11, 2007


"We're not going to baby sit a civil war," Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., told NBC's "Today" Show. He said the Democratic-controlled Congress would not undercut troops already in Iraq but would explore ways to restrict the president from expanding the mission.

Senator Obama also appeared on Larry King after the President's speech last night and with deliberate and measured words disagreed with the President's proposal.

Interesting to note: Hillary Clinton has yet to be seen or heard on the subject. Perhaps her "handlers" don't wish for her to go on the record with any statements so she can't be questioned about them during her campaign for President, but as a sitting US Senator, she is wise to take a stand and make a statement. Failure to respond to a major issue such as Iraq, and failure to commit any words or comments regarding it is telling. Being from New York, I am truly disappointed in her inability to take a stand one way or the other on this major issue. Time will tell if she will take a stand, but her failure to take a stand makes it look like she is waiting to see which way "the wind blows" before making any statements of note.

If this is indicative of the way she would run a campaign or a Presidency, her hesitant or NON response is telling. She voted FOR the war in Iraq, which is surprising given her nature to "investigate" things before taking any action, it appears she did not investigate the President's motives for the war in Iraq before voting for it and gave in to pressure from a severely hurt and depressed state of citizens who were most affected by 9/11. She now is back peddling on her initial vote, but it is interesting to note not much has been heard from her of late.

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