obama's record on the war in Iraq

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    Did you realize Obama actually voted against a withdrawl from Iraq in June of
    '06? Then he voted for a withdrawl from Iraq in April of '07? How convenient that he voted for a withdrawl when it was politically advantageous, hmm? But you haven't heard very much of his conflicting votes in the media, wonder if we will hear it in the general election debate?
     
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    Well that is enough for Maineman.
     
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    I would like to see the wording of the 2006 resolution before I place much stock in this...and again... he has been against this war from before it began...Hillary voted for it.
     
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    Not to mention he didn't source it. So a) who knows if it's true or not; and b) who knows what else was attached to it.
     
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    Ohh so if it had some pork for Obama it would have been a ok ehh?
     
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    who's talking about pork? I'm talking about things that matter.

    you guy never do *get* stuff like changing a vote when a bill is amended. It's almost pathological, actually. And again, it's unsourced, so who knows if it's even true?

    Where are your usual demands for "proof"?

    I'll wait.
     
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    I haven't said it is true. Just noting how your trying to cover in case it is. As for changing a vote for procedural reasons Obama is not likely to be the one ask to do that. Rather the leader of his party would. Unless of course Obama was the one that created the bill in the first place, then he might get the job.

    So to recap, it is ok to vote FOR the war as long as you GET SOMETHING out of it? Does that about sum up your position?
     
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    vote 181 S 2766: Would have set a firm withdrawl date from Iraq....Obama voted No

    vote 147 H R 1591: Would have set benchmarks and a timetable for withdrawl of troops from Iraq....Obama voted yes
     
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    Which he has proposed during his campaign.
     

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