Friday, May 25, 2007

Hillary, Obama Vote Against Funding U.S. Troops

Hillary, Obama Vote Against Funding U.S. Troops

Courting the anti-war constituency, Democratic presidential rivals Hillary Rodham Clinton and Barack Obama both voted against legislation that pays for the Iraq war but lacks a timeline for troop withdrawal.

"I fully support our troops" but the measure "fails to compel the president to give our troops a new strategy in Iraq," said Clinton, a New York senator.

"Enough is enough," Obama, an Illinois senator, declared, adding that President Bush should not get "a blank check to continue down this same, disastrous path."

Their votes Thursday night continued a shift in position for the two presidential hopefuls, both of whom began the year shunning a deadline for a troop withdrawal.



Blogger Brooke said...

Now THAT'S support for 'ya, huh?


10:30 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

As Tom Delay once said:
"You can support the troops without supporting the President"
That was in 1999 by the way

10:31 AM  
Anonymous catfleas said...

It's sickens the stomach how dem candidates only posture is to do what gets votes, not to do what's right...and sane.

6:54 PM  
Blogger VerityINK said...

ANON. Nobody ever said DeLay was right. If I'D quoted him, you'd have dragged out his legal difficulties to discredit him, so I'm puzzled as to why you'd quote him as an authority now...

7:40 PM  

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