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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

John Deeth Blog: Afghanistan: Obama has told us before

Excerpted from this post at John Deeth Blog

He told us before, you know. Waaaay back in 2002, state senator Barack
Obama told us that Iraq was the wrong war and Afghanistan was the war
we needed to fight. No one imagined that seven years later, President
Obama would be in a position to turn that policy statement into
action. But that's what's going to be announced tonight, and despite
the years of advance notice, those of us on the left are feeling let
down. The 2008 general election turned on economic issues, but back in
2007, when no one but Longtime Party Activists In Iowa -- you know,
the kind of people reading this post -- was paying attention, it was
about the war. The peace movement was key to Obama's caucus win.
Hillary Clinton gave him the opening. Focused on general election
politics and presuming a slam-dunk primary win whenever she chose to
run for president, she chose to "look tough" in the fall of 2002 and
voted for Bush's Iraq war.


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