Obama Does it Again: Democrats Hate the Troops
by Vox Populi, Thu Apr 12, 2007 at 07:19:43 PM EDT
On the heels of his "playing chicken with the troops" comment, which implied that Democrats who supported defunding the war were playing a game, Obama did it again.
Yesterday on CNN, the Senator said:
"I am not yet at the point where I am prepared to say that I am going to cut off funding, partly because I spent a lot of time in Iowa, in Illinois, in small communities where every town hall meeting I have I meet with a mother whose son or daughter is in Iraq and they are concerned not only about getting them home but also concerned about getting them home safely and making sure they've got the night vision goggles and the armor and so forth," he told Wolf Blitzer.
What Senator Obama is saying is that it is irresponsible to withdraw funding for the war. He is implying that Democrats who support defunding are not giving proper body armor and equipment to the soldiers on the ground.
The story can be found here: http://rawstory.com/news/2007/Obama_take s_heat_for_remarks_on_0411.html
Dennis Kucinich, a true anti-war candidate who actually is the lone Democrat running who voted against the war in 2002, had this to say about Obama:
"He's voted to fund the war at least ten times, each time, it's like reauthorizing it all over again. If they keep voting to fund the war, it's not credible to say they are for peace."
So, do you agree with Kucinich? Is voting to fund the war the same as reauthorizing it? And can an office-holder vote to continue war and credibly call themselves anti-war?