Obama comes out swinging on the war
Barack Obama, still low-key, came out firm in his opposition of the war in Iraq.
"So when I bring this up, it's not to say I told you so,'' Obama said while looking at Clinton. "It's to give you an insight on how I would make decisions. The fact was this was a big strategic blunder. . . Once we had driven the bus into the ditch, there are only so many ways we could get out. The question is who was making the decision initially to drive the bus into the ditch? The fact is (Clinton) was ready to give into George Bush on day one on this critical issue," Obama said. "In fact, she facilitated and enabled this individual to make a decision that has been strategically damaging to the United States of America."
"With respect to Pakistan, I never said I would bomb Pakistan. What I said was that if we have actionable intelligence against Bin Laden or other key Al Qaida officials, and Pakistan is unwilling or unable to strike against them, we should," Obama said.