Obama Agrees With Policy, But Decries Clinton Language On Iran Attack On Israel
On Meet The Press, while Barack Obama acknowledged that were he President he too would order an attack on Iran should it launch a nuclear attack on Israel, he does not like Hillary Clinton's tough language stating the same view.
Similarly, while Barack Obama does not reject Hillary Clinton's "umbrella of deterrence" proposal, he does not think it is smart to debate the proposal in a campaign for the Presidency. I kid you not. Obama said the Presidential campaign is the wrong place to discuss a serious foreign policy issue.
I point these statements out not to criticize Obama himself. Indeed, his statements are a political calculation that may work for him. My point here is that the ACTUAL POLICIES Clinton espoused were either embraced or not rejected by Obama. The substance of these issues is not disagreed with by Obama. But he is a politician and gives a political answer. They are all pols folks, and act accordingly.
Watching CNN's Late Edition, I see that Bill Richardson does not like the language either. I do not think this is smart politics from the Obama camp.
By Big Tent Democrat
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