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"When I looked at the issue, I saw a weak case on the part of the administration," said Sen. Barack Obama at Sunday night's democratic debate in reference to the Iraq war.
Weak indeed. I remember thinking the same thing, but it is hard to believe that it was a whole four years ago when entry into Iraq was the hot issue of debate.Barack Obama has won favor with me, as I sure he will with others, because he voted not to allow President Bush to go into Iraq at a time when the public wanted to give Bush that power.
Support for the Iraq war has been steadily declining among the American public - a fact made evident by a recent CBS poll. Only 35 percent of Americans say the U.S. did the right thing by invading Iraq, 76 percent say the war is going badly (a 10 percent increase this month), and 47 percent say the war is going very badly.
While I haven't decided who to vote for in any coming elections, Obama's vote not to allow Bush to go into Iraq bodes well with me. After Kerry's attempt at the presidency three years ago, I think it's especially important to avoid the words "flip flop" at all costs.
Nick Schwerin, news editor