He’s from Chicago, just like Oprah.

He’s diverse!

In an October 2006 interview on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Obama highlighted the diversity of his extended family: “Michelle will tell you that when we get together for Christmas or Thanksgiving, it’s like a little mini-United Nations,” he said. “I’ve got relatives who look like Bernie Mac, and I’ve got relatives who look like Margaret Thatcher. We’ve got it all.”

In October 2002, before being elected to the U.S. Senate, Barack Obama made a speech opposing the Bush Administration’s plan to go to war in Iraq because he felt it was an ill-conceived venture which would “require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undermined cost, with undetermined consequences.” To set a new course for U.S. policy that can bring a responsible end to the war, Senator Obama introduced the Iraq War De-escalation Act in January 2007. He opposes funding for the war in Iraq that does not immediately begin the responsible removal of our troops from Iraq, with a clear timeline and end-date for this drawdown.

Hilary on Iraq: I WAS VOTING TO AVOID WAR: Authorizing Military Force In Iraq “Would Be More Likely To Avoid War.” Clinton defended her vote backing military action against Iraq saying it was a message to the United Nations and President Bush, not just Saddam Hussein. “I ultimately decided voting for the authorization would be more likely to avoid war than not,” Clinton said. “The idea there was a regime . . . with this kind of weaponry and this kind of intention could not be ignored. I [voted] saying to the president, ‘We expect you to do everything you can to work with the [U.N.] Security Council.'”



~ by k-rock and l-jive on May 26, 2008.

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