Durbin disagrees with Obama on Iran: The Swamp
 
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Posted October 12, 2007 4:08 PM
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by John McCormick

The senior senator from Illinois is predicting a strong showing in Iowa's presidential caucuses for the junior senator from Illinois, but he disagrees with some of the statements his colleague is making about a recent vote involving Iran.

Asked by Bloomberg Television whether it is fair to compare a vote backing the use of military force against Iraq with one made recently to label the Iranian Revolutionary Guard as a terrorist organization, Sen. Dick Durbin challenges some of the statements made by Sen. Barack Obama.

"It’s rare that Barack and I disagree on an issue of this magnitude," he said in an interview to be aired today. "I have the same concerns that Barack Obama does about this administration and what they might do with the power that they have. But I don't think this resolution gives them a green light to do anything.''

The dispute over the Iran vote has also been playing out in Iowa today, as reported earlier in the Swamp by the Tribune's Rick Pearson.

Durbin also predicted a strong showing for Obama in Iowa.

"Iowa is gong to be the springboard," he said. "On the ground, he has the best operation in Iowa by far."

Bloomberg's report on the interview is linked here.

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The question goes back to the resolution passed that authorized use of force against Iraq. Did that resolution give authority to the president to attack "Iraq and other known-knowns, known-unknowns, unknown-unknowns, and guys with the name Charlie"? Known "terrorists organizations" might fall under that category.


Actually Dick, it does. Just by naming them 20 years later as a terrorist group give THE IMPERVIOUS DICK the green light on specific targets.

WHERE IS THE PROOF AMERICA. RHETORIC IS ALL WE GET. SHOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE THE WEAPONS SEIZED THAT ARE FROM IRAN. BUT ALSO SHOW THE AMERICAN PEOPLE ALL OF THE WEAPONS SEIZED FROM SUNNI TRIBEs.

OBAMA WAS RIGHT THE FIRST TIME, HE IS RIGHT THE SECOND TIME. Congress is rubber stamping the rhetoric that comes from the White House.

DICK, OBAMA, WHAT ABOUT THE NUKES THAT FLEW OVER AMERICAN SKIES. INVESTIGATE THAT. WHO FLEW THAT PLANE AND WHY?
WHO LOADED SIX NUKES WITH NO CHECKS AND BALANCES.

THERE ARE A GREAT MANY OF GENERALS ROLLING OVER IN THEIR GRAVES TRYING TO FIGURE THIS ONE OUT!

JACK BAUER WHERE ARE JACK?


Dickie Durbin wants to keep Obama ona leash. He's for Hil everybody knows it he carried water for a disbarred lawyer and felon Bill Clinton. Dickie's got two balls in the air whichever lands voila. Durbin doesn't care about Obama or Hil. Durbin cares only for Durbin. Jerry White, Springfield, IL


STUPID OBAMA- GRAB MONRY FIRST DINT VOTE/CRAZY GUY.


Are LAURA! and ROGER MORRIS! one and the same person?


Is Durbin nitpickin’ Obama?! Everyone…PLEASE… quit with the blah-blah-blah & bring back our troops AND our jobs! We’ll never make a difference for Middle East countries that have been at war for thousands & thousands of yrs.

Several of us voted for Obama & several other Demos just so we’d bring back our troops & minimize our ties with the Middle East, focus on healthcare, falling economy, gouging gas prices, electric/interest rates, foreclosures, shipping out our jobs. What was I thinking?!

If we pulled ALL our troops from ALL foreign countries & had them patrol our U.S. borders, MAYBE we won't have to worry about terrorists. MAYBE I’ll just WASTE my vote on gay or abortion issues rather than pipedreams.


Dick's saying, "hey man what's up with you? I gotta run again, but you're effectively throwing me under the bus on this one in your quest for the Whitehouse. I'm not about to be collaterally damaged by you wreckless ambition."


Dick Durbin probably disagreed with Obama on the Iraq vote. In fact he did disagree and guess who was right. Because you disagree with someone does not mean that you are right. What Congress did in 02 was give Bush an inch and he took a mile. This resolution gives him slightly less than an inch, and we all hope that he has enough sense left not to take another mile.


durbin endorse oabam then now he disagrees with oabam oabam ditn show up vote in iran- hes eccentric and chauvensitic guy. he sounds like a thug guy- he twis everythingvery naughty nigger.tiwsting to his own liking.


Durbin doesn't care about Obama or Hil. Durbin cares only for Durbin. Jerry White, Springfield, IL

Posted by: Jerry White | October 12, 2007 7:43 PM

I'm sure the doctor has told you this already, skippimg your meds is not a good idea. When you've stablized you'll see how crazy your comment really is.


More maniacal meanderings from the Demented John E:

I'm sure the doctor has told you this already, skippimg your meds is not a good idea. When you've stablized you'll see how crazy your comment really is.

Posted by: John D's analyst | October 13, 2007 5:28 AM

Johnny E.,I'd love to analyze you. That process would use some good ole fashioned electric shock therapy!!

And, hmmmm, posting this at 4:30 am central??? Another drinking and drug binge last night???


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