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.