Tuesday, October 23, 2007

"Obama mails back"

Ben Smith:
The argument over the Kyl-Lieberman amendment has spilled from the political blogs and Sunday shows and editorial pages to a place that actually matters -- Iowa mailboxes.

Obama released a piece this morning -- here's Mike Allen's story on it -- that assumes the same interest and familiarity with the issue that must have prompted Hillary to mail her defensive piece over the weekend.

In it, he doesn't mention Clinton, but notes that "other Democrats voted for the Kyl-Lieberman amendment." (The fact that he can't say he voted against it is a soft spot he doesn't need.) And it casts the amendment as a replay of the October 2002 Iraq vote, and a possible excuse for Bush to go to war with Iran.

Howie P.S.: The NY Times political blog The Caucus joins the fray with Can Obama Make Iran Clinton’s New Iraq?""



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