So far, of the declared candidates for president, the only one who voted for the Iraq War is the Democrat.
I recently made that observation on Twitter, and the response was instructive. I will refrain from reprinting the more piquant language from Hillary Clinton'ssupporters, but one common theme was that I am a fool. Sens. Ted Cruz, Rand Paul and Marco Rubio weren't in theSenate for the Iraq war vote, many shrieked.
In case you haven't been paying attention, you might be interested to know that the Iraq War was not popular, especially among Democrats. If you had to pick a single position that allowed Barack Obama to pull ahead in the 2008 Democratic primaries, his opposition to the war would almost certainly be it.
It still looms large in the liberal mind: Mr. Obama frequently uses the Iraq War as proof of his foreign policy wisdom, which is otherwise unearned by evidence or argument.
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