I was surprised to find out today that Barack Obama isn’t being truthful about his Iraq War Voting record. I know I know, I’m bummed. I liked the guy. Up until today I would have supported him. Maybe I still do. But I’m not so sure anymore. How can people be so disingenuous about such big issues? And why has no one else mentioned this.
Barack Obama may have opposed the war in 2003, but he never voted against it. What?! You heard me right. He never actually voted against it. Why? How? Wha?
He didn’t vote against the war, because he didn’t become a senator until 2005, that’s why. When the debate and vote on whether or not there were weapons of mass destruction, or whether or not we would go to war with Iraq, Barack Obama was a state representative (local state politician, not national), for the 13th District of Illinois. He wasn’t there. He was just a twinkle in his Senate seat’s pants.
What!? How could this be? Haven’t we heard about how he was right from day one. What was day one for him? How can you be right from day one when your day one didn’t start until January of 2005?
If we are going to elect people on their ability to be "right" then elect me. I said in 2002 there were no weapons of mass destruction. I said we shouldn’t have gone in. Check this post. I wrote that back in March of 2003. I knew it was wrong. Props for Obama as an armchair foreign policy quarterback, but it sure as hell isn’t anything upon which to base your complete campaign.
I like the guy, but if he wasn’t a member of Congress, he had nothing to lose by taking that position. I had nothing to lose. I had no authority. He had no authority. I had no access to classified intelligence. He had no access to classified intelligence.
Now, as far as I’m concerned, Obama based his opposition to the war on a hunch.
Sounds remarkably like our current president, doesn’t it?