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Rivals rip into Clinton over Iran vote

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    well, it was extremely doubtful Hillary would have received my '08 vote, but it's a certainty she won't now... unfortunately, she likely won over a lot of moderate conservative soccer moms who believe in "protecting America first" --- in the process cancelling out far more than my specific sub-demographic, which at least considered her for a while ...

    Rivals rip into Clinton over Iran vote


    The senator backed a resolution labeling the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist group. Obama and Edwards see shadows of her 2002 vote to authorize force in Iraq.

    http://www.latimes.com/news/nationw...ct12,1,2981633.story?coll=la-headlines-nation
    By Michael Finnegan, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
    October 12, 2007

    WASHINGTON -- Five years after she voted to authorize the U.S. invasion of Iraq, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is coming under attack from rivals in the presidential race for a recent vote that they say could bring the nation closer to war with Iran.

    On Thursday, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) added his voice to the criticism, comparing Clinton's vote on the measure to the "blank check" that he said she gave President Bush to wage war against Iraq.

    Last month, Clinton joined a majority of senators in voting for a resolution that labeled the Iranian Revolutionary Guard, a government-sponsored military organization, a terrorist group. Obama said Bush could use the measure to justify a military strike against Iran.

    Efforts by Obama and fellow Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards to highlight Clinton's Iran vote come as the two are struggling to break her campaign momentum by reviving questions about her 2002 vote authorizing U.S. force in Iraq. Clinton has refused to call that vote a mistake.
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