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Postcards From Iran?

Voters in Iowa, long accustomed to random issue mailings during caucus season, are now finding dueling mailers from Democratic presidential candidates in the mail slots on the subject of Iran.

Sen. Hillary Clinton was first, sending out a notice intended to assuage fears about her recent vote designating the Iranian Revolutionary Guard a terrorist entity.

Sen. Barack Obama has now followed up with his own--comparing his opposition to the recent Senate vote to his original opposition to the war in Iraq. (Obama, for the record, did not vote that day, but said he was against the measure). "Barack Obama is the ONLY major candidate for president to oppose both the Iraq War from the very start and the Senate amendment that raises the risk of war with Iran.". Former Sen. John Edwards: where's your postcard?

--Anne E. Kornblut

By Washington Post editors  |  October 23, 2007; 10:22 AM ET
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Regardless of your position on Iran - don't worry, Hillary Clinton has come out agreeing with you:

Posted by: sunwolf78 | October 23, 2007 3:08 PM | Report abuse

Dem primary voters need to ask themselves: do they want to nominate a candidate who has to act 'hawkish' in order to appear credible as commander in chief, or do they want a nominee that sticks to a consistent, credible position on foreign policy? There are multiple good alternatives to the candidate who apparently can't make up their mind whether or not its 'naive and irresponsible' to hold diplomatic meetings with Iranian leaders.

Posted by: bsimon | October 23, 2007 2:01 PM | Report abuse

Hillary needs to do some explaining to the progressive wing of the party.One thing is clear, if she is nominated she neutralizes the Iraq issue which is why the Republicans are praying for her nomination.Obama is the candidate they truly fear, since he is the only viable candidate to vote against this war that has slaughtered tens of thousands of innocent Iraqi civilians.Hillary continues to support a bill written by the two most hawkish of politicians in her friend Liebermann and that loon Kyle.She is doing this for the national campaign and thus is willing to continue this slaughter for political expediency.What cowardice.

Posted by: jmarcuc | October 23, 2007 1:17 PM | Report abuse

Senator Hillary Clinton is no war mongerer like our current President Bush. In today's post 911 world Hillary is a hawk and she has every right to be a hawk in condemning Iran in every way.

President Bush on one hand vetoed $35 Billion over 10 years for SCHIP yet he is asking a raise of $48 Billion on his war budget which is already over 100 Billion. Why can't the Congress fight the war funding so our troops come home in a timely manner.

I sense some hidden amount of jealousy in Lynn vis a vis Hillary. After all both are married to a Vice President and a ex-President. But Hillary has carved out a future for herself that Lynn Chenney can not even dream of! Yet while making the round of talk shows Lynn touts her husband but can not see another female rise in the political ranks though in the opposition.

On The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Lynn boasted of the Bush record of no terrorist attack on American interest around the world but she forgot to mention the slaugter of 3800 Americans in Iraq war and 13,000 wounded out of which 6000 are very seriously wounded. She forgot that her husband Vice President Dick Chenney the architect of the Iraq war, shoulders the responsibility of the American deaths and disabilities on the Iraq front.

The Iraq war has run longer than the whole of World War II with no end in sight for DECADES to come. This Iraq War with Bush's agenda of Mid-East "Freedom and Democracy" will be fought by our children and grand children unless we have a grand diplomatic solution by the next President Hillary Clinton.

Posted by: ajain31 | October 23, 2007 1:03 PM | Report abuse

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