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Obama Jabs Back at Opponents Over Iraq War

We expected Clinton to be on the receiving end of the verbal attacks from other Democrats tonight.

Instead it is Obama who is under attack.

Sen. Chris Dodd (Conn.) said Obama was "wrong" to broach the possibility of invading Afghanistan.

Obama was clearly fed up and used his response to create separation between himself and all of the other candidates on stage. "I find it amusing that those who helped to authorize and engineer the biggest foreign policy disaster [in American history]...are now criticizing me for making sure we are on the right battlefield and not the wrong battlefield in the war on terror," Obama roared as the crowd cheered wildly.

Clinton was given a chance to hit back but did so only obliquely. "I do not believe people running for president should engage in hypotheticals," she said, adding it is a "very big mistake to telegraph that and destabilize the Musharraf regime." Clinton's response was greeted with some boos.

By washingtonpost.com Editors  |  August 7, 2007; 7:56 PM ET
Categories:  Eye on 2008  
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