Talking Tough on Osama
It's not exactly following him to the gates of Hell, but Sens. Obama and Clinton just gave tough answers to a question on whether they would take advantage of a 20 minute window to kill Osama bin Laden even if civilians would also be killed.
"Osama bin Laden has declared war on us," said Obama. "When you have a military target like Bin laden you take him out."
Clinton noted that "her husband" had tried to kill bin Laden and raised her hand when asked if she would authorize a missile to do the same under the scenario offered above. "If we could do it without a tremednous amount of collateral damage we would do it," said Clinton, adding that such action would be taken knowing the heavy responsibility it takes to make such a decision.
Dennis Kucinich declared that he was opposed to the "politics of assassination" and didn't believe a president should order the killing of bin Laden.
-- Chris Cillizza
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