Republican-Bashing on Iraq
On an issue -- Iraq -- that was expected to be one of the flash points of this Democratic race, Obama and Clinton largely gave each other a pass on their differences, choosing instead to hit Republicans.
Clinton went first -- condemning the President's approach in Iraq as a "irresponsible abdication of what should be a presidential commitment to end what he started."
Obama picked up where Clinton left off, taking a shot at John McCain for his "profound lack of understanding that we have a whole host of global threats out there."
Obama did take a subtle shot at Clinton's original vote for the use of force resolution against Iraq in 2002 and received an extended applause for a favorite stump line: "We will be as a careful getting out as we were careless getting in."
CNN's Wolf Blitzer gave Clinton a chance to respond, calling Obama's comments a "clear swipe" at the New York Senator. She made a joke of the matter, again turning her rhetorical fire to Bush and McCain.
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