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  •  Obama so strong on Iraq...why would he care (0+ / 0-)

    about Klein and Kos getting into a he said/she said dust up over minutiae in their separate misrepresentations of Obama's position on Iraq?

    Sheesh...talk about a waste time.

    In Klein you have a corrupt journalist who was pretending to be Time White House correspondent while writing a novel about White House and making "news" fit his fiction to sell more books.

    In Kos you have an Edwards supporter who claims Iraq is central issue of this decade, who's business is built on Iraq issue yet he lobbies for one of the Iraq war's leading supporters (Edwards) over one of Iraq war's leading opponents (Obama).

    Definitely a case of let's you and him fight for Obama.

    •  leading supporters? (0+ / 0-)

      It sounds to me like you're the one making the news fit your fiction.

      Obama should care that three different mainstream news outlets have reported three contradictory positions.  He ought to clear up what his position is.  Frankly I'm giving Obama the benefit of the doubt for now, but he should have cleared things up sooner.

      AP - reported he favored quickly approving the funds without a timeline

      Chicago Sun Times reported, tweleve days later (after he was in all of those headlines), that he says he never suggested approving the funds without a timeline.

      Klein is now reporting that he favors approving "a clean bill", perhaps of shorter duration.  And he is opposed to another bill with a timeline.

      Markos accurately represented Obama's position as reported by the AP.  If Obama's position was misquoted or misrepresented, he should have responded sooner than 12 days after the fact--this was a pretty big headline at the time.  

      And if Klein's story is also misrepresenting Obama's position, he should correct that as well.  Obama is trying to run for president here.  He needs to better control his message.

      And blaming Markos for your preferred  candidate's inability to get his story straight is disingenuous.

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