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Obama Struggles to Find His Line

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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BARACK AND FORTH Obama

When it comes to his Iraq dance, has Barack Obama stolen his moves from Hillary Clinton? The freshman senator has been trying to position himself as the antiwar candidate in the Democratic presidential primary, but this weekend he told the Associated Press that he will support continued funding for the war—even if President Bush follows through on a pledge to veto any hard withdrawal date.

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That move puts Obama in lonely, treacherous waters—directly in opposition to Democrats like Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, who announced he will push to cut off funding for the war within a year.

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