MSNBC's Tim Russert asked Obama and Clinton what they would do if the Iraq government, angry at the limited troop withdrawal, told Washington to pull all U.S. troops out of Iraq. Russert should have asked what the Dems would do if insurgents decimated residual forces that had trouble defending themselves because they lacked the numbers to fight back. And isn't limited engagement the Rumsfeld strategy that Democrats attacked before the 2006 election?
Answers to those questions might get the attention of those who think that a vote for Obama -- who opposed the war when Clinton voted for it in 2002 -- is a vote to end the war. When it isn't. In that, Barack Obama has something in common with Hillary Clinton.