Obama Supports Missile Defense?

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Sep 26, 2008 10:34 PM
Obama just bragged about supporting missile defense. 

The McCain rapid-response folks point out he has not ...

Barack Obama: "I Will Cut Investments In Unproven Missile Defense Systems." Obama: "I will cut tens of billions of dollars in wasteful spending. I will cut investments in unproven missile defense systems. I will not weaponize space. I will slow our development of future combat systems, and I will institute an independent defense priorities board to ensure that the quadrennial defense review is not used to justify unnecessary spending." (Barack Obama, Caucus4Priorities Response, 10/22/07)  

Barack Obama Said He Doesn't Agree With Missile Defense. "I, for example, don't agree with a missile defense system." (WTTW11's "Chicago Tonight," 1/17/01)

"In Addition, If Elected, Obama May Well Be The Only Senator In The United States Who Is Pledged To Cut U.S. Missile Defense System Research By As Much As $10 Billion." (Thomas Roeser, Op-Ed, "Think Kerry Is Liberal? Get A Load Of Obama," Chicago Sun-Times, 3/20/04)

Barack Obama Supported Legislation "That Would Move $50 Million From Missile Defense Accounts To The Cooperative Threat Reduction Program." (S. 1042, CQ Vote #311: Rejected 37-60: R 2-52; D 34-8; I 1-0, 11/8/05, Obama Voted Yea)