Obama: U.S. troops must leave Iraq if no reforms

first_img“You are invisible to the oil companies earning record profits while you pay more at the pump. You are invisible to the companies who outsource your job, or lay you off or end the promise of your pension,” she said. “For six long years, President Bush and the Washington Republicans have looked right through you.” McCain: Money cost GOP election CONWAY, S.C. – Republicans spent their way into losing control of Congress, presidential candidate John McCain says. “The reason why we lost that election, my dear friends, was because we let spending get out of control,” McCain told a breakfast crowd Saturday. “We came to power in 1994 to change government, and government changed us.” McCain told the 225 people gathered at a restaurant on a bend in the Waccamaw River, not far from Myrtle Beach, that Republicans began to value power over principle, which caused spending to lurch completely out of control. “It’s got to stop,” he said of the excesses, which also led to corruption among members of Congress. “We’re going to have to clean up our act.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Hillary promises to help `invisible’ NASHUA, N.H. – Democratic frontrunner Hillary Rodham Clinton on Saturday promised to bring America’s “invisible” middle class out of the shadows, saying the Bush administration has for too long ignored working families. Four years after John Edwards built his campaign around the theme of “two Americas” – one for the wealthy and one for the poor – Clinton sought to draw a line between two kinds of Americans – the visible and invisible. The latter group includes single-parents who can’t afford health insurance, small-business owners worried about energy costs, and college students struggling to pay their tuition, she said in remarks prepared for delivery at a New Hampshire Democratic Party fundraiser. DUBUQUE, Iowa – Illinois Sen. Barack Obama on Saturday said the United States will have to withdraw its troops from Iraq, regardless of the costs, if serious reforms are not made by the Iraqi government. “In the absence of those conditions, we’re just throwing money away,” Obama said during a campaign stop in Dubuque. “We have to be honest that, in the absence of these changes, if these changes aren’t made, there is not much we can do” to help the Iraqi people, he added. An estimated 2,300 people attended a town hall meeting to hear Obama on the first of two days of campaigning in Iowa that was to include stops in five eastern Iowa cities. last_img