Today, Barack Obama has accused Hillary Clinton of “playing on people’s fears to scare up votes” in her new and recent ad. The ad shown above children sleeping, and asks the audience who they feel would be more qualified to to answer a national security emergency call at 3 a.m. Obama said, according to yahoo! news, that “The question is not about picking up the phone. The question is: What kind of judgment will you make when you answer?” He continued by saying, “We’ve had a red phone moment. It was the decision to invade Iraq. And Senator Clinton gave the wrong answer. George Bush gave the wrong answer. John McCain gave the wrong answer.”

This last sentence was a way to aim at both his Democratic rivalry, Hillary Clinton, and the Republican party. The problem with his statement of course is that he is trying to bring people back to the topic of his vote against the war in Iraq and off the topic of experience, or lack-there-of. When looking at the people who voted to go to war, many of them had years and years of Washington/political experience. This either means that a change of someone less experienced is good, or bad. A decision voters must make at this crucial time in the election.

Barack Obama, as we all know, voted against the war and likes to remind voters of that in any way possible. The problem is, how does he claim that he knew what was right when so many others with much more political experience thought the right thing to do was to invade Iraq. I think this is the question Barack Obama needs to answer, why did he vote no to the war. I think his answer will be very telling. We will either see that he got lucky and his lack of experience worked well for him this time, or we will see that he could be hazardous to the national security of out country.

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