Obama, Clinton focus on Iraq war in dueling speeches

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Barack Obama is again taking aim at his Democratic challengers on Iraq, saying that some of his rivals are too late to have a change of heart on the war.

He and Hillary Rodham Clinton are focusing on Iraq in dueling speeches today in Iowa, just a few city blocks apart in Des Moines.

Obama opposed the war from the start, as a state lawmaker in Illinois. Clinton voted in 2002 to give President Bush the authority to launch the war.

Obama, in prepared remarks, says it will be "enormously difficult to invest in jobs and opportunity" as long as so much money is being spent in Iraq.

In her own prepared remarks, Clinton says it's "time to begin ending this war -- not next year, not next month, but today."

She and Obama, and the rest of the Senate, will have a chance to vote in the coming days on whether to begin withdrawing U-S forces from Iraq.

(Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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