AP Interview: Obama calls Clinton plan to repeal war resolution 'convoluted'

LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Senator Barack Obama is criticizing a plan presidential campaign rival Hillary Clinton has for ending the Iraq war.

Clinton plans to introduce an amendment repealing the congressional authorization for the war. It would require the president to seek new congressional approval to continue the war past October of this year.

But in an Associated Press interview in Las Vegas, Obama called the approach "convoluted," and said a timetable for withdrawal is an easier route to take.

The Illinois senator says he was opposed to the war back in 2002 and called the Bush administration's foreign policy a "disaster."

Obama also said the US has a "humanitarian obligation and national security interest in ensuring there's not a complete collapse in Iraq."

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

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