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Iraq War / Funding Bill / Clinton and Obama #861538

ABC Evening News for Friday, May 25, 2007
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(Studio: Charles Gibson) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Jake Tapper) The difficult decision by presidential candidates Senator Barack Obama and Senator Hillary Clinton to vote against the compromise troop funding bill for the war in Iraq examined; details given about the politics of their votes. [OBAMA, CLINTON - speak against the war.] [January 17, CLINTON; April 1, OBAMA - support funding bills.] [ Washington director Tom MATZZIE†- says politicians who don't work to end the war will lose.] [Former Senator John EDWARDS - comments on the troops.] The reaction of the three leading Republican presidential candidates, Senator John McCain, Mitt Romney and Rudolph Giuliani, noted. [ROMNEY, McCAIN - speak against Obama and Clinton.] Press relations exchange between Obama and McCain quoted.

(Studio: Charles Gibson; Washington: George Stephanopoulos) The bitter sniping on the Democratic and Republican sides, the views of Clinton and Obama on each other and why they shifted their votes to "no" at the last minute discussed.

Gibson, Charles;
Tapper, Jake;
Stephanopoulos, George

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