March 2, 2008: Obama makes only stop in RI, slams rival (AP)

  • “Real change isn’t voting for George Bush’s war in Iraq and then telling the American people it was actually a vote for more diplomacy when you start running for president,” Obama said. “The title of the bill was `A Resolution to Authorize the Use of United States Armed Forces Against Iraq.’ I knew what it was, Lincoln Chafee knew what it was,” said Obama. Chafee is a former Republican Rhode Island senator who was an outspoken opponent of the war.