12:48 PM, Jan 17, 2007 • By DANIEL MCKIVERGAN
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Back from Iraq, Sen. Clinton http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/us/AP-Clinton-2008.html?_r=1&oref=slogin target=_blank>said on the morning talk show circuit that she opposes efforts to cut off troop funding (for now at least) and opposes Lt. Gen. Petraeus' request for more brigades in Iraq. Hillary now says that she supports capping the number of troops in Iraq to around 135,000. But the only way for Congress to enforce such a cap is somehow to prohibit the president from using appropriated funds for his recently announced troop surge. Sen. Obama also opposes the surge but won't back the cutting off of funds. That leaves onetime "centrist" and Iraq War supporter John Edwards room to demand that Hillary and Obama lead the funding cut-off charge in the Senate to prove their anti-war bona fides. How ironic.
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