Welcome to Washington DC — where everyone’s got principles until it’s not popular and your President has left you on an island.
Politico is reporting that former Democratic candidates that were staunchly against President Bush’s Iraq War, are now for Obama’s.
Here’s Kay Hagan from May of 2008:
“We need to get out of Iraq in a responsible way,” Hagan declared in May of that year. “We need to elect leaders who don’t invade countries without planning and stay there without an end.”
Here’s her now:
“This is the time for us to come together, Democrats and Republicans, to confront the challenges that are facing our nation,”
Continue to watch former anti-war politicians change their tune with a rapidly changing American political landscape. As CNN reports, Americans back the airstrikes, but so far still oppose use of troops on the ground.
Americans are steadfastly opposed to sending U.S. ground troops to fight ISIS in Iraq and Syria, but an overwhelming number of people continue to support the U.S.-led airstrikes against the terrorist group, a new CNN/ORC International poll shows.