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OhioChick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:22 AM
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Obama backer takes aim at Clinton's experience
March 15, 2008
Posted: 10:49 AM ET

(CNN) Former Clinton State Department official Greg Craig continued to take aim at Hillary Clinton's foreign policy claims Friday, telling the National Journal that the former first lady has "grossly exaggerated the nature of her experience."

"If you're running for president on the basis of your claims of experience, when you then cite examples, you should be careful to be accurate," Craig said. "The evidence should be accurate. And my point is that Senator Clinton and her supporters have in serious ways overstated, if not grossly exaggerated, the nature of her experience."

"I think she is misleading the American public on the nature of her experience," he also said.Craig, a supporter of Barack Obama, was the director of policy planning at the State Department under former President Clinton.

He was a top adviser to former Secretary of State Madeline Albright and served as counsel to former President Clinton during the impeachment hearings.

His comments come days after he penned a strongly worded memo on behalf of the Obama campaign that appeared to suggest the New York senator was not ready to be commander in chief."Hillary Clinton's argument that she has passed 'the commander-in-chief test' is simply not supported by her record," he wrote in that memo.

The Clinton campaign called the memo a "false and misleading attack."Pressed about those comments Friday, Craig appeared to dial back, saying, "I think she would be a capable commander in chief.

I think Barack Obama, who is my candidate, would also be a capable commander in chief. I'm not denigrating that."But Craig specifically took issue with Clinton's claim of having a role in the Northern Ireland peace process."

http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com /

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JimGinPA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:30 AM
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1. Orrin Hatch Just Slammed Her On SCHIP Yesterday Too...
Said she exaggerated her contribution (if any) on SCHIP. Jonathan Alter said he'd been hearing the same thing from democrats for weeks.
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:36 AM
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2. Orin Hatch? LOL Well, I always listen to Orin Hatch. NOT. nt
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Saturday Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-15-08 10:37 AM
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3. From your article.. .......
"Craig appeared to dial back, saying, "I think she would be a capable commander in chief."
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