Friday, October 12, 2007

Hillary The 'Flip-Flopper'

Fri Oct 12, 2007 2:09pm EDT

By Deborah Charles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic presidential candidates Barack Obama and John Edwards on Friday accused front-runner Hillary Clinton of flip-flopping by saying she would negotiate with Iran.

Obama and Edwards have stepped up attacks on Clinton, who has a double-digit lead in the 2008 White House race. They seized on a comment the New York senator made in New Hampshire on Thursday when she said as president she would "engage in negotiations with Iran with no conditions."

"A couple of months ago, Sen. Clinton called me 'naive and irresponsible' for taking this position, and said that we could lose propaganda battles if we met with leaders we didn't like," Obama said in Des Moines.

"Just yesterday, though, she called for diplomacy with Iran without preconditions," he said. "So I'm not sure if any of us knows exactly where she stands on this."

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