Re: Harry Reid on John McCain and the Iraq War

I have a few questions on Iraq, the 08 election, and the Bush government.

Although removing Saddam from power was a good thing, do you think that the invasion of Iraq, with the justification used, was the correct thing to do?

As a Democratic Senator, I'm sure there is pressure to support both Clinton and Obama,  which do you believe will be the best for the job as the Candidate, then possible President?

And while on that note,  do you think that the Democrats should be working together to win against the Republicans, instead of the current in-fighting that is going on between Clinton and Obama?

Finally, do you think the government of President George W Bush done it's job efficently and succesfully? 

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