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Morning Update: A Vote for Petraeus

by campaign2008
April 28, 2008

Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) said on Fox News Sunday he plans to vote to confirm Gen. David Petraeus as head of Central Command, and praised Petraeus for having done a “a good tactical job in Iraq.”

Separately, Obama said in a weekend statement that he is “deeply concerned” about the situation in Zimbabwe. He said Washington should work with the South African Development Community, the African Union, and the UN Security Council “to join together in condemning the current crackdown.” He also said the United States should “stand ready to support efforts to hold the perpetrators of human rights abuses accountable for their actions.”

Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-NY) released a plan Sunday to protect members of the military from home foreclosures. The plan includes an “absolute moratorium” on foreclosures while service members are serving combat tours.

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