Barack Obama (who went on to win the election) was not a senator at the time of the voting of the Iraq War Resolution, but has repeatedly voiced his disapproval of it both before and during his senatorship, saying at an anti war rally in Chicago on October 2, 2002: "I am not opposed to all wars. I’m opposed to dumb wars."
HowStuffWorks "Voting Record of Barack Obama: National Security and the Economy"
*In 2007, Obama voted in favor of restoring habeas corpus to detainees in American custody (S. Amendment 2022) [source: Project Vote Smart].
*He voted against a successful bill in 2007 which funded the Iraq War without including a timetable for withdrawal (H.R. 2206) [source: The Washington Post].
In 2007, he voted against another successful bill which gave $120 billion in funding for the Iraq War (vote 181), but voted for two different votes on a separate failed bill (HR 1591), which appropriated similar amounts for the Iraq War but included timetables for American troop withdrawals [source: The Washington Post].
*He voted in favor of HR 4939 in 2006, which granted $67 billion in emergency funding to the Department of Defense [source: Obama Senate].
*Obama voted against the Military Commissions Act of 2006, (S. 3930) which granted legal immunity for CIA officials involved in acts of torture, outlawed certain acts of torture by U.S. agents, and barred detainees labeled enemy combatants from protesting their incarceration. He voted in favor of an amended version of this bill (S. Amdt. 5095), which included Congressional oversight of some CIA programs [source: *U.S. Senate].
Still waiting on someone to answer for Solyndra and the IRS.
A lot of questions still remain about Benghazi.
It seems that the President and those closest to him are all for the photo opp and media attention when it is something that will put them in a positive light but yet are pretty much MIA when it is something that could have a negative affect on the admin.
Obama's stuff pales in comparison.Richard Nixon had the Watergate scandal. Ronald Reagan had Iran-Contra. Bill Clinton had the Monica Lewinsky affair. George Bush had controversies over warrantless wiretapping, response to Hurricane Katrina, and Plamegate. Warren G. Harding apparently wasn't a trendsetter in the 1920s with the Teapot Dome Scandal, which occurred during his first term (which he didn't complete ... Harding died in August 1923 of a heart attack).
President Obama appears to be following trend of scandal-plagued second terms | cleveland.com
2. Solyndra, IRS and Benghazi...seriously? Come on. There is not a whole lot of there there, IMO. Ask Darrel Issa---lord knows he could not prove a thing.