WASHINGTON (AP) — America's long and deeply unpopular war in Iraq will be over by year's end and all U.S. troops "''will definitely be home for the holidays," President Barack Obama declared Friday. ...No, Obama did not remind us of that. He said:
This was, in essence, the third time Obama had pronounced an end to the war, allowing him to remind the nation he had opposed it all along — a stance that helped his White House bid in 2008.
As a candidate for president, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end for the sake of our national security and to strengthen American leadership around the world.So he merely reminded us that he pledged to end the war. He never opposed the war.
After taking office, I announced a new strategy that would end our combat mission in Iraq and remove all of our troops by the end of 2011.
Meanwhile, Obama has initiated military actions in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Somalia, Yemen, and Uganda.