His own campaign site describes his stance:
Obama Opposed the War from the Beginning
Barack Obama opposed the war in Iraq before the American invasion. In 2002, Obama had the judgment and courage to speak out against the war, saying that it would lead to “an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs and undetermined consequences.” As president, Barack Obama will bring the war to a responsible end.
A story from Antiwar.com, however, tells a very different tale:
““The special operations forces are not experiencing a drawdown in Iraq,” Olson insisted, adding that the 50,000 troops scheduled to stay behind would have a “continuing mission” to support their operations.”
What is even more telling of Obama’s unprincipled stance to war is that, “the administration never had any intention of stopping combat operations in August.” Many people had hope that Obama would actually follow through with his withdrawal because of his fiery rhetoric. Apparently not.Published in