When Did Obama Turn Against the War?

June 27, 2008 · Filed Under Iraq 

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Barack Obama states his plan for ending the war in Iraq on his official site, from a speech he gave in Iowa on September 12, 2007

But is that a relatively new position (i.e. flip flop)?

I spoke out against what I called ‘a rash war’ in Iraq. I worried about, ‘an occupation of undetermined length, with undetermined costs, and undetermined consequences.’

However, back on April 5, 2004, Obama said

I’ve never said troops should be withdrawn. What I’ve said is that we have to be sure that we secure and execute the rebuilding and reconstruction process effectively and properly.

And I don’t think we should have an artificial deadline when to do that.

Oh really now?