During his campaign address in 2012, Obama drew applause every time he announced “I promised to end the war in Iraq, and I did.”
Yet, it seems he has changed his position and has chosen to re-write history.
Despite all the evidence pointing to the fact that he has been behind the effort to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq, Obama has now stated multiple times that he had nothing do to with it.
“You know what I just find interesting is the degree to which this issue keeps coming up, as if this was my decision. Under the previous administration we had turned over the country to a sovereign, Democratically elected Iraqi government. When you hear people say, “Do you regret, Mr. President, not leaving more troops?” that presupposes that I would have overwritten this sovereign government that we had turned the keys back over.”
Update: Video was edited to include full reporter’s question.