What Would Younger Obama Think of Older Obama?

Posted February 12, 2015 at 5:00am

Defense One : “It was a younger Barack Obama who stood in the bitter cold in Springfield, Ill., to declare that the American military must butt out of “someone else’s civil war” in the Middle East and drew applause when he said it was time to let the Iraqis know “that we will not be there forever.” But that was 2007, and this is 2015.”  

“Eight years to the day after Obama launched a campaign based on hope and change, his White House is lobbying Congress to pass a resolution authorizing the use of American military force in that still-raging civil war. Only this time, the military operations permitted by the AUMF will have targets in Syria as well as in Iraq.”