Sunday, March 16, 2008

Obama's Flip-Flop on the Iraq War

Peter Wehner in Commentary Magazine recounts in detail how Barack Obama's views on the war in Iraq have changed over time:

Almost as soon as the war began in March 2003, Obama had second thoughts about his opposition to it. Watching the dramatic footage of the toppling of Saddam’s statue in Baghdad, and then the President’s speech aboard the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, “I began to suspect,” he would write later in his autobiographical The Audacity of Hope (2006), “that I might have been wrong.” And these second thoughts seem to have stayed with him throughout the entire first phase of the occupation following our initial combat victory. As he told the Chicago Tribune in July 2004, “There’s not that much difference between my position and George Bush’s position at this stage.” Read Here

Farah Stockman in the Boston Globe [March 8], makes a similar assessment: - Read here