Goodbye Iraq? Not Exactly
Saturday 22 October 2011
by: David Swanson, War Is A Crime.org  | News Analysis
President Barack Obama speaks at a news conference about the Iraq troop withdrawal in the White House briefing room in Washington, October 21, 2011. (Photo: Philip Scott Andrews / The New York Times)
I just got an email from Huffington Post telling me that Obama was keeping his campaign promise to get U.S. troops out of Iraq. Not quite. Here’s a video  of Obama’s promise.
In that 15-second video he says: “I will promise you this: that if we have not gotten our troops out by the time I am president, it is the first thing I will do. I will get our troops home. We will bring an end to this war. You can take that to the bank.”