Obama "refining" his position on Iraq

First, Obama promised that he would end the war in 2009. Then he said that he would have the troops out in 16 months. Possibly one could say that was a small difference. Some might say that change isn't a large change. After all, saying he would end it in 2009 could have meant December 2009. But now Obama has introduced a new refinement that eliminates much of the difference between himself and McCain.

“If it turned out, for example, that we had to, in certain months slow the pace (of withdrawal) because of the safety of American troops … of course we would take that into account,” [Obama] said.

“I would be a poor commander in chief if I didn’t take the facts on the ground into account.”

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