President Obama on Leaving Iraq (Then and Now)

This evening, President Obama will announce the end of the combat mission in Iraq as well as the reduction of the number of troops in Middle East during a primetime news conference at 8:00 p.m. EST. Below is a replay of the speech:

Now here is a fun exercise for those interested in the intersection of power and language. Remember when Candidate Obama was against “dumb wars” in 2002? Below is a 2008 presidential campaign video made with  then Presidential Candidate Obama’s own words:

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  • Anonymous

    What the fuck was Operation Iraqi Freedom?