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Obama Campaigns Off Iraq Withdrawal

2:03 PM, Dec 16, 2011 • By DANIEL HALPER
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John McCain blasted President Obama earlier this week for pulling out of Iraq for strictly political reasons. "[Obama] has always reaffirmed his campaign promise to end the war in Iraq and withdraw all of our troops," McCain said, suggesting the president was not considering the facts on the ground. Likewise, at the Foreign Policy Initiative's annual conference earlier this week, Senator Lindsey Graham said that "General Axelrod"--a reference to one of Obama's chief campaign advisers, David Axelrod--is running the war effort.

Well, sure enough, the Obama campaign released a web ad video praising the president for . . . keeping his campaign pledge to pull out of Iraq. They're calling it: "Ending the War in Iraq: A Promise Kept."

McCain has already pointed out on Twitter that "This shows POTUS was never serious about leaving a residual force in #Iraq as every military commander recommended."

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