Obama then: I ended this war. Obama now: As I have always said, I didn’t end this war.
Obama then: I ended the war in Iraq, and stupid Romney wanted to leave troops there. Stupid Romney! Here’s from the third presidential debate with Romney:
We ended the war in Iraq, refocused our attention on those who actually killed us on 9/11. . . . [To Reomney:] I know you haven’t been in a position to actually execute foreign policy — but every time you’ve offered an opinion, you’ve been wrong. . . . You said that we should still have troops in Iraq to this day. . . . You just gave a speech a few weeks ago in which you said we should still have troops in Iraq. That is not a recipe for making sure that we are taking advantage of the opportunities and meeting the challenges of the Middle East.
Obama now: Hey, I always wanted to keep troops in Iraq!
REPORTER: Do you wish you had left a residual force in Iraq? Any regrets about that decision?
OBAMA: Keep in mind, that wasn’t a decision made by me. That was a decision made by the Iraqi government.
Thanks to Ed Morrissey.