RUSH: This afternoon, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Obama addressed the troops. Listen to this.

OBAMA: Nine years ago American troops were preparing to deploy to the Persian Gulf and the possibility that they would be sent to war. Many of you were in grade school. I was a state senator. Many of the leaders now governing Iraq, including the prime minister, were living in exile.

RUSH: “I was a state senator.” Meaning I didn’t have anything to do with it. Now he’s praising the troops. This is October 2nd, 2002. Listen to this.

OBAMA: I don’t oppose war in all circumstances and when I look out over this crowd today, I know there is no shortage of patriots or patriotism. What I do oppose is a dumb war.

RUSH: He’s talking about the Iraq war, dumb war. He opposed it. And here he is this afternoon again.

OBAMA: We’re leaving behind a sovereign, stable, and self-reliant Iraq with a representative government that was elected by its people. We’re building a new partnership between our nations. And we are ending a war, not with a final battle, but with a final march toward home. This is an extraordinary achievement, nearly nine years in the making.

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