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Obama Sticks To Measured Approach On Iraq, Defying Critics

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June 13, 2014 AT 3:56 PM
When Barack Obama ran for president in 2008, he built his reputation as an anti-war candidate by disparaging U.S. involvement in Iraq, adamantly insisting: "It's time to end this war." Now, with Iraq's U.S.-backed government under its most serious threat since the President pulled out the last U.S. troops in 2011, he is being forced to consider what had previously seemed unthinkable - resorting to military force there again.