"Obama Still Ending the War"
This should hardly come as a surprise since if you ask me Barack Obama has always been pretty clear about it, but for the record he’s still planning to end the war in Iraq:
his first full day as president, Barack Obama will meet with high-ranking military officers to discuss the Iraq war, a conflict he has vowed to end after six years of fighting, a top adviser to Obama said Saturday.
Wednesday’s meeting of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and other military commanders and aides will fulfill a key campaign promise and bring the war back to the political forefront after months of being overshadowed by the economy.
Michèle Flournoy, who Obama has tapped to be Undersecretary of Defense for Policy (the #3 job in the Pentagon), was involved with the production of a think tank report that was relatively hawkish on Iraq in terms of residual forces, but appeared to back away from that position at her confirmation hearings.