Everybody knows that Barack Obama was against invading Iraq in 2002–2003 whereas Hillary Clinton was for it. But what does that mean today and what does it mean for the future? Obama says “I don’t want to just end the war, but I want to end the mind-set that got us into war in the first place” but, again, what does that mean? Spencer Ackerman spent some time talking to Obama’s inner circle of foreign policy advisors trying to figure it out and came away very impressed with the Obama Doctrine.
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