Monday, November 24th, 2014

Promises about Iraq on The Obameter

Direct military leaders to end war in Iraq

On "my first day in office, I would give the military a new mission: ending this war".

Begin removing combat brigades from Iraq

"Barack Obama will work with military commanders on the ground in Iraq and in consultation with the Iraqi government to end the war safely and responsibly within 16 months."

Launch robust diplomatic effort with Iraq and its neighbors

"Launch an aggressive diplomatic effort to reach a comprehensive compact on the stability of Iraq and the region. ... include all of Iraq's neighbors -- including Iran and Syria, as suggested by the bi-partisan The Iraq Study Group Report."

Form international group to help Iraq refugees

"Will form an international working group to address" the problem of "more than five million Iraqis (who) are refugees or are displaced inside their own country."

Provide at least $2 billion for services to Iraqi refugees

"Provide at least $2 billion to expand services to Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries."

No permanent bases in Iraq

"The U.S. will not maintain permanent bases in Iraq."

End the abuse of supplemental budgets for war

"End the abuse of the supplemental budgets, where much of the money has been lost, by creating system of oversight for war funds as stringent as in the regular budget."