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Promises about Iraq on Obameter
On "my first day in office, I would give the military a new mission: ending this war".
"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 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."
"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 to expand services to Iraqi refugees in neighboring countries."
"The U.S. will not maintain permanent bases in Iraq."
"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."