Dec 02 2009
Yes he did.
In July of 2008 during the presidential campaign Obama wrote an op-ed piece for the New York Times.
As president, I would pursue a new strategy, and begin by providing at least two additional combat brigades to support our effort in Afghanistan.
While this disappointed many of his supporters, it was widely regarded among progressives as a hat tip to the conservadems, and not really in character with his true anti-war persona.
Be that as it may, many are now defending Obama’s latest troop escalation declaring that he always promised us that he would increase troop levels in Afghanistan.
Let’s put an end to that assertion.