Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said Thursday that the escalation of U.S. troops in Iraq, which he had opposed, has succeeded in reducing violence "beyond our wildest dreams." But Iraq still has failed to achieve the political reconciliation and self-sufficiency that is required, he said, and he vowed to withdraw American troops and end the war. Earlier Thursday, in taping a segment for Fox's "O'Reilly Factor," Obama said the surge of U.S. troops has "succeeded beyond our wildest dreams." Obama: Iraq surge exceeds expectations - Politics - Decision '08 - Barack Obama News - msnbc.com "The surge isn't going to work either tactically or strategically," Biden told the Boston Globe last summer. "Tactically it isn't going to work because ... our guys go in and secure a neighborhood, but because we don't have enough troops, we have to turn it over to the Iraqis, and they can't hold it or won't hold it." Biden's Anti-Iraq Surge Comments Could Be Part of McCain Attack Plan - From The Road - CBS News There are soo many comments on the War from the current Administration that one need only use google to filter through them all. What I find rather interesting is the President's claims during the 08 campaign and prior to that about the War in Iraq, and now that the policies that the former Administration and it's SecDef put in place are bringing that war to a close, this President seems to have some selective memory loss. Frankly I for one am glad to see this War come to a close, so many young men and women made so many sacrifices over the years and I honor EACH and every single one of them and WILL NEVER say that all that sacrifice was for naught because regardless of screwed up reasons for our entry into this conflict perhaps it will end the torture and abuse of the citizens of that nation and give them the chance to make a nation free from despots like the former one.