Originally Posted by kool kat2
You have to admit, he could have stated it in a way that didn't sound like he wanted the troops to stay longer. Out of context? Just a bit. I'm sure he didn't mean it as it was said. (i could be wrong) Obama pretty much just used the poor choice of words to his advantage..... Just my 2 cents.
True, but they're both professional politicians and they choose their words judiciously. Romney was suggesting the mission wasn't completed, therefore war wasn't completed, therefore troops were still needed, therefore Obama wasn't a competent Commander & Chief. Obama just called Romney out on it, i.e. Hussein is dead, no weapons of mass destruction, no ties to Al Qaeda, therefore mission completed, no troops necessary, war is over is not tragic.
It was a subtle reminder that the Republicans lied to the American people and funded the war with debt at the same time cutting the taxes of those that benefited from the war.