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Obama began as a progressive and then slid right over to neoconservatism after the election. This can be seen in his actions take regarding the wars.
originally posted by: xuenchen
a reply to: sheepslayer247
I think Neoconservatism is just yet another label invented and printed by ultra-Progressives as a cloaking/masking device.
Progressives use all available propaganda and deflection methods.
They *are* clever devils aren't they.
Genuine Conservatives want nothing to do with big government.
Barack Obama campaigned for the Democratic nomination during 2008 by attacking his opponents, especially Hillary Clinton, for originally endorsing Bush's Iraq-war policies. He gave the impression he would reverse such policies. However, Obama adopted the main parts of the Bush policy for Iraq, naming Clinton to the State Department and keeping Robert Gates (Bush's Defense Secretary), and David Petraeus (Bush's ranking general in Iraq), as well as implementing the "surge" of military force. By 2010, U.S. forces had switched from combat to a training role in Iraq and they left in 2011.