We now see some significant shifts in rhetoric from Obama as outlined in this CBS link.
http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2008/07/ ... 3218.shtml
What ever happened to, "bringing this war to a close and bringing our troops home within 16 months of taking office". Well he is now 'refining' that position. To quote from the link;
He said what he learns from military commanders on his upcoming trip to Iraq will refine his policy -- but "not the 16-month timetable" for withdrawing U.S. troops from combat in Iraq. He said what he learns could affect how many residual troops might be needed to train the Iraqi army and police.
Of course the change in position, or rather refining, seems to be a lot more widespread than Iraq. Is there anything that this candidate actually believes in? Do promises mean anything to him. Are his speeches really, 'only words', do they lack any commitment whatsoever?