8/31/2010 - Baghdad Gibbs - "Candidate Obama said that adding 20,000 men and women into Iraq would improve the security situation."
"Even those who support the escalation have acknowledged that 20,000, 30,000, even 40,000 more troops placed temporarily in places like Baghdad are not going to make a long-term difference." Senator/Candidate Obama March 19, 2007
"I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do the reverse." Senator/Candidate Obama January 10, 2007