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Obama Campaign's Newest Ad Touts the End of the Iraq War

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"Ending the War in Iraq: A Promise Kept."

A still image from the Obama campaign's newest ad, "Ending the War in Iraq: A Promise Kept." (Image source: YouTube)

President Barack Obama's re-election campaign released a new ad Thursday hailing the end of the war in Iraq.

Titled, "Ending the War in Iraq: A Promise Kept," the nearly three-minute video features a slew of clips of Obama speaking critically about the war, going as far back as 2004.

"I'm a hawk about when it comes to defeating terrorism, I was strongly supportive of Afghanistan, I would have picked up arms myself to prevent 9/11 again. I don't think the president has made the case on Iraq," then-newly-elected Senator Obama says in a Nov. 2004 clip.

Other clips feature Obama on the 2008 campaign trail, announcing the war's end in August 2010 and conclude with him speaking to returning troops at Fort Bragg this week.

"This month, President Obama is making good on his promise to bring the last American troops home from Iraq in time for the holidays. Here's a look at the President's record on the war in Iraq—from his time as a state senator through the end of this nine-year conflict," a message on Obama's re-election website reads.

Interspersed between the clips are photos of Obama shaking hands with service members, troops saluting and one shot of headstones at Arlington National Cemetery.

"I'm proud to finally say these two words, and I know your families agree: Welcome home," he tells troops at Fort Bragg, as the video fades into the Obama 2012 logo.

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