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Marines listen as President Barack Obama speaks about combat troop reductions in Iraq as he addresses military personnel at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. (AP)
Marines listen as President Barack Obama speaks about combat troop reductions in Iraq as he addresses military personnel at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Friday, Feb. 27, 2009. (AP)

But antiwar activists and leaders who have protested the war for years were not so sure. A stretched-out exit. Maybe 50,000 troops still in Iraq for years. And a new surge in Afghanistan.

Barack Obama promised an end to the Iraq war. Many activists worked hard to support him. So, what do they think now?

This hour, On Point: Antiwar voices on Obama’s war plans.

You can join the conversation. Did you vote for Barack Obama because of his promise to end the Iraq war? Is President Obama delivering? Coming close enough for now? Or not?Guests:

Joining us from Washington is Rep. Dennis Kucinich, Democratic congressman from Ohio. He was a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2004 and 2008. In 2007 he sponsored a bill  that would immediately end the Iraq war.

Also from Washington, we're joined by Medea Benjamin, co-founder of the feminist antiwar group CODEPINK.

And with us from Washington is Tom Andrews, national director of the Win Without War coalition. He was a Democratic congressman from Maine from 1991 to 1995.

Joining us in our studio is Barry Posen, professor of political science at MIT and director of MIT’s Security Studies Program.

This program aired on March 3, 2009.

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