Now that Obama finds it politically expedient to have troops in Iraq, they no longer need the same legal protections he used as an excuse to pull them all out. Matter of fact all they need is a diplomatic note. Problem is he can't even remember his excuse or his plan at the time.
President Obama surprised a few people during a news conference Thursday by claiming that the 2011 decision to withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq, a politically popular move on the eve of an election year, was made entirely by his Iraqi counterpart. The implication ran counter to a number of claims that Obama has made in the past, most notably during a tight campaign season two years ago, when he suggested that it was his decision to leave Iraq and end an unpopular war.
He must have forgotten there is video of him from 2012 contradicting his current tale. When the WaPo is throwing a BS flag you really have problems.
My opinion is if you are sending troops anywhere, you ought to be prepared to take care of them just as well as Marsellus Wallace took care of Jules and Vincent in Pulp Fiction. You gotta be ready to send the Wolf.