“Democratic presidential hopeful Barack Obama said Thursday the United States cannot use its military to solve humanitarian problems and that preventing a potential genocide in Iraq isn’t a good enough reason to keep U.S. forces there,” the Associated Press reported in 2007. To be fair, President Obama stressed in his address Thursday night that there would be no boots on the ground in Iraq, only Americans flying bombers over Iraq. That doesn’t mean some weren’t touchy about Crowley’s tweet; especially Media Matters’ Oliver Willis.

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Editor’s note: A typo in the first paragraph has been corrected.