When speaking on the Iraq war and Bush's bad decision to invade Iraq Obama made this simple statement in a speech delivered in Chicago on October 2, 2002. “I know that even a successful war against Iraq will require a U.S. occupation of undetermined length, at undetermined cost, with undetermined consequences.” Can anyone remember a war where we knew exactly how long it would take, exactly how much it would cost and exactly what the consequences would be at the presumed end? To quote Churchill: "Never, never, never believe any war will be smooth and easy, or that anyone who embarks on the strange voyage can measure the tides and hurricanes he will encounter. The statesman who yields to war fever must realize that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events." Obama's statement just shows the extent of his foreign policy experience.