Various fact check enterprises have judged Obama false on this point, but here we have him defending himself with gusto, even if his smooth delivery abandons him here and there during the exchange.
I suppose the question that should be posed to Obama, given his opposition to leaving occupying forces in other countries for a long period of time, would be whether he would withdraw U.S. trooops from Great Britain, Germany, Japan, and South Korea?
Forces Permanently Stationed Abroad
Just over 200,000 U.S. troops, mainly stationed in South Korea, Germany and Japan, are currently deployed abroad. This is actually a reduction of almost 50-percent since the Cold War era, when U.S. troop levels reached the 450,000 mark. U.S. forces stationed abroad are intended to prevent and put down any acts of aggression, or violations of human rights, and to maintain visibility as a stabilizing presence in the region.
Another rookie mistake.
Hat tip to Hot Air and Allahpundit.