"Plans to hold a referendum that could have accelerated the withdrawal of American forces have quietly been shelved, as even those Iraqi politicians who were pushing for the poll conclude that it would no longer be a useful exercise. . . . Troop levels have been reduced since January by 23,000, to 120,000, and are scheduled to fall rapidly after the January elections, reaching 50,000 by August, U.S. officials say. The security pact was negotiated during the Bush administration . . ."
The anti war president has only managed to withdraw 23,000 troops from Iraq in 9 months, while strictly following the Bush withdrawal plan, being implemented by Bush's re-appointed secretary of defense and Bush's generals.
The anti Iraq war movement achieved nothing.