Clinton Camp: Obama Opposed The War, But What Has He Done Lately? Lacking a comparable record, Senator Obama has premised his campaign on just words, most notably the resounding speech he delivered in October 2002 against the Iraq war. But with the fifth anniversary of the invasion upon us, the onus is now on Senator Obama to demonstrate what he did to act on that 2002 speech when he got to the U.S. Senate. Hillary has long argued that what matters in this campaign isn't what we've said but what we've done. Are words backed with action?