That Tom Coburn? The one who … launched Maverick at CPAC?

Coburn’s comment came at the beginning of remarks at a weekend town hall meeting in Muskogee.

“I will tell you personally that I think it was probably a mistake going to Iraq,” said the freshman senator, who made it clear he did not believe the U.S. could withdraw but had to stay.

What was unclear was when exactly Coburn changed his position on the controversial war, what led to that change and why he chose to reveal it at a town hall meeting back in the state as opposed to in front of a wider audience.

Follow the Think Progress. Inhofe literally can’t believe it. Exit question: This leaves that veepstakes shortlist a tiny bit shorter, no?