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President Obama ends the war in Iraq

“So today, I can report that, as promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year.  After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over. Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq — tens of thousands of them — will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home.  The last American soldier[s] will cross the border out of Iraq with their heads held high, proud of their success, and knowing that... Read More →

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Photo: Pete Souza/White House -- President Obama shares a moment with a soldier at Fort Blisss in El Paso, Texas August 31, 2010

President Obama declares “… the American combat mission in Iraq has ended.”

 Before speaking to the nation tonight, President Barack Obama flew to Texas to visit the soldiers at Fort Bliss in El Paso. Troops at Fort Bliss have participated in every phase of the seven-and-a-year war in Iraq and continue to service in the new support role. The President went there to say “thank you” from a grateful nation. Later from the Oval Office, President Obama kept a campaign promise and ended the controversial war “I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans.  We’ve... Read More →

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The president’s surprise visit with our troops in Iraq

Photos: Pete Souza/White House                                                                                                                      President Barack Obama paid a surprise visit to Camp Victory in Baghdad, Iraq yesterday, before ending his eight-day foreign trip and returning to the White House early this morning. The president met with U.S. military commanders and Iraqi leaders for an update on the war situation. Then Obama got a wild and enthusiastic greeting from the troops, which included handshakes and even a fist-bump. Also, the president awarded the Purple Heart medal to several brave U.S. soldiers.    The president addressed the... Read More →

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