Saturday, February 28, 2009

President Obama's Iraq Withdrawal Decision -- News Updates

President Barack Obama talks to troops and civilians during his visit to Camp Lejeune, N.C., Feb. 27, 2009. Obama was on Camp Lejeune to discuss current policies and an exit strategy from Iraq. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Michael J. Ayotte

Obama Lays Out Iraq Plans at N.C. Base -- Washington Post

Combat Troops To Be Withdrawn By Aug. 31, 2010

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C., Feb. 27 -- President Obama called on Iraqis to take control of their own destiny when American forces withdraw, mapping out plans on Friday for a dramatic reduction of U.S. troops by the end of August 2010.

In a speech to service members received with a mixture of cheers and muted applause, Obama declared that an end to the combat mission in Iraq is on the horizon. "Let me say this as plainly as I can: By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end," Obama said

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More News On President Obama's Decision To
Withdraw Combat Troops From Iraq

Obama lays down Iraq exit strategy -- The Age
Obama adds time to troop drawdown -- Financial Times
With Pledges to Troops and Iraqis, Obama Details Pullout -- New York Times
Obama Announces Iraq Exit Plan
-- Voice of America
Obama Sees Most Troops Out of Iraq by Aug. 31, 2010 -- Los Angeles Times
U.S. will be out of Iraq by 2011: Obama --
Obama to End US Combat Operations in Iraq by 2010 -- Daily Telegraph
Barack Obama's address calling an end to the Iraq war -- The Guardian
US Combat Troops to Leave Iraq by August 2010, Obama Says -- AFPS
Iraq Withdrawal Plan in Factors and Figures -- Los Angeles Times
Iraq Drawdown Decision Process Included Commanders, Gates Says -- AFPS
Obama calls Bush on Iraq withdrawal issue -- NDTV
Iraq Withdrawal, Logistical Nightmare? -- The Danger Room
Leaving Iraq: Shift to south, exit through desert -- Yahoo News/AP
Iraq War may end, but fighting doesn't -- Yahoo News/AP

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