Tuesday, August 31, 2010

President Obama Declares An End To U.S. Iraq Combat

Obama Declares End to U.S. Iraq Combat -- New York Times

WASHINGTON — President Obama formally declared an end to the combat mission in Iraq Tuesday night, telling the nation that, after seven years of war that claimed more than 4,400 American lives, it is ‘’time to turn the page’’ toward another war, Afghanistan, and toward pressing problems at home.

In an address from the Oval Office – only his second as president – Mr. Obama reminded Americans that, in giving responsibility for Iraqi security to the Iraqis, he was fulfilling a promise he made while running for office. He conceded that Americans are ‘’understandably asking tough questions’’ about Afghanistan, but urged the nation to stick with him on that war.

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More News On President Obama's Speech From the Oval Office

Prepared text of President Obama's remarks on Iraq -- McClatchy News

Obama: US combat in Iraq over, 'time to turn page'
-- Yahoo News/AP
Obama: Time to turn the page in Iraq -- Yahoo News/Reuters
Obama declares an end to Iraq combat mission -- Yahoo News/AFP
Obama: Time to turn the page on U.S. mission in Iraq -- McClatchy News
Obama marks end of combat mission in Iraq -- L.A. Times
President Obama Marks End of Combat in Iraq, Cite
Challenges Ahead
-- ABC News
Obama 'awed' by US Iraq sacrifice -- BBC
Obama Hails End of Iraq Combat, Stresses Economy -- CBS News
Obama declares 'combat mission in Iraq has ended' -- CNN
Obama Marks End of U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq, Salutes Bush -- FOX News
Obama declares it's time to turn page on U.S. mission in Iraq -- The Hill
Obama declares end to Iraq war, pledging it's 'time to turn the page' and focus on economy -- New York Daily News
Obama on Iraq: 'It's Time to Turn the Page' -- Time Magazine
Barack Obama ends the war in Iraq. 'Now it's time to turn the page' -- The Guardian
America calls end to front line operations in Iraq -- the Telegraph
Farewell to Iraq, but no talk of mission accomplished -- The Independent
Obama ends 'combat mission' in Iraq -- Al Jazeera
Obama: 'Operation Iraqi Freedom Is Over' -- NPR
Obama ends Iraq combat effort: 'Time to turn page' -- CTV
Obama addresses nation, declares 'Operation Iraqi Freedom is over' -- Stars And Stripes
FACT CHECK: Is Iraq combat really over for U.S.? -- Washington Post

1 comment:

Aurangzeb said...

In Iraq war, there was no victory! This was a war against the weapons of mass destruction which were never found. And apparently it was to distract people from a lot of policies that gw bush was making and wanting to hide, and as a consequence, us is at the virge of disaster today. Obama, is a good man to end this war. I hope there is more peace in the incoming days! A'meen!