Obama Announces The End Of America’s Combat Mission In Iraq

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President Obama’s Full Address on Iraq.

Declaring no victory after seven years of bloodshed, President Barack Obama on Tuesday ended the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, telling millions who were divided over the war in his country and around the world: “It is time to turn the page.”

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From the Oval Office, where President George W. Bush first announced the invasion that would come to define his time in office, Obama said bluntly: “Our most urgent task is to restore our economy.” It was a telling sign of the domestic troubles weighing on Obama’s nation and his own presidency that he would put such emphasis on the dire state of U.S. joblessness in a major war address.

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