President Barack Obama declared an end to the war in Iraq Friday, one of the longest and most divisive wars in U.S. history. He announced that ALL troops will be withdrawn by the end of the year.
President Obama’s statement “After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over.”
This statement put an end to months of debating over whether the U.S. would maintain a force in Iraq beyond 2011.
He spoke at the White House after a private video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, and he offered assurances that the two leaders agreed on the decision. The American withdrawal by the end of 2011 was sealed in a deal between the two countries when George W. Bush was president. Obama declared the end of the combat mission earlier this year.
Way to go OBAMA and it’s about damn time!!