Obama: 'America's war in Iraq will be over'
October 21st, 2011
12:52 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama: 'America's war in Iraq will be over'

(CNN) – "After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over," President Barack Obama said Friday in announcing the full withdrawal of U.S. troops by the end of the year.

The new partnership with Iraq will be "strong and enduring," after U.S. troops leave the country, Obama said.

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  1. SecedingfromTexas

    @Dan and Pa-whatever:
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    Hate all you want, but you are NOT going to ruin this day for all of us who are feeling a great relief that our troops will
    be out of this quagmire. Just because you can't see the sun shining and prefer to hide in the dark clouds, that's
    your business. How about thanking ALL of the troops who put their lives on the line for AMERICA.
    BTW, you seem to have plenty of time to blow your hot air on CNN.com. Using "personal" time to vent your anger
    or cheating your employer?

    October 21, 2011 02:21 pm at 2:21 pm |
  2. VA VERY Ex Republican

    I honestly believe that my ex party followers are just going nuts. yes I am a registered republican and can prove it if needed. not proud of it any more. voted democrats back in 2008. had to fly 16 hours from Hong Kong just to make sure that I make it on 11/4/2008 and vote for Obama. As much as I want Obama to win as much as my demons make me hope he does not so republicans can feel the real pain with a republican in WH and they sit back and cry their hearts out for every minute of every day Obama was a president. then I stop and pull myself together and pray for independents like me to see the light and help in electing Obama for a second term because I love this country and I hate for it to go down the drain because of sick minded racist republicans who will do what it take to destroy a good president.

    October 21, 2011 02:22 pm at 2:22 pm |
  3. Lynda/Minnesota

    @Dominican mama 4 Obama:

    I was particularily amused at how "Dan" managed to drag Hillary into the conversation as if her vote somehow absolves Bush while he simultaneously (in his other comments) managed to try and fault President Obama, once again overlooking Bush.

    October 21, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
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