March 1st, 2012
07:13 AM ET
11 years ago

Obama honors Iraq war veterans at White House dinner

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama hosted a dinner to salute soldiers recently back from Iraq - marking his first major tribute to the veterans since officially withdrawing all troops from the nation.

The White House said it invited more than 100 veterans and one guest each to the event Wednesday night, and a few veteran groups and Gold Star families.


Filed under: Iraq • President Obama • Veterans • White House
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  1. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    Honoring our finest, is another job well done by President Obama. Compare bringing our troops home from a republican unnecessary war with Mittens and the republicans wanting to start another war with Iran.

    March 1, 2012 07:44 am at 7:44 am |
  2. Wire Palladin, S. F.

    I just realized that Mittens economic plan that adds $3.4 trillion to our national debt does not include the cost of his war with Iran.

    March 1, 2012 07:55 am at 7:55 am |
  3. diridi

    the best president, America is blessed with....

    March 1, 2012 08:12 am at 8:12 am |
  4. GI Joe.

    Good for him. It's a shame W couldn't even explain why they were there.

    March 1, 2012 08:49 am at 8:49 am |
  5. WiredweirdinSF

    So glad he has honored the veterans. Unfortunately he has dishonored his country. All of that blood and treasure wasted so he could get the votes of the drug addicts and welfare frauds and throw this country in to another recession and energy crisis. What could you expect from a person whose only real job experience was hanging SEIU posters on telephone poles.

    March 1, 2012 09:04 am at 9:04 am |