Washington: President Barack Obama on Tuesday closed U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq, not to declare victory in seven years of bloodshed, and tell them to war divided the country and around the world: It is time to turn the page.
Select the White House Oval Office with George W. Bush took the reported attack, which would define his presidency, Obama said directly: Our most urgent task is to restore our economy.
There is talk of civil unrest in weighing the people Obama and his presidency war address, for example, he may stress the low risk of unemployment in the United States.
While looking for a distinctive cap figures of recent U.S. history, Obama is the escalating conflict in Afghanistan. He promised again that the U.S. could stay in the fight that war, the longest time from Vietnam.
And in Iraq, the task of all, war is not over. Most Americans will probably die. The country is plagued by violence and political instability, and the Iraqi people are constantly struggling shortage of electricity and water.
Obama holds up to 50,000 troops to Iraq to train and support the fight against terrorism, and the remaining forces should not be left until the end of 2011.
As commander during a war he opposed, Obama was careful to thank the troops for their sacrifice, but clearly, was more like an error in completing a mission accomplished.
He spoke of the strained relations with allies, anger at home and for a first major prixde. The disc includes more than 4,400 U.S. soldiers and many more Iraqis dead, tens of thousands of other Americans wounded, and hundreds of billions of dollars spent.
Obama presses Iraqi leaders said it was time to show some urgent and responsible. Obama at one time wanted to assure Americans that the war was finally abolished, but also a promise from Iraq and viewers throughout the Middle East, the United States has no feet. Our Combat Mission is about to expire, he said, but we are committed to Iraqs future is not. -AP