BREAKING NEWS: President Obama to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq

Reuters – President Barack Obama said on Friday the United States will fulfill its pledge to pull troops out of Iraq by the end of the year.

“As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” Obama told reporters.

He spoke after a video conference with Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and said the two were in full agreement about how to move forward.

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13 Responses to BREAKING NEWS: President Obama to withdraw all U.S. troops from Iraq

  1. Ametia says:

    WOW! Been out of the media web for 3 days and POTUS continues making history. Thank you, Mr. President. BRING OUR MEN AND WOMEN HOME!

  2. President Obama rewrites the end to Iraq War

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  3. You’re so right, SG2. I remember thinking back in 2006 — long before I knew anything about candidate Obama– that I’d probably vote for Hillary Clinton for President (I had missed seeing Obama’s famous DNC speech back in 2004, and Bill Clinton had proven to be an “aah-ite” POTUS–so Hillary seemed the likely choice for me back then). But when the primaries heated up in 2007, I decided I’d better learn something about this Obama guy, especially after both he and Hillary C. came within 90 miles of my small hometown near Selma, AL to commerate the 42nd anniversary of the famous voting rights march across the Edmund Pettus Bridge. I didn’t get to see either candidate personally, but I watched the event on TV. It was at that point that I decided to buy and read Obama’s book “The Audacity of Hope.” That led me to read his first book, “Dreams From My Father.” After reading those two books, there was no doubt in my mind that this man possessed the wherewithal–superior intelligence, immense humanity, and extraordinary life experiences–to handle any national or international crisis he might face as President of the United States of America.

    After just three years of experiencing an Obama presidency, I think my instincts were right. More importantly, I think more and more Americans are coming to realize that Barack Hussien Obama is no ordinary man, and he is no ordinary politician. He may well prove to be one of greatest Presidents ever!

  4. President Barack Obama talks with Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki of Iraq during a secure video teleconference in the Situation Room of the White House, Oct. 21, 2011. Seated at the table, from left, are: Tony Blinken, National Security Advisor to the Vice President ; National Security Advisor Tom Donilon; Puneet Talwar, Senior Director for Iraq, Iran and the Gulf States; Deputy National Security Advisor Denis McDonough; and Chief of Staff Bill Daley. Pictured on screen, from left, are: Prime Minister al-Maliki, along with two aides; Vice President Joe Biden; General Lloyd Austin, Commanding General of U.S. Forces – Iraq; and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq James Jeffrey.

  5. Bring the Boys Home

  6. March 1, 2008 5:34 PM

    FORT WORTH, TEXAS — Hillary Clinton told reporters that both she and the presumtive Republican nominee John McCain offer the experience to be ready to tackle any crisis facing the country under their watch, but Barack Obama simply offers more rhetoric. “I think you’ll be able to imagine many things Senator McCain will be able to say,” she said. “He’s never been the president, but he will put forth his lifetime of experience. I will put forth my lifetime of experience. Senator Obama will put forth a speech he made in 2002.” Clinton was referring to Obama’s anti-war speech he delivered in Chicago before entering the United States Senate.

    • I’m shaking my head at then Sen. Clinton’s comments about the Sen. Obama’s lack of foreign policy “experience.” I remember Clinton’s comments well; I also remember the infamous “3 a.m.” ad spot she ran against her democratic opponent, trying to weaken his status in the polls. (Ya know something, he never ever attempted to vilify her during the long hardfought campaign).

      Although I think Sec. of State Clinton is now doing a wonderful job as a top-level member in now President Obama’s Cabinet, I think she probably regrets ever making those comments and launching that ad. Karma is a bytch.

      • Hi, NCW!

        So true. Karma is a beyotch! Our President has made them all look like fools in thinking he was naive on foreign policy. He is showing the world how to get it done. I listened again today at the Cairo speech he gave in 2009 and thought..Wow! What a change! And to think Hillary tried to make a mockery of the speech given in 2002 by a young man running for senator and six years later he was the one elected President to end the war in Iraq. We are so lucky to have him!.

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