Obama Is Bringing Home Troops From Iraq In 2 Months

US President Barack Obama announced today that the war in Iraq was over and that the US would be bringing all its troops home this December.

Obama conveyed the great news in a press conference and also to his supporters via social media and email.

“After nearly nine years, the American war in Iraq will end. Our servicemen and women will be with their families for the holidays.

The war in Iraq came with tremendous cost. More than a million Americans served in Iraq, and nearly 4,500 gave their lives in service to the rest of us. Today, as always, we honor these patriots.

When I came into office, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end. As Commander in Chief, I ended our combat mission last year and pledged to keep our commitment to remove all our troops by the end of 2011. To date, we’ve removed more than 100,000 troops from Iraq.”

Here is a video of his statement, released by the White House:

via Associated Press.
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