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Obama: Complete Withdrawal of U.S. Troops from Iraq

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

(CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - October 21, 2011 -

After nearly a decade of fighting, President Obama on Friday announced the end of the Iraq war, keeping his campaign promise from 2008.

"Today I can say that our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays," Mr. Obama said in the White House briefing room, "the long war in Iraq will come to an end by the end of this year."

Ahead of his announcement, a White House aide said "the partnership between the U.S. and Iraq will be a normal one between two sovereign nations."


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