so I heard the war in Iraq is OVER

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    Sep 01, 2010 1:36 AM GMT
    I s this true sorry i hardly watch the news i heard on facebook from a friend.
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    Sep 01, 2010 1:54 AM GMT
    WASHINGTON – Claiming no victory, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly Tuesday night: "It's time to turn the page." Now, he said, the nation's most urgent priority is fixing its own sickly economy.

    From the Oval Office, where George W. Bush first announced the invasion that would come to define his presidency, Obama addressed millions who were divided over the war in his country and around the world. Fiercely opposed to the war from the start, he said the United States "has paid a huge price" to give Iraqis the chance to shape their future — a cost that now includes more than 4,400 troops dead, tens of thousands more wounded and hundreds of billions of dollars spent.

    In a telling sign of the domestic troubles weighing on the United States and his own presidency, Obama turned much of the emphasis in a major war address to the dire state of U.S. joblessness. He said the Iraq war had stripped America of money needed for its own prosperity, and he called for an economic commitment at home to rival the grit and purpose of a military campaign.

    In his remarks of slightly less than 20 minutes, only his second address from the Oval Office, Obama looked directly into the TV camera, hands clasped in front of him on his desk, family photos and the U.S. and presidential flags behind him. His tone was somber.

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    Sep 02, 2010 11:57 AM GMT
    Didn't Bush set the draw out date?

    It's going to be the same as Vietnam, Korea, etc. We are going to be occupying it for a long long time. We are still leaving troops there as a "policing" action. Probably because they are not a western culture and we just can not live with someone being a bit different.

    There has to be a war, it's good for the president. Private security contractors that rebuild these places are good for the economy. Afghanistan is going to be fully occupied for a long time even though we really aren't doing anything. It looks good and they can play on 9/11 to keep troops there.