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Friday, October 21, 2011

Obama: 'America's War in Iraq Is Over'

The U.S. will formally end its military presence in Iraq, President Obama said Friday, with the remaining 43,000 troops leaving the country by the end of the year.

"After nearly nine years, America's war in Iraq will be over," Obama said in the White House Briefing Room.

The president had been willing to keep as many as 3,000 troops in Iraq as trainers, but discussions never progressed far enough to include talk of specific troop levels or missions even that number was rebuffed by the Iraqi government

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