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Obama marks end of Iraq war

2011-12-14 19:32

Fort Bragg - US President Barack Obama is marking the end of the Iraq war, telling troops that the US is peacefully leaving behind a stable nation and closing "one of the most extraordinary chapters in the history of the American military".

The president and first lady Michelle Obama are in Fort Bragg in North Carolina to pay tribute to the troops who fought and died in Iraq.

Obama said "there is something profound about the end of a war that has lasted so long".

All US troops are to be out of Iraq by December 31, though Obama has pledged the US will continue to help Iraq.

Comments
  • Vegi - 2011-12-14 19:52

    Bloodthirsty monster, enemy of the peace.

      RA - 2011-12-15 06:08

      now over 2 pakistan n iran right?get another hobby mr.US

  • JudithNkwe - 2011-12-14 19:55

    I wish his fantasy were true. It is far from it. How do we bring an end to war and the arms trade? I am beginning to think by removing all alpha males and females from the gene pool, but that's not PC is it?

  • Michael White - 2011-12-14 20:00

    Correction...America's war in Iraq is over, sorry "ending". At least until some Iraqi kid is old enough to go shove a rocket down a yanks throat for what they did to his childhood. Then we get to do it all again YaY!!!!

  • malcolm - 2011-12-14 20:12

    1.) There was no officcial war.It was an illegal occupation of IRAQ by the USA 2.)It was a genocide committed by the U.S. with the help of the British. 3.)The Iraqi people are far worse off than they were before the USA committed genocide 4.)Where are the weapons of mass destruction that USA and Britain went to war over? 5.)Not Extraordinary. Extrasick. 6.)Who is in control of the Iraqi oil and benefitting from it. Certainly not the moth eaten poor Iraqi people. No its being used to bail out the USA economy, which was in huge sh1t around the time the CIA flew aeroplanes into the twin towers, and were assisting the Bush administration to cause a war with financially beneficial outcome. Africa is fast becoming the new cold war playground. Russia are out of the picture for now. Libya was just the start of the new cold war & Africa is the new puppet. China verse USA. Watch and wait.

  • Gerhard - 2011-12-14 20:13

    Relocating troops in neighbor countries like Kuwait preparing for the next invasion only few can go home.

  • An observer - 2011-12-14 20:24

    It is patently obvious why they are withdrawing from Iraq. The reason is they are going to start another war elsewhere. Watch this space for another episode of space invaders. It is good for the Presidents Club who benefit from the wars.

  • Karmah - 2011-12-14 20:31

    Next headline will read: Obama assisinated...

  • Michael White - 2011-12-14 21:52

    Mobile chem labs, anthrax, ricin, uranium. Anyone remember those flash cards they used on the UN? If I'd paid for this I'd be asking the US for my money back cos I didn't get what I was sold.

  • Muhammed - 2011-12-14 23:08

    oh well...it's just US propaganda...

  • Breinlekkasie - 2011-12-15 06:14

    Maybe the American government can now start buying back their country for the Chinese.

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