WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Friday declared an end to the Iraq war, one of the longest and most divisive conflicts in U.S. history, announcing that all U.S. troops would be withdrawn from the country by year’s end.
Obama’s statement put an end to months of wrangling over whether the U.S. would maintain a force in Iraq beyond 2011.
“After nearly nine years,” the president, “America’s war in Iraq will be over.”
via Obama announces total Iraq troop withdrawal – seattlepi.com.
Wonder if this guy will ever get a prize for doing so much to bring peace and freedom to the parts of the world that long for it.