President Obama announced Friday withdrawl of most combat troops from Iraq

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. – President Obama announced Friday that he would withdraw most U.S. combat troops from Iraq by the end of next summer, fulfilling a central campaign promise and setting an end date to a six-year war that has claimed the lives of 4,251 American troops.

Obama, speaking before thousands of camouflage-clad Marines, declared that he would “remove our combat brigades over the next 18 months.”

“[L]et me say this as plainly as I can: by August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end,” the president said, winning applause from an audience filled with veterans of the conflict.

“The drawdown of our military should send a clear signal that Iraq’s future is now its own responsibility,” he said.

Obama’s move to conclude the deeply polarizing war in some ways brings him full circle, just over a month into his presidency. It was his initial opposition to the conflict and vow to end it that did so much to lift the young Democrat into contention two years ago.

You go Mr. President! I say again! finally a man in the Whitehouse that does the right thing, has a plan and tells us about his plan… There are many out there that dont like him don’t know why and I dont care. Good luck Mr. President keep going…

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