When the Senator Obama campaigned for president in 2008, one of the most notable positions he held was that of opposing the War in Iraq. Upon taking office, whether he had loved or hated the conflict, the war was now his end. Former President Bush had already agreed to fully withdraw troops from the country, leaving Obama to simply put his final stamp of approval on that agreement in December of 2011. Now that time has come.
On Monday, the president greeted Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and gave a short speech regarding this, the final withdrawal of troops.
“This is a season of homecomings and military families all across America are being reunited for the holidays. In the coming days, the last American soldiers will cross the border out of Iraq with honor and with their heads held high. After nearly nine years, our war with Iraq ends this month.
“This is a historic moment. A war is ending. A new day is upon us. And let us never forget those who gave us this chance: the untold numbers of Iraqis who have given their lives; more than 1 million Americans – military and civilian – who have served in Iraq; nearly 4,500 fallen Americans who gave their last measure of devotion; tens of thousands of wounded warriors; and so many inspiring military families. They are the reasons that we can stand here today. We owe it to every single one of them – we have a moral obligation to all of them – to build a future worthy of their sacrifice.”
Regardless of our politics, Americans stand united in appreciation of the men and women who have given and continue to give their lives with no thought for their own interests. These are the individuals who represent the U.S. Armed Forces.
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