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Obama addresses soldiers at Fort Bragg

12-15-2011 08:50 BJT

Despite lingering questions about whether the United States should have invaded Iraq, President Obama said the US is ending a war not with a final battle, but with a final march towards home.

The war killed 4,500 US troops and at least 60,000 Iraqis. Obama said on Tuesday the war would cost more than one trillion US dollars. As of this week, there were about 5,500 US troops left in Iraq, down from more than 170,000 at the height of the war.

Leaving Iraq allows the White House to focus more on Afghanistan as well as on economic worries at home. But, critics have accused Obama of ending the war hastily to suit his re-election campaign.

Despite lingering questions about whether the United States should have invaded Iraq, President Obama said the US is ending a war not with a final battle, but with a final march towards home.

First lady Michelle Obama and U.S. President Barack Obama applaud troops at Fort
Bragg in North Carolina December 14, 2011.

 

Editor:Zhang Jingya |Source: CNTV.CN

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