“Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country,” he said, according to the excerpts.
The president addressed the economic crisis in America by talking about how restoring prosperity at home is critical to maintaining the nation’s strength abroad. Obama said getting the economy back on track is his “central responsibility as president,” according to the excerpts.
“Today, our most urgent task is to restore our economy, and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work,” the president said.
Obama said ending the war in Iraq is in the United States’ best interest and “now, it is time to turn the page.”
“Through this remarkable chapter in the history of the United States and Iraq, we have met our responsibility,” the excerpts said.
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