Middle East

August 31, 2010

Obama: Time to turn the page on U.S. mission in Iraq

Declaring the combat mission in Iraq over after more than seven years, President Barack Obama also sought to use the milestone Tuesday night to buy patience from voters on the economy, and patience from fellow Democrats on the war in Afghanistan. Obama didn't dwell on the deep problems Iraq still faces, including an upswing in violence and an inability to form a government.

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