President Barack Obama has confirmed that he will withdraw all U.S. forces from Iraq by the end of 2011, the Washington Post is reporting. The withdrawal will end a nine-year war that has left Americans divided.
The announcement came on October 21, when Obama and Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appeared in a video conference. They agreed to complete the U.S. military departure, which plays an important promise in Obama’s reelection effort. The decision drew support from those opposed to the war, as well as sharp criticism from Obama’s Republican rivals.
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