Last night, President Barack Obama addressed the nation and the world about the end of our combat mission in Iraq. He stressed that it is time to 'turn the page,' and never mentioned whether we accomplished our mission or not, unlike the George W. Bush flying onto an aircraft carrier to annouce 'Mission Accomplished.'
As the war continues, don't think for a moment that the war is over, we want to make sure that we never close our eyes to the horror and tragedy that has occurred in Iraq during this unjust war. Below is the text of the Presiden't speech as well as some of the most dramatic pictures from the very beginning of the war.
Good evening. Tonight, I'd like to talk to you about the end of our combat mission in Iraq, the ongoing security challenges we face, and the need to rebuild our nation here at home.
I know this historic moment comes at a time of great uncertainty for many Americans. We have now been through nearly a decade of war. We have endured a long and painful recession. And sometimes in the midst of these storms, the future that we are trying to build for our nation - a future of lasting peace and long-term prosperity may seem beyond our reach.