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Obama says it's time to turn the page on Iraq

 

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama on Tuesday declared an end to the U.S. combat role in Iraq after more than seven years of war, saying the country's future now is up to its own people. "It is time to turn the page," said the president, who opposed the war from the start.

Obama is keeping up to 50,000 troops in Iraq for support and counterterrorism training, and the final forces aren't to be out until late next year. But he sought to mark Aug. 31, 2010, as a milestone in one of the defining chapters in recent American history.

"Ending this war is not only in Iraq's interest — i...



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