October 21, 2011 by John Lyman
The administration announced Friday that all U.S. combat forces will be out of Iraq by year-end, leaving in place a security contingent of several hundred troops to protect U.S. embassy personal. “As promised, the rest of our troops in Iraq will come home by the end of the year. After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” President Obama announced.
“Over the next two months, our troops in Iraq, tens of thousands of them, will pack up their gear and board convoys for the journey home.”