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updated 1:22 p.m. EST, Fri February 27, 2009
President Obama talks about his Iraq War withdrawal plan at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, on Friday. Between 35,000 to 50,000 troops will remain in Iraq, he said. They would be withdrawn gradually until all U.S. forces are out of Iraq by December 31, 2011 -- the deadline set under an agreement the Bush administration signed with the Iraqi government last year. "Let me say this as plainly as I can: By August 31, 2010, our combat mission in Iraq will end," Obama said in a speech at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
Originally posted by SLAYER69
Or maybe they are simply honoring an agreement signed between former President Bush and the Iraqi Government back in the last year of his Presidency that now Obama has to abide by