President Obama pictured speaking at the beginning of the daily White House press briefing Friday (October 21) in Washington, DC. Obama announced that all U.S. Troops will be out of Iraq by the end of the year. View full video below.
“After nearly nine years, America’s war in Iraq will be over,” Obama said. “The coming months will be a season of homecomings. Our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays.”
Since its start in 2003, the Iraqi War has reportedly killed 4,469 troops and injured over 32 thousand. It has also reportedly cost the United States 800 billion to fund. Almost all U.S. troops will be home by the end of December, according to Obama.
FULL VIDEO OF PRESIDENT OBAMA’S PRESS BRIEFING