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President Obama marks the end of war in Afghanistan

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — (CNN) — President Barack Obama released a statement on Sunday marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan. “Today’s ceremony in Kabul marks a milestone for our country. For more than 13 years, ever since nearly 3,000 innocent lives were taken from us on 9/11, our nation has been at war in Afghanistan,” Obama said. “Now, thanks to the extraordinary sacrifices of our men and women in uniform, our combat mission in Afghanistan is ending, and the longest war in American history is coming to a responsible conclusion.”

8 comments

  • LIZ

    Thank You Mr. President for doing a remarkable job. Ending the war, lowering gas prices, creating jobs ect……. Thank you for cleaning up Bush shyt!!!!!

  • Mo Fiscal conservatism

    AND, for marking the start of presidents who take credit for what other people, blame anything bad on other people, smoke pot and say “Don’t be hatin”. Basically, the start of having a high school student as president!!!!

  • mia

    Eight months and the radicals will retake everything. We accomplished nothing except to keep soldiers from being able to vote in 2012.

    • Robbie

      Iraq was a joke! The war there only started the destabilizing of the entire region and you guys know it. Bush thought it would be a cake walk and he and his buddies stood to make millions off the oil. That didn’t happen. Afghanistan was about bin laden. Documentaries based on first hand knowledge have proven Bush had him and let him escape into Pakistan. Although you won’t give Obama credit for it, his administration put his lights out. Afghanistan is a 3rd world country full of corruption. Kind of like Virginia was under McDonnell.

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