President Obama declared that "the American combat mission in Iraq has ended" in his prime-time address Tuesday.Hard to turn the page when they are stuck together due to being soaked in blood, man. Still, Obama's at least not giving in to the Republican demands to "give Bush credit for winning the war". Bush only deserved credit for starting this unconscionable mess in the first place.
"Operation Iraqi Freedom is over, and the Iraqi people now have lead responsibility for the security of their country," he said.
Obama said the winding down of the war in Iraq means it's time for citizens to unite and build a better life for all Americans.
"Our most urgent task is to restore our economy and put the millions of Americans who have lost their jobs back to work," he said in his nationwide address from the Oval Office.
"... This will be difficult. But in the days to come, it must be our central mission as a people and my central responsibility as president."
The president said ending the war in Iraq is in the United States' best interest and "it is time to turn the page."
Obama said he has spoken with former President George W. Bush about moving forward on Iraq's future.
We'll see. Now, about that economy...