Obama marks the end of the war in Iraq at Fort Bragg
U.S. President Barack Obama has marked the end of the war in Iraq to the
"exceptional performance" of U.S. troops in a conflict applaud leaning.
In a speech at Fort Bragg in North Carolina, praised the soldiers who
served and died in the war, and their families.
The last U.S. troops are expected to withdraw from Iraq within a few
The Republicans have criticized the withdrawal citing concerns about the
stability of Iraq, but most Americans support the motion.
In his speech Wednesday, President Obama - praised the bravery of U.S.
troops - who owes his presidency in part on his opposition to the war in
Iraq during the conflict in almost nine years.
"Tomorrow will be the colors of the U.S. battled Iraqi forces among the
colors in a ceremony in Baghdad piped," said Obama, who was on his first
visit to Fort Bragg. "Then they will begin their journey home across an