Iraq: A failure by any measurement

On the evening of Aug. 31, just hours short of his self-imposed deadline, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves to announce that he had kept his 2008 election promise: American combat operations in Iraq have come to an end.

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Former British prime minister Tony Blair.
Scott Taylor
Published: Wednesday, 09/08/2010 12:00 am EDT

On the evening of Aug. 31, just hours short of his self-imposed deadline, President Barack Obama took to the airwaves to announce that he had kept his 2008 election promise: American combat operations in Iraq have come to an end.

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