Two years after his visit to Fort Bliss that marked the end of the combat mission in Iraq, President Barack Obama returned there Saturday to speak to the troops and discuss his commitment to standing by those who served as the nation winds down the Bush wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Now, when I was here last, I made you a pledge,” President Obama said. “I said that, as President, I will insist that America serves you and your families as well as you’ve served us. And there again, I meant what I said. Because part of ending wars responsibly is caring for those who fought in it. That’s why I wanted to come back to Bliss on this anniversary to reaffirm our solemn obligations to you and your families.You see, we may be turning a page on a decade of war, but America’s responsibilities to you have only just begun.
Why would people vote to put a party back in power that started wars based on bad intel and evil intentions? President Obama promised to end the wars, and he’s doing that.
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