Source: Corbett B. Daly / CBS News
President Obama on Tuesday reminded Americans that he has wound down two unpopular wars and vowed to bring home soon the remaining troops in Afghanistan.
“My fellow Americans, we have traveled through more than a decade under the dark cloud of war. Yet here, in the pre-dawn darkness of Afghanistan, we can see the light of a new day on the horizon,” Mr. Obama said in a high-profile television address from the war-torn nation.
“The Iraq War is over. The number of our troops in harm’s way has been cut in half, and more will be coming home soon. We have a clear path to fulfill our mission in Afghanistan, while delivering justice to al Qaeda,” Mr. Obama said in the remarks, which lasted about ten minutes.
Mr. Obama arrived in Afghanistan under cover of darkness for an unannounced visit to meet with U.S. troops to sign a ten-year agreement with President Hamid Karzai on the role of U.S. forces beyond the end of the war in 2014.
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