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Open Thread: President Obama's Iraq Speech

Here's the text. Right-wingers were demanding he give George W. Bush a big shout-out. The closest he got to that was this: As we do, I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the

Here's the text.

Right-wingers were demanding he give George W. Bush a big shout-out. The closest he got to that was this:

As we do, I am mindful that the Iraq War has been a contentious issue at home. Here, too, it is time to turn the page. This afternoon, I spoke to former President George W. Bush.

It's well known that he and I disagreed about the war from its outset. Yet no one could doubt President Bush's support for our troops, or his love of country and commitment to our security. As I have said, there were patriots who supported this war, and patriots who opposed it. And all of us are united in appreciation for our servicemen and women, and our hope for Iraq's future.

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