Iraq: Tuesday, 31 August 2010

Via Voice of America:

"President Barack Obama will address the American people on Tuesday about the new advisory and training role for the U.S. military in Iraq. Mr. Obama's speech from the Oval Office comes after a visit with U.S. troops at Ft. Bliss, Texas and private visits at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington with soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan."

"The president is expected to explain to Americans what the U.S. has accomplished in Iraq since 2003, underscore a continuing commitment to Iraq's stability, and pay tribute to the sacrifices by American military personnel."

News

Obama to Address U.S. on Iraq Transition Today - Voice of America

Obama's Speech on Iraq Carries Political Pitfalls - Washington Post

Obama Must Walk Fine Line In Iraq Speech - Reuters

Tuesday Marks Formal End of U.S. Combat Mission in Iraq - Voice of America

Biden Arrives in Iraq to Mark Troop Drawdown - Voice of America

Biden to Meet with Top Iraqi Politicians - Washington Post

No Letup in Iraq for Some Military Forces - Washington Times

Iraqis Move to Protect Themselves from Violence - Washington Post

Mysterious Killings Spread Panic in Iraq - Los Angeles Times

Fearing the Future, Few Iraqis Cheer U.S. Departure - Associated Press

U.S. Ends Combat In Iraq But Instability Lingers - Reuters

Analysis: U.S. Hopes for Iraq Collided with Reality - Associated Press

Restoring Names to Iraq War's Unknown Casualties - New York Times

Embedistan: Reporting With or Without the Military - New York Times

Opinion

The End of the Iraq Mission - Minnesota Public Radio interview

Iraqis Need Post-war Commitments - Washington Post editorial

Suing Mr. Rumsfeld - Washington Post editorial

Iraq's 'Milestone' - Washington Post opinion

In Korea, a Model for Iraq - New York Times opinion

A Fog of Ambiguity - Washington Post opinion

Nation Building Works - New York Times opinion

Iraq after U.S. Combat Forces Withdraw - Los Angeles Times opinion

Abandoned in Baghdad - New York Times opinion

Winding Down the Iraq War, and Avoiding Civil War - Los Angeles Times opinion

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