Obama’s Address to Veterans
In Iraq, after more than six years of war, we took an important step forward in June. We transferred control of all cities and towns to Iraq's security services. The transition to full Iraqi responsibility for their own security is now underway. This progress is a testament to all those who have served in Iraq, uniformed and civilian. And our nation owes these Americans—and all who have given their lives—a profound debt of gratitude.
All veterans, and especially those
who have been in combat deserve
recognition and support. In a war
they should be given all they need to
win quickly and after they return home
they deserve support for education and
treatment for any problems they have
left over from their service.