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Obama Visits Iraq

obamaObama surprised the US troops in Iraq this morning with a visit and a speech.  He arrived at Camp Victory this morning, seemingly out of the blue, near the Baghdad International Airport and spoke with top US commander of Iraq, General Raymond Odierno.  He’s also set to meet with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki later today.  Reuters reports that the trip was not publicized before Air Force One landed due to security reasons. 

Click the picture to hear his speech to the base, published on BBC News Online.

 

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Jennifer Bushaw

Jennifer Bushaw holds an MA from the University of Chicago in Middle Eastern Studies with an emphasis on policy. She focused her research, including her Thesis, on modern Iraq and the Iraq war. She also has a Bachelor's in History from the University of Michigan. Jennifer is currently working as an Investigative Research Associate for a security advisory and management firm in Chicago, Illinois.

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Iraq-US Policy; Security; Coalition Operations;

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