On Day Iraq Combat Mission Ends, Obama Phones Bush - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

On Day Iraq Combat Mission Ends, Obama Phones Bush

ABOARD AIR FORCE ONE (AP) - As he prepares to herald the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq, President Barack Obama has spoken by phone to former President George W. Bush. Aides say Obama placed the call from Air Force One today as he flew to Fort Bliss in Texas to speak to U.S. troops. Obama is scheduled to address the nation on Iraq from the Oval Office at 5pm tonight on KHQ. You can also watch it LIVE on KHQ.com

Deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes said the call to Bush lasted a few minutes. But neither he nor others would relate what was said. Republicans have criticized Obama for opposing both the war and Bush's troop surge plan while preparing to note with fanfare the successful handover of control to Iraqi forces.

 

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