Barack Obama

Obama Tells Vets He Kept Promises to Them

Points out ending war in Iraq, increasing health care for vets

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President Obama told several hundred troops with the 1st Armored Division here that he kept his promises as commander in chief during the past three and a half years, ending the war in Iraq, drawing down forces in Afghanistan and redoubling care for returning veterans.

His record, he said, was proof that he can be trusted at the helm for four more years.

"I told the American people that all our troops would be out of Iraq by the end of [2011]," Obama said. "At the time I know some folks didn't believe me. They were skeptical. Some thought the end of combat was just word games and semantics. But I meant what I said."