White House press secretary Jay Carney says the Obama administration is ending the war in Iraq responsibly.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday (11/29), Carney said in the final weeks of the year, the president is fulfilling his promise to withdraw the remaining U.S. forces from Iraq.
Carney’s comments followed news that Vice President Joe Biden arrived in Baghdad for a surprise visit.
White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said, "President Obama, when he was running for this office, made clear that if elected he would end the war in Iraq responsibly. What we're seeing happen in these final six weeks of the year is the fulfillment of that promise, where we are withdrawing the remaining U.S. forces from Iraq and we are ending that war responsibly."