Obama ends U.S. combat in Iraq

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | 8:30 p.m. CDT; updated 11:56 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, August 31, 2010

WASHINGTON — Claiming no victory, President Barack Obama formally ended the U.S. combat role in Iraq after seven long years of bloodshed, declaring firmly Tuesday night: "It is time to turn the page." Now, he said, the nation's most urgent priority must be fixing its own sickly economy.