Obama: End of US combat role in Iraq 'on schedule'

(AP) - President Barack Obama says America's combat rolein Iraq will end Aug. 31 "as promised and on schedule."Obama tells the Disabled American Veterans organization

ATLANTA - (AP) - President Barack Obama says America's combat rolein Iraq will end Aug. 31 "as promised and on schedule."

Obama tells the Disabled American Veterans organization thatviolence in Iraq has been at a lower ebb recently. And he says thatin advance of terminating U.S. combat operations there, hundreds ofbases have been transferred to the Iraqis and "we're moving outmillions of pieces of equipment."

Obama pledged in his presidential campaign to pull all troopsout by the end of 2011. And in his Atlanta speech, he said that bythe end of August, more than 90,000 servicemen and women will havebeen brought home since he took office.

However, there was a chilling reminder of the perils that linger- two bombings and a drive-by shooting killed eight people

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