DC Obama: War Over, Now Rebuild America By Michael McIntee | December 17, 2011 Now that the war in Iraq is over, President Obama says it is time to focus on rebuilding America. In his weekly address, he expressed the gratitude of the entire nation to the brave men and women who have served in the war in Iraq, and welcomed our troops home as we mark the official end to the war. This historic achievement would not be possible without the skill and dedication of the men and women of the United States Armed Forces. They prove every day that when we come together, there is nothing we cannot do. President Obama says now it’s time to follow their example, put aside partisanship, and rebuild our economy so that every American who wants to work can find a job, and everyone has the opportunity to make it if they try.