What War on Terror? Obama Says US Turning “a Page on a Decade of Conflict”

Tue May 28, 2013 AT 11:09 AM EDT

President Obama said the United States was turning “a page on a decade of conflict” as he delivered a Memorial Day address at Arlington National Cemetery near Washington on Monday, The Hill reports.  Obama noted the drawing down of U.S. forces underway in Afghanistan and said that next year’s holiday would mark the final Memorial Day of the war. Even so, Politico reports, the president reminded Americans on Monday not to forget the soldiers still fighting in Afghanistan. The Hill points out that just last week President Obama said the war on terror must end.

Meanwhile, the Wall Street Journal discusses whether Obama’s intended legacy of expanding the role of government to better our lives may devolve into simply increasing the nation’s distrust of government. Finally, watch CBS News’ Bob Schieffer light into Obama on Sunday’s “Face The Nation,” arguing that the administration’s stringent communications policy was “hurting [the president’s] credibility and shortchanging the public” here.

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