Grand Junction Residents React to Iraq War Announcement

November 6, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 11:34 AM EDT

By KREX News Room
By Cori Coffin

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November 6, 2013 Updated Oct 26, 2011 at 11:34 AM EDT

As word continues to spread about President Obama's plan to complete the war in Iraq by the end of this year, NewsChannel 5 hit the streets asking the public their thoughts on Obama's decision.

The majority of people we spoke with believe the President's decision was a positive step forward for the U.S. Some thought money used in Iraq would be better spent on other issues. And for those who have loved ones overseas, the news means a long awaited homecoming for the holidays.

Nearly 40,000 U.S. troops will come home or be redeployed.