Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall waits for the arrival of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on the South Portico of the White House, Sept. 1, 2010.

Chief of Protocol Capricia Marshall waits for the arrival of President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt on the South Portico of the White House, Sept. 1, 2010.

Brian Mosteller, deputy director of Oval Office operations, and Dan Shapiro, senior director for the Middle East, enter the Outer Oval Office where George Mitchell, special envoy for Middle East Peace, seated, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Personal Secretary Katie Johnson wait for the President, Sept. 1, 2010

Brian Mosteller, deputy director of Oval Office operations, and Dan Shapiro, senior director for the Middle East, enter the Outer Oval Office where George Mitchell,  special envoy for Middle East Peace, seated, Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and Personal Secretary Katie Johnson wait for the President, Sept. 1, 2010

President Barack Obama holds an expanded delegation bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010.

President Barack Obama holds an expanded delegation bilateral meeting with King Abdullah II of Jordan in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010.

President Barack Obama talks with members of his Middle East Policy team, including from right, George Mitchell, special envoy for Middle East Peace; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton; Dennis Ross, senior director for the Central Region; and Dan Shapiro, senior director for the Middle East, in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010.

President Barack Obama talks with members of his Middle East Policy team, including from right, George Mitchell, special envoy for Middle East Peace; Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton;  Dennis Ross, senior director for the Central Region; and Dan Shapiro, senior director for the Middle East, in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010.

President Barack Obama holds an extended bilateral meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010.

President Barack Obama holds an extended bilateral meeting with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010.

Dennis Ross, senior director for the Central Region, and Dan Shapiro, NSC senior director for the Middle East, center, confer in the Outer Oval as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands behind them at left, Sept. 1, 2010.

Dennis Ross, senior director for the Central Region, and Dan Shapiro, NSC senior director for the Middle East, center, confer in the Outer Oval as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton stands behind them at left, Sept. 1, 2010.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate about preparations for Hurricane Earl during a call in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010. Listening at right is Richard A. Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.

President Barack Obama talks on the phone with Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate about preparations for Hurricane Earl during a call in the Oval Office, Sept. 1, 2010. Listening at right is Richard A. Reed, Special Assistant to the President for Homeland Security.

Open for Questions: The End of the Combat Mission in Iraq

Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications Ben Rhodes answers your questions about the end of the combat mission in Iraq. August 31, 2010.

The End of the Combat Mission in Iraq

President Obama announces the end of the combat mission in Iraq and discusses the future of the U.S. commitment to helping build a stable Iraq in an address to the nation from the Oval Office. August 31, 2010.

Ending the War, Saluting the Troops

President Obama travels to Fort Bliss, TX to discuss the end of combat operations in Iraq and to thank the troops who have served and continue to serve to fulfill the mission in Iraq. August 31, 2010.