Aug. 31, 2010 -- In a primetime address from the Oval Office, President Obama will tell the nation tonight that the United States has officially ended combat operations in Iraq.
After over seven years of war, Obama will mark this as a key milestone, but the White House says it is not a declaration of "mission accomplished," as President Bush declared after landing on the USS Abraham in 2003.
"You won't hear those words coming from us," White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said Monday. "Obviously, tomorrow marks a change in our mission. It marks a milestone -- that we have achieved in moving our combat troops out."
But on the ground in Iraq, there's hardly clarity on what this end of combat operations means.
ABC's Dan Harris, travelling with U.S. troops in Iraq, asked one soldier if he feels as if the war is over.
"We're combat troops. We're still here. We still have a job to do," the soldier said. "The names change, but the mission's pretty much the same."
"You don't feel like combat is done?" Harris asked.
"Not at all sir," the soldier replied, laughing.
Our question to you today: Do you think the war in Iraq is over?