Nightly News   |  February 19, 2010

Obama renames Iraq war

Starting in September, the war in Iraq will have a name the Obama administration thinks better reflects the U.S. forces' reduced role there. NBC's Brian Williams reports.

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>>> ambassador to china today to protest.

>>> we call it the war in iraq . it began seven years ago next month. at first the bush white house called it " operation iraqi liberation ." then perhaps realizing those words spelled out "oil," the official name became " operation iraqi freedom ." come this september, the war in iraq will have a new name, one the obama administration thinks better reflects the u.s. forces ' reduced force there, even though it may remind some folks of a household cleaning product. the new name will be "operation new dawn." new jersey senior senator frank