Power has changed hands, but that's not changing the deployment of thousands of US troops serving in Iraq.
Many people want to know when they can come home. Many military familiesâ€™s in Oklahoma anxiously watched Mondayâ€™s handover and wondered what it means for their loved ones.
Cynthia Carney seems to volley between fierce pride in the military and fear for the well-being of her 19-year-old son, US Marine Kyle Carney. He's serving near Fallujah performing night reconnaissance air missions using remote control spy planes.
Carney says US troops were on a mission. And now that the Iraqi's are back in control of their country, that mission has been accomplished. Her patriotic pride is matched with worry about the dangers her son faces.
She says Lance Corporal Carney's unit deals with mortar attacks almost daily. And she's afraid it could get worse. "I don't know if it's safer. I believe it's actually more volatile itâ€™s probably the most dangerous but I think our guys are ready. This is what they've trained for all of their lives, since they've been in this they've trained for I think they're more ready and know what to expect."