Monday, August 30, 2010

‘I Pledged I Would End This War, As President That’s What I’m Doing’

In his weekly address to the nation, President Obama welcomes home combat troops from Iraq. In a speech that sounds more political than presidential, the President re-iterates that the end of combat operations fulfills a campaign promise and focuses not on their brave and impressive victory but on his promise to provide them veteran services now that they are home. The President also ignores the fact that American troops are still fighting and dying in Iraq despite his announcement that the war is ending.