Tag Archive for Iraq

President’s Memorial Day Weekend Address: Sacrifice

On this Memorial Day weekend, President Obama calls on the American people to join him in paying tribute to America’s veterans, servicemen and women – particularly those who have made the ultimate sacrifice – and their families. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8VikooiwQ7Q&feature=player_embedded[/youtube]

Troops React to President in Iraq

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxN09ReTI0M[/youtube]   Not too long ago, both Red County and Cheat Seeking Missiles ran YouTube footage comparing the appearance of President Obama and President Bush before the military, as though the thunderous applause W got from the Troops compared to the crickets President Obama got in a more somber appearance had something to do with…

Bush the ducking “Lame Duck”

The Liberal OC has received an unconfirmed report claiming that because of this incident, the Secret Service has decided that reporters attending future Bush press conferences will be required to surrender their shoes before entering the room. Aides to the President have reportedly suggested that all electronic recording equipment as well as note pads, pens…

Obama’s Statement on Iraq Withdrawl Timetable

It looks increasingly likely that the US Government and Iraq have reached an agreement on a timetable for withdrawl of US forces.  For those looking at this agreement as proof the surge worked, the surge was supposed to have been atthis stage about a year ago (Gen. Petrayus testified before Congress on 9/11 remember?). Here’s…

Won’t Be Neoconned Again

(Proudly cross-posted at Clintonistas for Obama) I noticed something today. I noticed that something very interesting happened on this day seven years ago. Think Progress reminded me about it. Today marks seven years since the day President Bush received a President’s Daily Brief entitled “Bin Laden Determined to Strike in U.S.” (See the memo here.)…

Support the Troops?

Ever since the invasion of Iraq we’ve seen a bumper crop of those yellow ribbon magnets slapped on cars. You know the ones; they say “Support Our Troops.” I still haven’t figured out whether they are a proud proclamation or a command. I guess I’ll never learn the answer to that. Of course, the implication…

A New Strategy for a New World

Barack Obama delivered a major speech on national security and the war in Iraq Tuesday morning. He laid out his strategy for using all of the elements of American power to keep us safe, prosperous, and free. I am running for President of the United States to lead this country in a new direction – to…