Obama Iraq Speech August 30: What Will Change?
Obama Iraq Speech August 30: What Will Change? – President Barack Obama has his Oval Office speech coming up this Tuesday, and a change in U.S. focus is on the cards.
The president will talk about changing his sights from the Iraq to the Afghanistan conflict in a hope to do something about the wars that seemingly can’t be won.
At one point in time, before Obama was president, he was opposed to the war, claiming it should not have been fought in the first place. Unluckily for him, he inherited the war, and so he now stands under the opinion of it being vital to the security of America.
Currently, the war on Iraq is coming to an end, with the numbers of U.S. troops falling each week. At this present time, there are less than 50,000 troops in the nation, with more to leave over time. In his speech, Obama wishes to thank these troops for their efforts, sacrifices and for doing their job in some of the harshest and most dangerous environments at this present time.
Deputy Press Secretary Bill Burton said the Oval Office address “commemorates an important milepost in American history.” He said Obama will use the occasion to speak “directly with the American people about what our mission is in Afghanistan (and) the fact that more of our efforts and focus are now on fighting al-Qaida in Afghanistan.”
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