Saturday, October 22, 2011

President Obama announces Iraq War will end: "...our troops in Iraq will definitely be home for the holidays"

Washington, D.C. - President Obama surprised the nation, announcing that there will be an end to the nearly decade long war in Iraq. Furthermore, troops will be coming home by the end of the year.



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Thursday, May 19, 2011

President Obama's speech on the Middle East and Northern Africa (w/question and answer period)

In a major foreign policy speech, President Obama spoke of the many obstacles and opportunities facing the Middle East and Northern Africa in the midst of numerous government protests throughout the region. President Obama also addressed the middle east peace process.

Here is the speech in its entirety, followed by a question and answer period:



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Saturday, May 7, 2011

The death of bin Laden. . . a week in (video) review

A video review of this week in U.S. history

Word broke late Sunday night that the President was going to address the nation on an important matter of national security. Some speculated President Obama would talk about Libya. However, the real news turned out to be much more impactful. After nearly 10 years since the tragic events of 9/11, President Obama was able to announce the capture and death of Osama bin Laden:



News of bin Laden's death received a standing ovation at a bipartisan Congressional dinner:



Later that week the President traveled to New York, meeting with members of the NYPD, FDNY and family members of the victims of 9/11. The trip to New York ended with the laying of a wreath at the site of "ground zero" in memory of those lost:







The week culminated with a salute to the troops where President Obama and Vice President Biden visited Fort Campbell, KY:



A week that will surely be recorded in history.

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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Secretary of State Clinton reacts to Osama bin Laden death

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