February 25th, 2009
11:25 AM ET
5 years ago

Source: Obama to give speech about Iraq on Friday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama's speech on Iraq will take place at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina on Friday, according to a senior Administration official.


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  1. REG in AZ

    Some find fault with any continuing mentioning of Bush-Cheney, while criticism of Bush-Cheney and the problems inherited from them is still well justified, most of the continuing attention given there is to point out that the current Republican Party strongly and stubbornly supported Bush-Cheney and by every indication would like to return to that philosophy. Last night George Will made a statement that I think I quote accurately as, ‘President Obama wants to take it from the successful and give it to the unsuccessful’. When Republicans use narrow views such as that to criticize, yet they actually blindly and stubbornly supported the arrogant irresponsibility of Bush-Cheney, and then they advocate that they offer hope for the average American with having a real desire for bipartisan cooperation, as Bobby Jindal stated, yet they just follow a strong and united obstructionist policy that literally only faults, blocks and attempts to sabotage everything, they really instill no confidence and rather only generate contempt. It seems they always try to justify returning to more of the same concentration on Special Interests and a select few where they gave only apathy, the costs and an abundance of subterfuge to the many and that is totally unacceptable. Republicans now simply depend on rhetoric to deceive instead of deeds to believe.

    February 25, 2009 03:34 pm at 3:34 pm |
  2. Simmy

    Back from Iraq now, then out of Afghanistan (soon to follow). No Viet Nam will happen on President Obama's Watch.

    February 25, 2009 03:41 pm at 3:41 pm |
  3. Waste Not

    Why doesn't Obama, who the media like to call the techno president who loves his Blackberry, not use teleconference or webinar if he wants to talk to a specific audience and not waste funds flying all over the country on Air Force 1?

    February 25, 2009 03:59 pm at 3:59 pm |
  4. Obama for Ex-President

    Sen. John McCain was right! We need to stay in Iraq until the job is done and Obama knows that. He just said we would be out in a year to get all the limp wrists to vote for him.

    February 25, 2009 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  5. Ted van Tol

    CNN, Please post this message, it's very importaint!!

    Today I heard Barack Obama's State off the Union".
    I was moved by the way he adressed the military, he himself
    applaud for your soldiers.
    Last week on Dutch TV, I saw and heard the soldier who captured
    Sadam Hussein. He told that he had to kill a child because it could
    betraid him and the other soldiers. He was in a terrible shape and
    the army give's him not a penny. They told him he was mental Ill
    before he was in the army!

    Anyone who read this, bring it on to your President or his secr. off defense, I am sure for 100 % Obama will not accept that and help the man who lives in poverty on the moment. A disgrace from your former
    governement.

    Please take action because I live in The Netherlands and cannot do
    enything about it

    February 25, 2009 04:04 pm at 4:04 pm |
  6. Scott, Tucson

    CAL...You dems spent the last 8 yrs bashing Bush so naturally it's our turn to bash Obama and the clowns surrounding him so get use to it. What goes around comes around...

    February 25, 2009 04:22 pm at 4:22 pm |
  7. Kevin ST Pete, FL

    Looks like he is making the right moves in order to get this country back on track. Keep it up,BO.

    February 25, 2009 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  8. Blue is my favourite colour

    hateYT – you are in a very small percentage GW Bush went down in flames when he exited his presidency on Jan. 20. He will be remembered more for his failures than his successes, and of the latter, I can't think of one. You are a dumb butt and so are your like-minded, Bush-loving buddies. Memo to you: There's a new sheriff in town.

    February 25, 2009 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  9. yossi g

    U know why we can talk now, just five weeks into obama's presidency, about leaving iraq? Becouse the "failuer" Bush did a damn GREAT job there. After all, the dem-bashed troop surge DID work, as seen from the peace that is mainly taking place all over that country.
    Say what u want about Bush, but... U GOTO give him credit for getting that country in order, mainly. And cuz of it, Obama can now keep his promise to get the hell out of there. Thank you Bush!

    February 25, 2009 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
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