August 31st, 2010
02:38 PM ET
4 years ago

Three things to watch for in Obama's Iraq address

(CNN) - President Obama speaks to the nation Tuesday from the Oval Office on the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq. Here are three key questions the president could answer in his speech:

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soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. Drunken GOP Drivers want the keys back

    Wheres all that oil money that was going to pay for the war?I want a refund.

    August 31, 2010 02:43 pm at 2:43 pm |
  2. Darth Vadik, CA

    How about just one thing to watch for...END OF WAR

    August 31, 2010 02:44 pm at 2:44 pm |
  3. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA

    Will he explain his opposition to the surge is a redundant question when he was opposed to the war from the beginning. Explain to me how you can support the surge when you are fundamentally opposed to the war. I think he was right in voting against the surge. The surge may have succeeded, but we shouldn't have been in Iraq to begin with!

    August 31, 2010 02:45 pm at 2:45 pm |
  4. Bedtime for Obonzo

    1. Will he cut and run on Afghanistan?

    2. Will he take credit for the success of the surge, which he opposed? and

    3. Will he be unable to resist blaming GWB for every problem under the sun?

    Stay tuned.

    August 31, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  5. T'SAH from Virginia

    "President Obama speaks to the nation Tuesday from the Oval Office on the end of the U.S. combat role in Iraq."

    And he should be the ONLY one speaking!!!

    Everybody wants to 'speculate' instead of WAITING!!! Just like Boehner – he wants to 'pre-rebuttal' BEFORE he has something to REBUTT!!!

    August 31, 2010 02:53 pm at 2:53 pm |
  6. Dan

    Three things to watch: The tele-prompters, Mr. President!

    August 31, 2010 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  7. phoenix86

    3 trhings to watch for:

    1. He will take credit for success that is not his.
    2. He will blame others for mistakes he has made.
    3. He will publically commit to American retreat from the region.

    Standard Obamaspeak.

    August 31, 2010 03:03 pm at 3:03 pm |
  8. Ron in Califonia

    I'll be looking fo a committment to win.

    August 31, 2010 03:10 pm at 3:10 pm |
  9. Mark

    Who said anybody was going to watch it?

    August 31, 2010 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  10. Keith in Austin

    Bozo's 3 key points to watch for:

    1. Like everything else, it is Bush's fault.

    2. Even though I voted against the surge, I personally ended the war!

    3. If things go to hell in a handbasket now that we're no longer engaged in fighting terrorism in Iraq, I'll simply offer to send billions in taxpayer funding and apologize for America to all my Muslim brothers there.

    August 31, 2010 03:12 pm at 3:12 pm |
  11. The Other Campaign Strategist @ 115th & Amsterdam

    Keep it Simple, Sir!

    It is very easy to talk over the heads of the majority of Americans. Everytime you come up with speech content, I sure hope someone has the job to write the BUMPERSTICKER VERSION.

    Their are people which the GOP constantly gets to vote against their own best interest ... that's who you've got to spoon fed the elevator speech too.

    August 31, 2010 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  12. Ben in Texas

    Highly selective memory on the part of Repugnants like the Orangeman.

    How soon they forget the LIES by Bush/Cheney that got us into Iraq, the thousands of Americans killed and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis killed because of those LIES, and the trillions of wasted dollars resulting from those LIES!

    Now, when their guy failed to extract us from that war based on LIES, they have the gall to claim a great victory. Well, there is no victory, for anyone. The whole war has been an exercise in helping Al Qaeda, killing innocent people, and destroying America's economy. If the Repugnants want to take credit for that, I won't object.

    August 31, 2010 03:19 pm at 3:19 pm |
  13. BeverlyNC

    What I will be watching for is some national gratitude for President Obama getting our troops out of Iraq. It was a shameful stain on our honor as a world leader all caused by Bush and the Republicans.

    The nation should be thrilled the 7 year disaster is over.

    I commend the soldiers who went and served and sacrificed. The war was not their fault and they all served with great honor and patriotism. I am so happy they are home. Now let's get the rest home and focus on our domestic issues.

    Republicans should shut up. Trying to give Bush credit for "success" in Iraq is laughable. They attack President Obama on EVERYTHING to try to hide from their failures. Sorry Republicans, we are sick and tired of your lies, hate, and do-nothingness. We will be sending you ALL home come November. We don't vote for hate-spewing, fear-mongering, racist traitors to the People who you abandoned and voted NO against more than 200 times just so you could be contrary to President Obama. You have NO leaders, NO solutions, NO honor, NO character and NOT A CHANCE IN HELL of gaining any power.

    August 31, 2010 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  14. Enough

    Obama isn't capable of answering any "real" questions, therefore I will not waste my time watching Mr. Teleprompter bore us to tears with his limited and very repetitive vocabulary. Time for a new speech writer.

    August 31, 2010 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  15. Buster

    He'll start the speech by saying "war, what war". While on vacation, I forgot about Iraq. Then he'll blame George W, make one sentence about the troops, and try to appeal the Muslim world that it was our fault.

    August 31, 2010 03:56 pm at 3:56 pm |
  16. kat

    I won't watch this fool stand there and lie and blame Bush for everything bad and take credit for everything good. He's such an idiot. He's so full of himself it's embarrassing for the USA. Can't wait for 2012.

    August 31, 2010 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |