August 24th, 2010
07:16 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama wants prime time Iraq address

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption ="President Obama wants to deliver a prime time address on Iraq."](CNN) - President Obama wants to deliver his major address on Iraq from the Oval Office in prime time next Tuesday, according to a senior administration official.

The official said the White House is formally requesting time from the broadcast networks for the President to deliver the remarks in prime time, elevating the speech marking the end of combat operations in Iraq in a major way.

Obama has only used the communications tool of an Oval Office address once before, when he wanted to signify the gravity of the Gulf Oil spill back in early June.

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soundoff (30 Responses)
  1. Nels

    I think it's a good idea to do that. He will show Americans how important to him to get the troops back home.

    Good job Mr. president for keeping your promess

    I will vote for you again in 2012 general elections.

    August 24, 2010 08:46 pm at 8:46 pm |
  2. ScottsdaleHokie

    Who cares what this bozo has to say anymore.

    Let me guess, he's going to try to take credit for winning a war he opposed every chance he could the entire time he was in the Senate.

    What a putz.

    August 24, 2010 08:51 pm at 8:51 pm |
  3. malabar

    As long as its not during Wipeout!

    August 24, 2010 08:52 pm at 8:52 pm |
  4. EmCee

    Needs that daily appearance on TV to satisfy his arrogant ego.

    August 24, 2010 08:53 pm at 8:53 pm |
  5. Play Ball

    Can't he do it during the daytime hours, that way it doesn't interfere with the televised ball game.

    August 24, 2010 08:59 pm at 8:59 pm |
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