Obama gets tongue-tied in YouTube interview
January 27th, 2011
05:35 PM ET
12 years ago

Obama gets tongue-tied in YouTube interview

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama experienced a rare speaking stumble Thursday, mixing up Iraq and Afghanistan when responding in a YouTube interview to questions challenging the wars in those countries.

The president twice referred to Afghanistan when clearly talking about the situation in Iraq.


Filed under: President Obama • SOTU 2011
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  1. John G

    This will usually happen when he doesn't have his teleprompter.

    January 27, 2011 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  2. John G

    Apparently he doesn't even know about current events. That's pretty bad.

    January 27, 2011 05:42 pm at 5:42 pm |
  3. Jake

    and why isn't he looking at the camera! Amateur

    January 27, 2011 06:00 pm at 6:00 pm |
  4. sharecropper

    What a clown! This is hilarious.

    January 27, 2011 06:01 pm at 6:01 pm |
  5. mark

    No teleprompter my friends!

    January 27, 2011 06:05 pm at 6:05 pm |
  6. Taking Back America; One Vote At A Time

    If it was Palin, it would be on the front page of the NY Times and headlined on NBC, CBS, MSNBC, CNN....etc
    There was probably no teleprompter

    January 27, 2011 06:10 pm at 6:10 pm |
  7. Livin' the good life

    So? What's the problem. At least he can construct sentences any other time and not look like a fool. He had a gaff. That's NOWHERE near what some others have ALL the time...Beau Colby

    January 27, 2011 06:30 pm at 6:30 pm |
  8. mjw

    I will take him gaffs and all against any of their top speakers anytime.

    January 27, 2011 06:40 pm at 6:40 pm |
  9. Jorge

    he is human as well !!!

    January 27, 2011 06:44 pm at 6:44 pm |
  10. Four and The Door

    Give him a break. Who doesn't slip up in a discussion every now and then? But the liberals sure demand perfection from Sarah Palin every time she gets interviewed. I don't expect that to change. She is upsetting their little world and that's what we want her to do. Their sniping, rudeness and insults come with the territory. We don't need to use those tactics.

    January 27, 2011 07:19 pm at 7:19 pm |
  11. Jacinto

    Well, at least he pronounces nuclear right.

    January 27, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |