September 11th, 2013
05:15 PM ET
9 years ago

When presidents speak: Making history from the White House

Washington (CNN) - When President Barack Obama took the podium on Tuesday night, he followed in the footsteps of generations of presidents before him: speaking to the American people about a critical issue facing the United States.

But he didn't follow literally in those footsteps: Unlike many presidents before him, he spoke from the East Room - not the traditional setting of the Oval Office.


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  1. Leading from Behind Putin

    O-Blabba-Blabba spent 15 minutes saying nothing new and convincing nobody that he knew what he was doing. He looks weaker and weaker with every passing day. He has zero credibility at this point. 80% of the American people is a pretty large majority and they don't want this country ot attack Syria, no matter what Obama says.

    September 11, 2013 05:25 pm at 5:25 pm |
  2. 1984ish

    There is history making in progress outside the White House today. An estimated 800,000 people taking to the streets to honor 9-11 victims and for some reason CNN has chosen not to cover it at all. Strange isn't it.

    September 11, 2013 06:02 pm at 6:02 pm |
  3. G

    you have a better chance of getting shot and killed walking down a street in america ,then you do of dying from a chemical attack ,and america is ready to go to war-wrong war

    September 11, 2013 06:16 pm at 6:16 pm |
  4. Gurgyl

    Whatever this president says and does some of the racist pigs are so vulnerable to antagonize him ignoring the fact he won with huge majority, 340/103 electoral votes–ridiculous. Wake up. Times change.

    September 11, 2013 06:23 pm at 6:23 pm |
  5. Tampa Tim

    Republican slate for 2016: Putin/Assad. There seems to be a right wingnut love affair with tyrants.

    September 11, 2013 06:32 pm at 6:32 pm |
  6. Wake up People!

    Sometimes I wonder just what site I am on.

    September 11, 2013 07:36 pm at 7:36 pm |
  7. ThinkAgain

    @Leading from Behind Putin: Wow, you can copy and paste talking points from Fox, Hannity, Breithart, et al. The ones lacking credibility are the RWNJs who put party ahead of country, ahead of everything – including the gassing of children.

    And you so adorably call yourselves "pro-life" ...

    September 11, 2013 09:06 pm at 9:06 pm |
  8. boungiorno

    theres no reason to bomb Syria and the WHOLE USA SAYS NO KEEP OUT OF SYRIA

    September 11, 2013 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |