An unseen, personal battle at the State of the Union
Fort Hood shooting victim Matt Cooke attended the State of the Union address at the U.S. Capitol Tuesday, January 28, 2014
January 29th, 2014
04:52 PM ET
8 years ago

An unseen, personal battle at the State of the Union

Washington (CNN) - It was a crowning achievement, but he wasn't sure that he wanted to be there. He wasn't sure he could make it through the speech without running out of the House chamber in panic. And he didn't know how many of his country's leaders cared.

Matt Cooke wore his camouflage combat uniform, surrounded by lawmakers, innovators and a few celebrities, and he stepped into a room that would hold the world's greatest concentration of power per square inch for an hour or so.

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  1. Anonymous

    I don't know who writes all these comments, but doesn't anyone think for themself? President Obama has done amazingly well working with an albatross congress hung around his neck.

    January 30, 2014 12:43 am at 12:43 am |
  2. Name Uche Agonsi

    This CNN story reminds me of what Shakespear branded some " tales that signified nothing" .

    January 30, 2014 01:06 am at 1:06 am |
  3. Think Again

    When Pres. Clinton left office, he left us, a balanced budget and even a surplus along with a stronger economy. Bush came, spent the surplus, ruined the Country's economy while adding to his own and cronies personal wealth; he led us to war on many fronts and dumped it all in Obama's lap. Bush went home to associate with the uber rich and count his money. Meanwhile, Obama took over the mess and has made great inroads into straightening us out, including health care. I only have one thing to correct, I need a healthcare bill that I can understand. This Bill now is very confusing. But @ least we have one.

    January 30, 2014 01:47 am at 1:47 am |