Skip to comments.The Teleprompter
Posted on 12/02/2009 10:36:16 AM PST by bs9021
The Teleprompter Malcolm A. Kline, December 2, 2009
Although a veteran of the college lecture circuit, President Obamas speech at West Point may have marked the first time he has ever spoken at an institution of higher learning that actually educates. Alas, he was not up to the challenge. He may want to go back to Georgetown.
During the dog days of Vietnam, President Lyndon Johnson could only give speeches on military bases. President Obama is reaching the point where he can only give speeches on college campuses, at least those that dont train military officers.
The president went to West Point to announce his long-awaited decision to send 30,000 U. S. troops to Afghanistan next year. In the three months in which he mulled over this decision, prompted by his military advisors request for 10,000 more soldiers than the commander-in-chief plans to deliver, U. S. forces in Afghanistan have racked up 116 casualties, the Cybercast News Service reported, 58 in October alone.
The audience of cadets was too polite to shout, Obama didnt decide, kids died. They also gracefully did not correct his mangling of military history.
The president said that he took seriously the lessons of Vietnam when U. S. forces faced a popular uprising. He would....
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and to all of this, the esteemed much touted obama-supporter General Colin “gravitas” Powell said......
Duty, honor, country.....
Doug MacArthur a true American hero
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