To: El Cid
In case your interested: The reason I set about this exercise is simple: When I read Farah’s column about what Obama said, I went to the text of the speech, and was surprised to find that the comments about civilian national security force appeared NOWHERE in the speech. Nothing like it, nothing of the sort.
Now, Farah could not have been wrong that Obama said it. I checked, he gave no other speech that day, so I went to the video which Obama kindly provides via YouTube, and there is was/is.
posted on 07/16/2008 8:44:23 PM PDT
 So, we are going to We'll send . . . We're gonna send more college graduates to teach and mentor our young people. “We'll call on Americans to join an Energy Corps to conduct renewable energy and environmental cleanup projects in their neighborhoods all across the country. We will We'll enlist our veterans to help other vets find jobs and support for other vets, and to be there for our military families. And we're gonna we'll also grow our Foreign Service, open consulates that have been shuttered, and double the size of the Peace Corps by 2011 to renew our diplomacy. We cannot continue to rely only on our military in order to achieve the national security objectives that we've set. We've gotta have a civilian national security force that's just as powerful, just as strong, just as well-funded.”
This may come back to haunt us.
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