Skip to comments.LIVE THREAD - Obama to Read From Teleprompter (Obama to lay out pace of troop pullout)
Posted on 06/22/2011 5:09:01 PM PDT by Hoodat
President Obama will explain Wednesday night his plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from Afghanistan, with indications of a more rapid recall of soldiers than military advisers recommended but not enough to satisfy his liberal allies.
The president will announce his plan in a televised address from the White House at 8 p.m., spokesman Jay Carney said.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...
I’ll be in the shower....
Another campaign speech. You know pulling out of Afghanistan will be timed to occur before the election next year. Anything for a vote.
I wonder what color his hair will be tonight? Black, silver, gray, salt & pepper, white, neon green?
the first two sentences released....Hi, as you all know, my hair is a bit grayer since the last time [laughter]. Also, I would like to give a shoutout to chief Thunderthud. [applause].
Slamming Bush in the first 30 seconds
Will Obama tell them tonight or will he wait until they get home to let them know about all of those “shovel ready jobs” he’s got waiting for our brave warriors?
Quit pointing and pecking(if we could see the prompter)
Good no more deals with the Taliban, right? Why do I have doubt?
Tolleybon and Pokkeeston.
Before I became Prez.
blah blah blah
As long as I am President
I just finished dinner a while ago. I don’t want to risk throwing it back up.
I rely on the reports of other brave Freepers to tell us what they saw and heard.
Don't look at me, asshat.
Trying to convince us of his relevance? Lecture, lecture, lecture. Sounds ~~international action? See American leadership in Libya, wasn’t ousting Kadaffy supposed to be a week or two?
Oh, wasn’t AL Qaduh In Iraq too? How about them Iranian made road side bombs? Responsibly end these wars?
The speech is a brew of incoherent slop, trying to tie together loose ends with foreign policy and the economy.
He seems frantic, like it is all coming apart.
The entire speech was targeted at his Left flank, which is crumbling.
He’s simply posturing to win back his nutsack base who he promised an Afganny pullout.
His father would be my hero if he had just pulled out.
I was worried that TOTUS had gone under the bus after soem of the things it made Obama say.
Good try Axelrod, but being I am posting to myself, I sense a waning of attention even among the politically astute. O’Reilly is giving his old media analysis now.
I see this entire thing as a slow and painful surrender, done for political reasons and done in such a way to insure more U.S. casualties.
My son-in-law ships to Afghanistan within 23 days.... while much of his backup leaves.
“We must reconcile the gov., including the Tall-E-Bon “
“Next summer troops will leave Afghanistan.” (so I can claim victory in my reelection campaign and the sh*t won't hit the fan until the second week of Nov.)
10 years wasted. Obama sucks. That is the nicest thing I have to say.
As much as they think they can plot it out and plan it, it’s war and it’s unpredictable, I wouldn’t show my cards.
If it’s can be any comfort about your son-in-law, I recall a Private from basic training who’s dream was to be an Army Ranger, and I thank God for brave souls like that. I have out-grown mine, but bless them all as they serve this great country, the United States of America!
May God bless your son in law, and you and your family. My prayers and gratitude are with you.
Make no mistake
winning the future
going directly against every military mans advice .. now the Taliban can claim victory as Al-qaeda moves back in and sets up shop again.
WAY to go Obama .. anything for a vote. Gotta get that base back. To hell with American security. Now they can plan another 9/11 from the safety of Afghanistan all over again.
he is a genius.
Ready to be get pee-ed
Did he mention how many more expensive private contractors he’ll be sending over as replacements?
Maybe we'll get some pics of blackhawks pulling the last survivors off the embassy rooftop. You know, the updated version.
MY daughter is there.
He is a POS
May God bless your daughter, you and your family. You all have my prayers and gratitude.
I wish you and her the best.
Rick did a tour several years ago in Iraq, during it’s worst battles.
Candidly, I have tried to talk him out of this tour, but he’s his own man.
That's exactly as the Aphgan leadership sees this move as well as the Brits and others who have troops there. They see it as so because of course that is exactly what Obama's doing....using it all and every move he makes for re-election. We are all pawns on Obama's game board.
Could anyone look more arrogant if they practiced for hours in front of a mirror? Most arrogant looking man I have ever seen. It’s amazing how arrogance can be so captured in the face of a man.
It pains me and infuriates me that he’s using these brave men and women as pawns in his Hopey-Changey 2012 run.
Just disgusting...playing with life and death for politics sake...as usual.
The usurper needs to bring all the troops home so that their votes against him will count this time around.
The TRUTH is that this is a last, desperate effort to get votes for next year’s Presidential election. It is STILL the “economy stupid” that will STILL SINK Obama.
The last desperate effort to get Obama re-elected. It is still the ECONOMY that WILL SINK him, mark my words.
His eyes looked even more evil than norm. I accidentally saw him channel surfing and he looked pissed and evil.
I wouldn’t be surprised if he uses his usual Chicago tactics to win the election. I can’t believe there are that many stupid people who would re-elect him. The Republicans, however, have to put up a strong candidate. Another Mitt Romney and you might as well vote for Obama. Pretty much the same thing. We need a conservative, not an Obama-lite.
Interesting piece of optics on that rifle. Anybody know what it is?
Not to get all psychy about him, and I don’t have a PhD, but me-thinks Obama is highly insecure and puts on the appearance of arrogance to mask his incompetence. The incompetence part isn’t debatable, and has been proven ever since he was sworn into office.
I know I’m in on this thread late, but...
It’s pretty easy to look that arrogant when you view your target audience (us average Americans that is) with contempt.
>Maybe we’ll get some pics of blackhawks pulling the last survivors off the embassy rooftop. You know, the updated version.<
No matter what he says, he will be leaving troops there. Those troops are up for grabs in one of the most dangerous places in the world.
Mogadishu is about to repeat itself.
he is the most evil person I can imagine, he sacrifices lives like nothing to promote his own political agenda. And the left eats it up.