Skip to comments.Exclusive Text of President Obama’s Awkwardly Timed Syria Speech
Posted on 09/10/2013 12:15:02 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Tonight at 9 p.m. EST, President Obama will deliver live, televised remarks on Syria from the White House. Daily Intelligencer has secured a copy of this speech, as prepared for address.
Good evening. Tonight I had hoped to speak directly to you, the American people, as your president and commander-in-chief, about the necessity of taking military action against the Assad regime in Syria. I was going to talk all about why bombing Syria was not only a moral obligation, but also squarely in our national interests. That's what I had planned to do when we scheduled this speech last week.
But then, as many of you know, John Kerry sort of accidentally proposed yesterday that President Assad could avoid retribution if he agreed to give up his chemical weapons. To our surprise, Syria is into it, as is its close ally Russia. Suddenly we're in the midst of figuring out a diplomatic solution to this crisis. Just a few hours ago, Syria declared its intention to join the international treaty banning chemical weapons, and I asked the Senate to delay a vote on military strikes. The situation is changing almost by the minute.
So, with all that being said ... I'm not totally sure what I'm supposed to say here anymore. The military strikes I was going to aggressively argue for tonight may no longer be necessary. Then again, they might be, if these diplomatic talks fall apart. We definitely need to do something about Syria, I'm just not sure what. You can see my dilemma.
What people don't know is that once you reserve ten minutes of prime-time television, they don't let you back out, for any reason. It's crazy.
You know what? Joe said something pretty spot-on about Syria the other day. What was it ... oh, right. "Barack, if the American people don't" ... no, wait ... how did it go? Ah, crap. I can't remember. Well, it was good.
Did anyone watch Monday Night Football last night? Those were some okay games. I'm really excited about this season.
Okay, well, that about wraps 'er up. Let me get back to you about Syria, because again, we're really right in the middle of this thing. Thank you, God bless you, and God bless the United States of America.
and God bless the United States of America, all 57 of them.
New York Magazine!
That’s gonna leave a mark
LOL, and Putin just keeps on yanking his chain.....simply because he can.
Defund Obamacare.....Impeach Obama!!! 2014....hurry up & come!!! Democrat devastation!!!!
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I’m watching “Sons of Anarchy.”
And then, at the end, the wookie will twerk for us all.
LMAO @ this incompetent fool.
The mighty Bear ate the cowardly rat. Thank you President Putin!!!!!
Since the Syrian interest has been hijacked by Putin’s offer, Obama may just change the speech to another big push for Obamacare.
My cable box is scheduled for Rizzoli & Isles and I forgot how to unschedule, so I will have to miss the most glorious and greatest speech every given by those who give glorious and greatest speeches.
No matter what he says, the media will be fawning all over it for days.
This is probably closer to the truth than the ACTUAL speech...
Cubs/Reds from Great American Ball Park. The only question is: will I watch Fox Sports Ohio or the Comcast Chicago broadcast?
Not yet. Obama will have to revise his speech once more. LOL
Russia said the deal is off unless Obama promises to drop the use of force.
Comcast Chicago broadcast I would think. You get the regular Cub announcers that way right? ;)
Nah, this has to be satire. I simply cannot believe that Obemba is that stupid!
The new, revised speech:
“Ummm...uh.....ummmm...me, me, me....um....uh...me, me, me....um...uh....me, me,me...” [Repeat ad nausium for 50 minutes]
“Sometimes you eat the bear, but sometimes the bear eats you!” ~ Love & Kisses, Vlad
“And then, at the end, the wookie will twerk for us all.”
Some of the best laughs I get are from FR. Never mind comedy shows! Thank you for that belly laugh!
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