President Fails to Highlight OIF Successes In Speech – WHAT?!
With the country tuning in to watch the president announce the official conclusion of Operation Iraqi Freedom, it was odd, dissatisfying and bewildering not to hear a specific highlighting of the war’s many success stories. From schools to hospitals, prisons to roads and oil to diplomacy, hundreds of personal, professional and international success stories remain to be told. Instead, in a speech that should have focused on Operation Iraqi Freedom, the future of Iraq and the role of the United States in the world, Mr. Obama spent half of his words talking about the challenges that remain in Afghanistan and the bleak future of the U.S. economy- WHAT?!
PAI is releasing a Foreign Policy Snap-Shot Series piece and national OP-ED that will showcase the many successes of OIF. Stay tuned for updates at the week’s end.