2 September, 2010 — Information Clearing House
Obama’s Iraq Speech
An Exercise in Cowardice and Deceit
By Bill Van Auken
The most chilling passage came at the end of the 19-minute speech, when Obama declared, “Our troops are the steel in our ship of state,” adding, “And though our nation may be traveling through rough waters, they give us confidence that our course is true.”
The Audacity of Cynicism
By Elise Hendrick
Barack Obama’s Iraq speech – is an impressive entry in the annals of war propaganda. In it, he glosses over a criminal war as ‘a remarkable chapter’ in US history, and creates the false impression that the occupation of Iraq is over. He places the responsibility rebuilding a society out of the rubble we created on the shoulders of the Iraqi people.