Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Obama Videos: NAACP and Security Address

Sen. Barack Obama addresses the NAACP Annual Conference in Cincinnati, Ohio during Youth Night.

If elected, Obama will become the first African American president on the 100th anniversary of the NAACP.

Here's the video of Barack's speech on the Iraq War and national security in Washington DC today. He said:

I am running for President of the United States to lead this country in a new direction – to seize this moment’s promise. Instead of being distracted from the most pressing threats that we face, I want to overcome them. Instead of pushing the entire burden of our foreign policy on to the brave men and women of our military, I want to use all elements of American power to keep us safe, and prosperous, and free. Instead of alienating ourselves from the world, I want America – once again – to lead.

As President, I will pursue a tough, smart and principled national security strategy – one that recognizes that we have interests not just in Baghdad, but in Kandahar and Karachi, in Tokyo and London, in Beijing and Berlin. I will focus this strategy on five goals essential to making America safer: ending the war in Iraq responsibly; finishing the fight against al Qaeda and the Taliban; securing all nuclear weapons and materials from terrorists and rogue states; achieving true energy security; and rebuilding our alliances to meet the challenges of the 21st century.

Clearly Iraq is the one issue that stand out so clearly as a difference between Barack Obama and John McCain.

And's here a Flickr slideshow from the Washington talk:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

It remids me of Berlin in 1939 - except it was Hitler with the 'golden tongue' who captured the German people.

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