Obama made a surprise visit to Afghanistan yesterday. He went there to deliver sharp criticism to President Harmid Karzai regarding corruption in the Afghan government. In addition to meeting with Karzai, Obama took time to meet with our troops. Below is the speech he delivered to them.
I have to give the devil his due, Obama has the right look and set the proper tone for meeting with the troops. Dare I say it was a little Bush-like? Perhaps Palin’s taunts about Obama being a law professor at the lectern struck a nerve?
I tried to watch the video from the point of view of someone serving in Afghanistan. From this perspective, I find no faults with the speech. Obama was did what a good Commander In Chief should do and that is motivate the troops. You will note that Obama is not using the Teleprompter and instead read notes with his “homey” voice. I found this to be the perfect fit. After all he is speaking to the troops, the glossy rhetoric of Hope and Change would be most in appropriate for people who risk their lives daily.
Via: The New York Times
Via: The Right Scoop