Tuesday, January 24, 2012

State of the Union: Commando-In-Chief

"Though obstructionists threaten to ruin it,
Those who know what they say don't impugn it:
When I sound the attack,
Our economy's back
Like the Navy SEAL Bin Laden unit."

US Pres. Barack Obama, seeking to tie his military successes to hopeful signs in the economy, gave his economic-themed State of the Union address a military motif. The speech began with a salute to returning Iraqi war veterans, and ended with a tribute to the amazing teamwork of the Navy seal unit that killed Osama bin Laden. These twin martial references helped the president emphasize two key points: first, that there is much on which the President and Congress can work together as a team for the good of the American people; second, that there is much that I, as Commander-in-Chief, can order without you.

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