Here is the Obama Disabled American Veterans Convention speech video from Mon. Aug. 2, 2010. President Barack Obama addresses the 90th DAV annual conference in Atlanta, GA on the Iraq War. Speech time is 11:30 a.m. ET Watch live stream video below. Thereafter check back for the full video, and transcript text.
UPDATE: Full video and transcript below.
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Link Live web-feed video. The event can also be seen on CNN Live and at WhiteHouse.gov The event can also be seen via the White House iPhone app, a free download.
Additionally, the convention, held at the Atlanta Hyatt Regency, is being streamed online. Visit the official Disabled American Veterans Web site for the live web-cast and schedule.
The President will address the draw-down of troops in Iraq and the end the U.S. combat mission in the country by the end of August. He will also discuss support of the troops in Iraq and Afghanistan and the Administration’s commitment veterans. Excerpts of the speech have been released. He will say in part:
“As a candidate for President, I pledged to bring the war in Iraq to a responsible end. Shortly after taking office, I announced our new strategy for Iraq and for a transition to full Iraqi responsibility. And I made it clear that by August 31, 2010 America’s combat mission in Iraq would end. And that is exactly what we are doing — as promised, on schedule.
“Already, we have closed or turned over to Iraq hundreds of bases. We’re moving out millions of pieces of equipment in one of the largest logistics operations that we’ve seen in decades. By the end of this month, we’ll have brought more than 90,000 of our troops home from Iraq since I took office — more than 90,000.”
Today’s complete itinerary is here: President Obama official schedule and guidance, Aug 2, 2010.
- In Atlanta visit, Obama to address vets, Democrats, but won’t escape economy questions
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- American and Iraqi Versions Differ in Latest Chapters of War’s Story
As seen in the video below, President Obama first announced the end of the Iraq combat mission a year and a half ago, on Feb. 27, 2009.
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