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President Barack Obama is seen in the Oval Office through a window as he addresses the nation about the end of the U.S. combat mission in Iraq at the White House in Washington, August 31

Full text of address


welcome home

Fort Bliss, August 31


changing rooms

While the president was away on vacation, the Oval Office got a makeover.

Although President Barack Obama made some basic changes when he was sworn in — swapping out china plates for mechanical gadgets and Native American pottery on the bookshelves, and changing some of the art on the walls — the office was largely unaltered from its appearance during the Bush administration.

This morning, ahead of the his address to the nation from the Oval Office, the White House unveiled some more major changes. One of the most notable is the new rug. President George W. Bush often spoke about how the rug designed by Laura Bush and installed in 2001 was a symbol of his optimistic style of leadership.

At the beginning of the Obama administration, aides said the new president liked the $62,000 rug and had no plans to change it. Obama’s new rug features the White House seal in the center. The main field is a variegated beige. Around the edges, the circular rug features quotes from historical leaders in navy blue, separated from each other by stars.

Notably, not all the quotes are by former presidents:

•    “No problem of human destiny is beyond human beings.” – John F. Kennedy

•    “The welfare of each of us is dependent fundamentally upon the welfare of all of us.” – Teddy Roosevelt

•    “The arc of the moral universe is long but it bends toward justice.” – Martin Luther King

•    “Government of the people by the people for the people.” – Abraham Lincoln

•    “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt


cover up


The outlandish stories about Barack Hussein Obama are simply false: he wasn’t born outside the United States (the tabloid “proof” has been debunked as a crude forgery); he has never been a Muslim (he was raised by an atheist and became a practicing Christian in his 20s); his policies are not “socialist” (he explicitly rejected advice to nationalize the banks and wants the government out of General Motors and Chrysler as quickly as possible); he is not a “warmonger” (he promised in 2008 to withdraw from Iraq and escalate in Afghanistan and has done so); he is neither a coddler of terrorists (he has already ordered the killing of more “high value” Qaeda targets in 18 months than his predecessor did in eight years), nor a coddler of Wall Street (his financial-reform package, while watered down, was the most vigorous since the New Deal), nor an enemy of American business (he and the Chamber of Commerce favor tax credits for small business that were stymied by the GOP to deprive him of a victory). And that’s just the short list of lies.

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