"Now that combat operations in Iraq have come to an end, it is vital that we turn to the problems we face on our own shores. That is why, today, I am announcing a major new jobs initiative, where every penny that we have been spending in Iraq will now go directly to putting Americans back to work. We have already been spending the money abroad -- more than $10 billion per month for seven years. If it's good enough to spend that money abroad on a war of opportunity, it is far better to spend it on putting Americans back to work and rebuilding our infrastructure. Make no mistake, this is not a new expenditure that will add more to the deficit. Instead, we are taking the same ongoing money that President Bush and Congress sent overseas, and we are bringing it back home, where it will go directly to employing two million Americans, beginning next month."
Something like that is what I would have like to have heard. Instead, all I heard was the same bullshit rhetoric. Oh, and btw, that whole "we have to honor those who served in Iraq" bit apparently doesn't extend to the LGBT Americans who served, and who lost their lives and limbs in that war. He continues to exclude that group of Americans.