Congressman Boehner will be delivering a speech on national security today at the 92nd American Legion National Convention. You can watch Boehner’s remarks live at 2:10 PM EST on legion.org.Congressman Boehner will be delivering a speech on national security today at the 92nd American Legion National Convention. You can watch Boehner’s remarks live at 2:10 PM EST on legion.org. [UPDATE 9/1: WATCH Boehner's remarks on CSPAN.org]. Here’s some of the coverage so far:
"House Min. Leader John Boehner (R-OH) will get the jump on Pres. Obama's prime time address, offering his second major address in as many weeks and setting up Boehner as a viable opponent to Obama if the GOP takes back the House this year and Boehner becomes Speaker. Boehner will focus his speech on 4 areas, according to excerpts provided to reporters: Iraq, Afghanistan, Israel, and veterans affairs." (Boehner To Offer Foreign Policy Address, National Journal, 8/31/10)
“‘This day belongs to our troops, whose courage and sacrifices have made the transition to a new mission in Iraq possible,’ Mr. Boehner said in excerpts of the speech he was to deliver Tuesday at the legion’s national convention in Milwaukee. ‘Some leaders who opposed, criticized, and fought tooth-and-nail to stop the surge strategy now proudly claim credit for the results,’ Mr. Boehner’s speech said.” (Boehner Assails Obama on Iraq, New York Times, 8/31/10)
“Today, as thousands of our warriors come home seeking to provide for their families and realize the American Dream they have volunteered to defend, they confront an economy that affords neither opportunities nor jobs. ... ‘Stimulus’ spending sprees, permanent bailouts, federal mandates and government takeovers have failed this nation and have failed our veterans.” (John Boehner confronts President Obama on Iraq, Politico, 8/31/10)
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