Obama Chicago council on foreign relations

Obama's Speech To The Chicago Council On Foreign Relations from April 23, 2007

On April 23, 2007, Barack Obama delivered a speech to the Chicago Council on Global Affairs (a.k.a CFR).

Obama talked about 5 ways America will begin to lead again when he's President.

A few talking points included:

- Killing all those shadowy networks of terrorists that attacked the US on 9/11.
- Beefing up our military - "That’s why I strongly support the expansion of our ground forces by adding 65,000 soldiers to the Army and 27,000 Marines."
- A troop surge in Afghanistan.
- Looking to strike Iran - "we must never take the military option off the table"
- "Strengthening" NATO by urging other nations to deploy more troops around the world

A few excerpts from that speech read:


"The second way America will lead again is by building the first truly 21st century military and showing wisdom in how we deploy it."