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    Barack Obama: State of the Union Undress

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    The farewell State of the Union speech made by the outgoing President Obama proved to be a monologue on his legacy rather than an attempt to enter into a new dialogue with the Republican-led Congress.

    The lame duck President engaged in a lot of boasting and hopeful rhetoric, trying to trick the public into thinking that he’s accomplished a lot of good so far. The high-sounding and lofty rhetoric that he used doesn’t match the reality that many folks have experienced over the past 7 years no matter what statistics he throws out, but as they say, you can’t blame a man for trying.

    On the international front, Obama blasted Russia and China by saying that neither of them comes close to competing with the US, lavishing that “when it comes to every important international issue, people of the world do not look to Beijing or Moscow to lead — they call us.” He also implored Congress to authorize military force against Islamic State terrorist group (Daesh).

    Sergei Oznobischev, Director of the Institute for Strategic Assessments (studio guest); Jeffrey Steinberg, Counterintelligence Editor for Executive Intelligence Review (USA); Richard Magda, republican, vice-president of the Prologic company (Moscow); and Anton Fedyashin, associate professor, Department of History at the American University (Washington) commented on the issue.

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    2016 US Presidential Run, State of the Union speech, Daesh, U.S. Congress, Barack Obama, China, United States, Russia
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