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President Obama To West Point Grads: America Must Always Lead

May 28, 2014

President Obama came to West Point for the graduation of this year’s premier Army officers. The full text is available at the Washington Post and other places.. One observer called the reception for the Commander-in-Chief “icy.”

And if President Obama’s greeting was icy, his speech was even colder:

In fact, by most measures America has rarely been stronger relative to the rest of the world. Those who argue otherwise — who suggest that America is in decline or has seen its global leadership slip away — are either misreading history or engaged in partisan politics.

The current US national debt stands at about $17,517,000,000,000.