As with all Obama speeches, it was all about me, me, me!

Used the pronoun “I” eleven times:

“By the time I took office. . .”

“For this reason, in one of the most difficult decisions that I’ve made as President, I ordered an additional 30,000 American troops into Afghanistan.”

“I also made it clear that our commitment would not be open-ended.”

“Tonight, I can tell you that we are fulfilling that commitment.”

“. . . fully recovering the surge I announced at West Point.”

“For there should be no doubt that so long as I am President. . .”

“I speak for all Americans when I say that we will keep our sacred trust with you. . .”

“I met some of those patriotic Americans at Fort Campbell.”

“I spoke to the 101st Airborne that has fought to turn the tide in Afghanistan.”

“. . . like so many others I have met with on bases. . .”

Bin Laden victory lap: Four references.

“Good evening. Nearly ten years ago, America suffered the worst attack on our shores since Pearl Harbor. This mass murder was planned by Osama bin Laden and his al Qaeda network in Afghanistan, and signaled a new threat to our security — one in which the targets were no longer soldiers on a battlefield, but innocent men, women and children going about their daily lives.”

“Together with the Pakistanis, we have taken out more than half of al Qaeda’s leadership. And thanks to our intelligence professionals and Special Forces, we killed Osama bin Laden, the only leader that al Qaeda had ever known. This was a victory for all who have served since 9/11.”

“The information that we recovered from bin Laden’s compound shows al Qaeda under enormous strain. Bin Laden expressed concern that al Qaeda has been unable to effectively replace senior terrorists that have been killed, and that al Qaeda has failed in its effort to portray America as a nation at war with Islam — thereby draining more widespread support.”

“I spoke to the 101st Airborne that has fought to turn the tide in Afghanistan, and to the team that took out Osama bin Laden. Standing in front of a model of bin Laden’s compound, the Navy SEAL who led that effort paid tribute to those who had been lost.”

Full transcript here.

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