President Obama and the future of the war on terror.

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President Obama’s speech today touched upon seemingly every single issue his administration has had to deal with, from justifications for overseas drone strikes to reiterations about the moral and practical necessity to close the Cheney gulag known as the prison at Guantanamo Bay. The president addressed Afghanistan, Benghazi, ongoing concerns regarding the investigations into whistleblowers and journalism tampering, while providing a clear line on what constitutes the American conception of the global war on terror.

You can read the entire (prepared) speech here, but let’s take a look at some of the more impactful and pertinent excerpts.

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