Obamas Rede im Wortlaut "Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met"
4. Teil: You can choose leadership that has been tested and proven
So help me. Help me recruit a hundred thousand math and science teachers within 10 years and improve early childhood education. (Cheers, applause.) Help give 2 million workers the chance to learn skills at their community college that will lead directly to a job. Help us work with colleges and universities to cut in half the growth of tuition costs over the next 10 years.
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We can meet that goal together. (Cheers, applause.) You can choose that future for America. (Cheers, applause.) That's our future.
You know, in a world of new threats and new challenges, you can choose leadership that has been tested and proven. Four years ago I promised to end the war in Iraq. We did. (Cheers, applause.) I promised to refocus on the terrorists who actually attacked us on 9/11, and we have. (Cheers, applause.) We've blunted the Taliban's momentum in Afghanistan and in 2014, our longest war will be over. (Cheers, applause.) A new tower rises above the New York skyline, al- Qaida is on the path to defeat and Osama bin Laden is dead. (Cheers, applause.)
And tonight we pay tribute to the Americans who still serve in harm's way. We are forever in debt to a generation whose sacrifice has made this country safer and more respected. We will never forget you, and so long as I'm commander in chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. (Cheers, applause.) When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us, because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job or a roof over their head or the care that they need when they come home.
Around the world, we've strengthened old alliances and forged new coalitions to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. We've reasserted our power across the Pacific and stood up to China on behalf of our workers. From Burma to Libya to South Sudan, we have advanced the rights and dignity of all human beings - (cheers) - men and women; Christians and Muslims and Jews. (Cheers, applause.)
But for all the progress that we've made, challenges remain. Terrorist plots must be disrupted. Europe's crisis must be contained. Our commitment to Israel's security must not waver, and neither must our pursuit of peace. (Cheers, applause.) The Iranian government must face a world that stays united against its nuclear ambitions. The historic change sweeping across the Arab world must be defined not by the iron fist of a dictator or the hate of extremists, but by the hopes and aspirations of ordinary people who are reaching for the same rights that we celebrate here today. (Cheers, applause.)
So now we have a choice. My opponent and his running mate are new to foreign policy. (Laughter, applause.)
But from all that we've seen and heard, they want to take us back to an era of blustering and blundering that cost America so dearly.
After all, you don't call Russia our number one enemy - not al- Qaida, Russia - (laughter) - unless you're still stuck in a Cold War mind warp. (Cheers, applause.)
You might not be ready for diplomacy with Beijing if you can't visit the Olympics without insulting our closest ally.
(Laughter, cheers, applause.)
My opponent - my opponent said that it was tragic to end the war in Iraq. And he won't tell us how he'll end the war in Afghanistan. Well, I have, and I will. (Cheers, applause.) And while my opponent would spend more money on military hardware that our Joint Chiefs don't even want, I will use the money we're no longer spending on war to pay down our debt and put more people back to work - (extended cheers, applause) - rebuilding roads and bridges and schools and runways, because after two wars that have cost us thousands of lives and over a trillion dollars, it's time to do some nation building right here at home. (Cheers, applause.)
- 1. Teil: "Our problems can be solved. Our challenges can be met"
- 2. Teil: You elected me to tell you the truth
- 3. Teil: We're offering a better path
- 4. Teil: You can choose leadership that has been tested and proven
- 5. Teil: I will never turn Medicare into a voucher
- 6. Teil: It's about what can be done by us, together
- 7. Teil: Our path is harder, but it leads to a better place.