Barack Obama at the UN: “Times of war are left behind”
New York, September 21, 2011
United States President Barack Obama spoke at the UN General Assembly, noting that the wartime is left behind and we are on the path of peace.
“Let there be no doubt: the times of war are left behind. When I took office 180,000 Americans were serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, later this year that number will be reduced by half and keep going down,” Obama said.
“This is essential to the sovereignty of Iraq and Afghanistan, crucial to the strength of the U.S.,” he added.
Also he stated that “ten years ago there was a scar of rubble and twisted metal in the center of New York City, today is erecting a new tower at Ground Zero and that is a strong symbol, when Al-Qaeda now is more pressing than ever.”
Obama said that “Osama Bin Laden, a man who killed thousands of people in many countries, will not threaten world peace.”
“It’s been a difficult decade, but today we are at a crossroads of history with the opportunity to move decisively towards the path of peace” he added.
And after doing a review of the various revolutions in the Arab world, he assured “something is happening in our world, the way things worked will not be the same. Fist of the corruption and tyranny, is opening.”