December 25th, 2011
08:32 PM ET

Obama calls the troops

Statement from Principal Deputy Press Secretary Josh Earnest:

"On Christmas Eve, the President made phone calls to 10 service members, two from each Service, to wish them a happy holiday and thank them for their service."

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Topics: Vacation • White House

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  1. george of the jungle

    Good job MR. President. Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    December 26, 2011 at 11:19 am |
  2. jerry

    obama.. you pulled out of Iraq and dishonored the sacrifices our military men and women made, you know nothing of honor or sacrifice. You would throw your children under the bus for fool no one who can think for themselves.

    December 26, 2011 at 1:02 pm |
    • iab

      What a shame Jerry. We have no clue as to what information Pres O gets daily. The CIA reports directly to the pres. daily. The joint chiefs discuss world issues daily. The American People want all wars to end. Over 4 thousand young men and women have been killed, over 1,500 wounded and disabled physically and mentality. We spend millions a day on wars. Do u read? Do u have a clue as to what is going in this world? Pres. O is constantly trying to improve our educational system in America so the less informed will broaden their knowledge. I feel sorry for people like you who have no clue as to what is going on out side YOUR LITTLE CIRCLE.

      December 26, 2011 at 3:44 pm |
    • jerry

      sorry ned to learn to think for yourself...moron!

      December 26, 2011 at 9:36 pm |

      Jerry, only if you had a brain but since you don't I see why Bush was elected twice....which means two times idiot. It makes sense that we finally leave Iraq after being there almost 9 years on false listening to the talking points from your idiot frends and realize that Obama is cleaning up the mess left from the previous administration.

      December 27, 2011 at 9:54 am |
  3. george of the jungle

    Wasent the time line set during the Bush administration Jerry you dork?

    December 26, 2011 at 8:48 pm |
    • jerry

      yes was, if feasible.... you need a brain too!

      December 26, 2011 at 9:37 pm |
      • Trace


        No disrespect here, but have you considered the SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) signed by the previous administration? The issue would be that our troops could be arrested, tried and convicted if they remained there and violated any of the laws. Iraq is a sovereign nation. Would you want some member of our finest men and women to end up in prison or even worse, executed? What would be the point? What would we be there to accomplish anyway? We have been there for 8 years, going on 9. There isn't much we can do expect break our economy trying to pay for it, while putting our finest men and women in harms way.

        The majority of americans are tried of Iraq. Aren't you?

        December 27, 2011 at 2:33 am |
      • jean2009


        With this president, our troops, and a signed agreement.... plus a lot of hard work it has finally become feasible...FYI wise people with brains, who can think for themselves, recognize the good news of a war being over when it happens.

        The only dishonor I see is in the fact that our troops were sent there on a wild goose chase for non-existent WMD. I count that as a total waste, one that caused countless American families the loss of a loved one, damaged the lives of the many wounded, plus cost us all trillions of dollars of debt.

        I would say you are the one lacking in the knowledge of their sacrifice and the cost they paid for that wild goose chase to enrich our war profiteers. It seem you only want more people dishonored by our staying. So, if anyone is a dork needing a brain you seem to fit the bill.

        December 27, 2011 at 1:01 pm |
  4. vote the Tea Party out in 2012

    I always say for those that want to keep our men and women over in Iraq.....go grab a rifle and do the duty yourself. Me...I'm GLAD they are coming home. Now we have one more deal to take care of.

    December 27, 2011 at 1:50 am |
  5. Trace


    Do you know the Bush/Cheney cabal signed a SOFA (Status of Forces Agreement) that says "U.S. soldiers are TO LEAVE Iraq" ! ! ! Otherwise our troops are subject to arrest, and possible imprisonment and other punishment leading up to execution for violating the laws of a Sovereign nation.

    Where is good common sense in your lexicon of idiocy?

    December 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm |
    • Har

      People cannot live utihowt Nature, but nature can live utihowt us. we need to take action before everything was to late. Do not wait until the nature said you are not belong to thin planet.

      April 2, 2012 at 4:35 pm |
  6. Sii

    I (obviously) disagree. To me, every acspet of the form of The Infinite Ocean is meant to represent something about the story, and so solving puzzles has a context. The very existence of the puzzles is a plot point, and in both versions I thought long and hard about how to present these acspets of the game.But I can see that not everyone will agree on this, and the puzzle/obstacle definition is not meant to be an absolute system of categorization.

    April 3, 2012 at 9:08 am |