As U.S. President Barack Obama plans to outline a broad expansion of the U.S. military role in combating Islamic extremists in Iraq and Syria Wednesday evening, we took a look through some previous addresses he and former U.S. President George W. Bush have made when addressing U.S. military involvement in the region.
We pulled quotes from:
– President Bush announcing that war had begun against Iraq (March 19, 2003);
– President Bush from the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln on how major combat operations were ending (May 1, 2003);
– President Obama on ending the war in Iraq (October 21, 2011);
– President Obama on new U.S. airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Iraq (August 7, 2014)
Can you guess which president said each of the quotes below?