President Obama will discuss the San Bernardino, Calif., shootings and the broader threat of terrorism on Sunday night in a rare prime time address from the Oval Office.
The address at 8 p.m. will hit on the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS or ISIL) and how the terror threat has “evolved, and how we will defeat it,” according to the White House.
“He will reiterate his firm conviction that ISIL will be destroyed and that the United States must draw upon our values – our unwavering commitment to justice, equality and freedom – to prevail over terrorist groups that use violence to advance a destructive ideology,” the White House said in a statement Saturday night.
It is rare for the president to give a prime-time speech from the Oval Office, with Obama preferring instead to address the nation from the East Room.
He has made only two formal addresses from the Oval Office during his presidency, with the last one coming in 2010 to mark the end of combat troops in Iraq.
Hmmm…Doubt Bo-Bo will talk about the support and aid the US has provided to ISIS and ISIS-related groups during the part about how it has evolved. I suspect we will hear less about the terror threat and more about how gun owning Americans are the true problem in the US. – OP