Speaking to the nation from the White House Treaty Room at 1:00 p.m. Eastern Time, on Oct. 7, 2001, President George W. Bush announced the beginning of Operation Enduring Freedom against the Taliban regime and al-Qaeda in Afghanistan:

Bush Afghanistan Speech

Military. America. Afghanistan. Taliban. Every.

Tonight, President Obama:

Obama Afghanistan Speech

Afghanistan. Afghan. People. Security. al-Qaida.

The contrast couldn’t be any greater.

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