President Barack Obama Tuesday morning addressed the nation on the previous night’s airstrikes against ISIL in Syria.
“Last night on my orders America’s armed forces began strikes against ISIL targets in Syria,” the president said in his opening from the South Lawn. “Today, the American people gives thanks for the extraordinary service of our men and women in uniform.”
“We were joined in this action by our friends and partners. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Jordan, Bahrain, and Qatar,” said Obama. “America is proud to stand shoulder to shoulder with these nations on behalf of our common security. The strength of this coalition makes it clear to the world that this is not America’s fight alone.”