Barack Obama greets Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner before the SOTU address and whispers "Let me show you how to lie to Congress and the American public. Watch closely and learn."
I still have a headache from the speech and didn't drink a drop.
One point I caught was where Obama deviated from the prepared speech and added his message to Israel.
"Now, these diplomatic efforts have also strengthened our hand in dealing with those nations that insist on violating international agreements in pursuit of nuclear weapons. That's why North Korea now faces increased isolation, and stronger sanctions -- sanctions that are being vigorously enforced. That's why the international community is more united, and the Islamic Republic of Iran is more isolated. And as Iran's leaders continue to ignore their obligations, there should be no doubt: They, too, will face growing consequences. That is a promise.""That is a promise" was either ad libbed.or added after the prepared for delivery transcript was released.
I'm sure Israel and AIPAC was pleased with that promise. I only wonder how far that 'promise' will go in the coming year.