US President Barack Obama tried Tuesday to present an optimistic view on the future of the US, in his last speech on the State of the Union, in the context of moving towards its final year in the White House and wants to consolidate its legacy two terms, comments Wednesday DPA .
I believe in change because I believe in you, he said in a speech delivered to Congress on the State of the Union, incorporating the themes of the election campaign in 2008. Therefore here confident as always that the state of our union is strong, said the US president.
Obama dismissed his political opponents and rhetoric of candidates vying to replace White House rhetoric that the US economy is in decline.
He argues that the American economy is in decline colportează falsehoods, he said, an apparent reference to candidates in the Republican primary elections and the opposition in Congress.
The speech did not include concrete policy proposals. Obama said instead that lawmakers must address the big problems no matter who will be the next president and that those challenges are how to provide economic opportunities, how to make technology more accessible to people, how to be kept US security and how to be improved political climate.
On foreign policy, Obama has tried to defend its doctrine of building coalitions and cooperation, to the detriment of military interventions and nation building, as was the case in the past.
The main priority is to protect the American people and hunted terrorist networks, Obama said, stressing that the jihadist group Islamic State "does not threaten US national existence.
Masses fighters sitting in the back of the jeep and tortured spirits who plot in apartments or garages are an enormous danger to civilians and must be stopped. But they do represent an existential threat to our nation, the US president said, according to AFP.
He resumed his call to lawmakers to authorize military action in Iraq and Syria, permission that he asked her for the first time after more than a year to replace legislation currently in force after the terrorist attacks September 11, 2001 and before the 2003 invasion of Iraq.
Obama also urged Americans not to repeat the idea that Islam is the Islamic State, but to identify them as terrorists - murderers and fanatics who must be eradicated, hunted down and destroyed.
He welcomed international climate agreement signed in December in Paris and nuclear understanding with Iran and the fight against Ebola in West Africa.
Obama also urged Congress to approve Transatlantic Partnership trade agreement between 12 states agreed last year to lift the embargo on Cuba and that lasts 50 years. He promised to continue to try to close the detention center at Guantanamo.
The leader of the White House tried to expand their speech to a list of proposals for the following year to a broader discussion about the future.
He urged the congressmen to overcome political partisanships put him often in dispute with Congress controlled by Republicans, and that will only intensify before the elections.
It can reach a better future, but this will only happen if we put in place the policy.
Speaking directly to elected representatives, he said that many of them have said they would like to cooperate more, but they are dependent on their political donors or party partisanship.
On the other hand, Obama appealed to the American people not to fall victim to frustration, tribalism and fanaticism.
We can not afford to go down this slope, we will not have the economy that we want or the security that we want and, most importantly, would contradict everything that makes us the envy of the world, he said.