First Lady Michelle Obama and the president addressed soldiers at Ft. Stewart, GA today. The president’s speech saluted the military for turning Iraq away from civil war toward a more civil society (with no help from then Sen. Obama, who opposed the surge that led to victory) and noted his own political support for various non-controversial veterans and military-related programs. As the president continued to speak, the topics grew ever more political and the speech turned into a campaign stump speech to promote an executive order the president is signing regarding higher education.

The First Lady introduced the president. Her startling choice of attire speaks for itself.