Feb. 1, 2009
"We're going to roll out in a very formal fashion what our intentions are in Iraq. I think we have a sense ... that we are in a position to start putting more responsibility on the Iraqis."
President Obama in a Super Bowl pregame interview with NBC, adding that a substantial number of U.S. troops will be home in time to watch next year's big game
With Obama being both a sports fan and a political superstar, it's no surprise that he uses the Super Bowl to his advantage, appearing in a pregame interview with NBC to address issues like Iraq, the stimulus and more. By kickoff, the White House is partying it up with a bipartisan group of lawmakers, many representing either Arizona or Pennsylvania.