If Obama had delivered Winston Churchill’s "We Shall Fight on the Beaches" speech:
. . . We shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills -- and then after 18 months we shall withdraw from the beaches, we shall withdraw from the landing grounds, we shall withdraw from the fields and the streets, we shall withdraw from the hills.If Obama had delivered Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s Pearl Harbor Address to the Nation:
. . . As commander in chief of the Army and Navy, I have directed that all measures be taken for our defense. But always will our whole nation remember the character of the onslaught against us. No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion -- as long as it’s no longer than 18 months -- the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.If Obama had delivered John F. Kennedy’s Cuban Missile Crisis Address to the Nation:
. . . Our goal is not the victory of might, but the vindication of right; not peace at the expense of freedom, but both peace and freedom, here in this hemisphere, and, we hope, around the world. God willing, that goal will be achieved . . . within 18 months or the hell with it.