Addressing world leaders at a trade fair in Hannover, Germany on Monday, president Barack Obama seemed to be far removed from reality.
During his speech the US president saidwe’re fortunate to be living in the “most peaceful” era in human history.
Along with reassurances of the current peaceful era, Obama added that he plans to call on European leaders to step up their efforts to fight ISIS revealing that the US would be sending an additional 250 Special Forces troops to Syria to help fight the terrorist group.
CNS news reports: “I want to begin with an observation that, given the challenges that we face in the world and the headlines we see every day, may seem improbable but it’s true. We are fortuate to be living in the most peaceful, most prosperous, most progressive era in human history,” he said.
“That may surprise young people who are watching TV or looking at your phones,” he said, “and it seems like only bad news comes through every day, but consider it’s been decades since the last war between major powers.”
In the same speech, the president warned against complacency, as “dangerous forces” threaten to take the world backward.
Then he announced that he is sending 250 more American special forces troops to Syria: “They’re not going to be leading the fight on the ground,” he said, “but they will be essential in providing the training and assisting local forces that continue to drive ISIL back.”
After touting world peace, Obama moved on to prosperity and progress:
“More people live in democracies, where they live wealthier and healthier and better educated with a global economy that has lifted up more than a billion people from extreme poverty and created new middle classes from the Americas to Africa to Asia.”
Obama noted that tens of millions of people are saved from disease and infant mortality and people are living longer lives.
While at the trade fair President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel got the opportunity to try out a virtual reality headset…we’re not sure if the president made his speech before, after or possibly while still using it!
“It’s a brave new world,” Obama said after successfully shaking hands with Merkel in virtual reality.