President Barack Obama has written a letter to the nation in which has told about results of his eight-year administration of the country. The official text is published on the website of the White house.
Obama said that when he came to the presidency in early 2009, the American auto industry “was on the verge of collapse”, many residents were without a job, about 180 thousand American soldiers were in Iraq and Afghanistan, moreover, was alive, Osama bin Laden, whom U.S. authorities believe the mastermind of the terrorist attacks of 11 September 2001.
Obama claims that by the end of his eight-year term of governance economic growth is 3%, new jobs are created. More than 90% of Americans have health insurance, which is the highest figure in the history of the country. Obama also said that the country was more than half overcome the “dependence on foreign oil”.
Among other results, the President of the United States calls the growing number high school completion rate of Americans, the highest growth in average household income, the operation to eliminate bin Laden and the drawdown of the military presence in Iraq and Afghanistan to 15 thousand soldiers. He also noted that U.S. participation in the international coalition against “Islamic state” (declared a terrorist organization and prohibited in Russia). Obama said that in two years the American government has spent on the fight against ISIS $10 billion, while the month of the Iraq campaign was worth the same. The US President also noted the lifting of sanctions with Iran, rapprochement with Cuba, as well as defending the rights of members of the LGBT community.
According to Obama, he managed to lay a “new Foundation” for the future of the United States. However, he noted that a lot still have to work to his successors. “However, the history of America is a history of progress”, — concluded the head of state.
The results on the Secretary of state had previously failed John Kerry. He said that during Obama’s first term the US and Russia could “reset” relations that brought “tangible benefits” in the control of nuclear weapons, as well as “supply route of supply” for the soldiers of the U.S. armed forces in Afghanistan. He stressed that the two countries remain divided on some issues.