West Wing Week: 5/4/12 or "Out of Many, We are One."


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Transcript:
♪♪ (live band music) ♪♪
Photographer: West Wing Week!
Narrator: Welcome to the West Wing Week!
Your guide to everything that's happening at 1600
Pennsylvania Avenue.
This week, the President traveled to Afghanistan to
sign an historic Strategic Partnership Agreement;
visit with our troops; and address the American people
about responsibly ending the war.
The President also traveled to Fort Stewart to sign an
Executive Order to protect service members and their
families from deceptive marketing practices;
spoke at the Annual White House Correspondents' Dinner;
welcomed the Prime Minister of Japan;
and spoke at the Building and Construction Trades Conference.
That's April 27th to May 3rd or "Out of Many, We Are One!"
The President: Out of many, we are one.
Those are the values we've got to return to.
If we do, there is nothing this country cannot achieve.
Narrator: On Friday, the President and First Lady traveled
to Fort Stewart in Georgia where the President signed an
Executive Order to ensure that all American service members,
veterans, spouses and other family members have the
information they need to make informed educational decisions
and are protected from aggressive and deceptive
targeting by educational institutions.
The First Lady: Before I get started there is just one thing
I want to say and that is...
Hooah!
(cheers and applause)
The President: Michelle and I just had a few moments at the Warriors
Walk paying tribute to 441 of your fallen comrades,
men and women who gave their last full measure of devotion
to keep our nation safe.
And we will remember them.
We will honor them... always.
Your generation, the 9/11 generation,
has written one of the greatest chapters of military service
that America has ever seen.
The Executive Order I'm about to sign will make life a whole lot
more secure for you and your families and our veterans and
a whole lot tougher for those who try to prey on you.
(applause)
Narrator: On Saturday evening, the President shared a few laughs
with journalists at the 98th Annual White House
Correspondents' Association Dinner.
The President: Good evening!
I could not be more thrilled to be here tonight --
(laughter)
-- at the White House Correspondents' Dinner.
This is a great crowd.
They're already laughing.
That's terrific!
Our chaperone for the evening is Jimmy Kimmel --
(cheers and applause)
-- who is perfect for the job since most of tonight's audience
is in his key demographic...
people who fall asleep during "Nightline!"
(laughter)
Narrator: On Monday morning, the President delivered
remarks to the Building and Construction Trades Department
Legislative Conference.
The President: You represent the latest in a long,
proud line of men and women who built this country from
the bottom up.
That's who you are!
(applause)
Narrator: In the afternoon, the President welcomed Prime
Minister Noda of Japan to the White House where they held a
joint news conference after discussions on a wide range of
bilateral, regional and global issues,
including the U.S./Japan Security Alliance,
economic and trade issues, and deepening bilateral cooperation.
The President: And before I turn it over to the Prime Minister,
I just want to warn the American Press that the
Prime Minister once considered himself a journalist and instead
he became a Judo expert.
He is a black belt so --
(laughter)
-- if you get out of line, I've got some protection here!
(laughter)
Mr. Prime Minister.
(chuckles)
Narrator: On Tuesday, President Obama made a secret,
unannounced visit to Afghanistan where he and President Hamid
Karzai signed the Strategic Partnership Agreement that marks
the beginning of the end of the war in Afghanistan and a
commitment to continuing strategic cooperation between
our two countries.
Then at 4:01 a.m. Afghanistan time,
the President delivered an address to the American people.
The President: Good evening from Bagram Air Base.
Today I signed an historic agreement between the United
States and Afghanistan that defines a new kind
of relationship between our countries.
A future in which Afghans are responsible for the security
of their nation and we build an equal partnership between
two sovereign states.
A future in which war ends and a new chapter begins.
Narrator: On Wednesday, after six hours on the ground in Afghanistan
and more than 30 hours traveling there and back,
the President landed safely on the South Lawn
of the White House.
On Thursday, the President got a jump start on Cinco de Mayo,
Friday's celebration of Mexican heritage and pride.
The President: -- Hilda Solis.
(cheers)
Narrator: To find out more information on any of these topics or to
see complete videos of these events,
go to WhiteHouse.gov.
And thanks again for checking out your West Wing Week!
The President: This is an incredible lookin' pumpkin.
This is a nice lookin' cow right here!
I have to say, like, just in terms of central casting,
this guy right here you could put him in
a commercial or somethin'.
(laughter)
That's a good lookin' mascot.
(laughter)
I just wanna say.
(Rocky Mascot)
Soldier: Sir, I'm glad you like it.
The President: Absolutely.
Soldier: So I'm glad you like him because --
(laughter)
-- we have got a small token of appreciation.
Now I know you get a lot of gifts but --
The President: But this is a keeper right here.
Soldier: So this is a keeper right here.
The President: This is a keeper.
Soldier: You get your very own Rocky.
The President: This is going in the museum right here.
The girls will like this one.
(chuckles)