Obama Speech August 31 President Obamas Oval Office speech on Iraq -- text. August 31 2010 5:01 pm. Democrat president Barack Obama speaks on Iraq from the Oval Office 8-31-10. Oval Office Remarks by President Obama as provided by the White House . ... Obamas speech to troops at Ft. Bliss in El Paso Texas from Tues. Aug. 31 2010. Fort Bliss in El PasoTexas to meet with troops is to mark the drawdown of.