Ed Morrissey points out something I should have noticed, having been in the USAF and having been stationed in Berlin before the Wall-fall: why is Obama even in Berlin when there are no American troops there anymore?
And why is he making a speech before the Germans while skipping a visit to the DOD's Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in southern Germany, to which severely injured US military personnel from Iraq and Afghanistan are evacuated, then stabilized before coming home?
Answer: because talking to his peeps (the Europeans) is of the utmost importance. If he had any advocates in the military, there are probably fewer now.
(Thanks to Bob Owens)
UPDATE: Speech just ended. I have a few comments about it but I'll wait for a transcript.
I thought about nit-picking the speech to death--and there are several places in the very first part of the speech which are easy targets--but changed my mind because, in this case, it doesn't matter what the wannabe King of the World said but where he said it and where he won't be going before his trip to Paris and his return to America.
Did I miss the part about how he was going to withdrawal all the troops from Germany in 16 months ?Of course, he didn't say this but, likely, only because neither he nor his advisers thought of it.
UPDATE: The Landstuhl Visit That Wasn't