Obama went to Germany to talk to the German people (and the European Union) not as a presidential candidate but as a “fellow citizen of the world.” It’s remarkable, a black guy whose parents were goat shepherds in Kenya comes to Germany to talk about hope and freedom. But then this
“This threat is real and we cannot shrink from our responsibility to combat it”
“America can’t do this alone,” he declared. “The Afghan people need our troops and your troops; our support and your support to defeat the Taliban and al Qaeda, to develop their economy, and to help them rebuild their nation. We have too much at stake to turn back now.”
He’s asking these guys for their troops!
I got this from the NYTimes.