If I may paraphrase:
Hey! Let me give a shout out to my awesome homies! Oh, yeah – and some soldiers died n stuff.
Simply unbelievable – how can you have any faith that he is weighing his Afstan decision based on what’s best for the soldiers on the ground after seeing this performance? Of course, you won’t get to “see” the performance in its entirety – it will be carefully edited to be sure that only a sombre, thoughtful, caring Obama is projected into your living room. Good thing there’s no re-run of that HBO Obama movie “Me – how special I am” on TV, or we would have had to wait until tomorrow for any kind of statement at all.