Conservative Outrage of the Day
[UPDATE: Quick clarification. This is definitely a conservative media outrage, but Boaz is a libertarian.] I’m reporting out something unrelated, so I’ve almost missed this, but apparently President Obama has made a major error in not going to Germany for the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Politico’s Arena is all over it. Here’s David Boaz of the Cato Institute.
It’s hard to see why you would go to Copenhagen for the Olympics and again for an environmental conference, and to France for D-Day, but not to Germany to celebrate the liberation of half a continent from totalitarianism.
Well, something like 2,500 Americans died on D-Day. And the president may not actually attend the climate summit in Copenhagen. The Olympic trip might be the most open to critique, although it was, obviously, a mission to bring something back to the United States, and not a commemoration of anything. Apart from that, though, these are exactly the same sort of events, and they should be energetically discussed on cable news today.