Obvious to Whom?

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“More than 300 U.S., German, French, Spanish, Estonian and Dutch paratroopers participated in four days of airborne operations during the annual International Jump Week over the Alzey Drop Zone” in Germany. According to Air Force Master Sgt. Franklin Barnett: “We are obviously here to defend our nation’s freedom, but in addition we are also members of the community, and I think this is a great opportunity for us to be able to come out and help those that may be a little less fortunate than us.”

Obvious to whom? How do U.S. soldiers in Germany defend “our nation’s freedom”? It would even be a stretch to have said that in 1945. Yes, I know, I know, we would all be speaking German right now if we had not fought against Germany in World War II.

Thanks to T.M.

4:07 pm on December 23, 2013