THE PRESS REPORTS ON BUSH’S PRAGUE SPEECH this morning seem to be focusing on what he said about Saddam. I caught most of it, and what struck me wasn’t that part — nothing new there, really — but rather the repeated subtle digs at Germany. “U-boats couldn’t keep us apart,” said Bush, going on to talk about the “young Americans” whose “well-tended graves” littered the Continent, and their successors stationed “from the Balkans to Bavaria.” (Interesting pairing). There was more, and none of it was there by accident.
UPDATE: And it’s not just Bush who’s dissing Schroeder.
ANOTHER UPDATE: There’s a transcript up, now. The interesting stuff is mostly toward the end.