While everyone chatters about the President’s speech, something Joe Biden said the day before has surprisingly garnered little attention. A friend writes:

“We still have 68,000 troops in harm’s way in some of the most godforsaken territory in the world,” Biden said, adding that the military members can find comfort “knowing that we back home just remember, we know what’s going on.” I’m sure that referring to our allies as citizens of “some of the most godforsaken territory in the word” will further endear us to the countries that we have occupied for over a decade.