Stuff Obama forgot to mention: Iraq, Afghanistan, troops...

Also MIA: “Korea,” “Pakistan,” “soldiers,” “surge” and “war” – as well as Army, Navy, Air Force and Marines.

The omissions were partly a result of the short attention span of the press, which did not ask about those topics after the president did not mention them in his opening statement.

But the silence on those subjects also provides a striking illustration of one of the singular differences between Obama and his predecessor.