Via FrumForum, I ran across a surreal Bundeshwehr performance of Deep Purple’s “Smoke on the Water” as the send off for recently resigned German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg.
I’m speechless. Well, nearly.
Center for a New American Security President John Nagl became famous in part for telling audiences that the Pentagon had more musicians in its employ than the US government had foreign service personnel in the State Department (and his fame got a nice nudge from being one of General David Petraeus’ star proteges as well).
One only wonders what kind of send off Defense Secretary Bob Gates might get given the possibilities.
— Steve Clemons