When Obama Goes to Dresden

President Obama will be visiting two places in Germany on June 5: the concentration camp at Buchenwald and Dresden.  It is hard for me to convey how tactless, bad, and wrong I think this juxtaposition is.  In fact, I do not think that Obama should go to Dresden at all.  As I’ve noted in a paper just published by the Heritage Foundation, the Anglo-American bombing raid on Dresden on February 13, 1945, is the subject of a great deal of mythology, most of it concocted by the Nazis and spread by the Communists after the war.

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