This comes at a time when this was happening in Afghanistan.

From Deutsche Welle

Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived at the Bundeswehr base in Mazar-e-Sharif on Monday morning for an unannounced visit to German soldiers serving there.

The chancellor – in the country to take a closer look at operations – had intended to first visit the restive province of Kunduz, but bad weather stopped her from landing there.

Her last visit to Afghanistan was in December 2010, this is now her fourth trip to the country. Germany’s military is the third-largest contributor in terms of troop numbers to the NATO-led ISAF mission in Afghanistan.

Events continue to progress in Afghanistan. With some predictible reactions:

Afghanistan’s Taliban insurgents Monday vowed revenge against “sick minded American savages” for the murderous rampage by a U.S. soldier who killed 16 villagers in their homes.
The Taliban would “take revenge from the invaders and the savage murderers for every single martyr,” the hardline Islamist group said in a statement on their website, according to AFP.

This of course has the left wing haters out in force:

And a question raised for Obama:

Final thought less we forget the children of Afghanistan who set themselves on fire to avoid forced marriages.