At about 21:39 in this YouTube video interview posted yesterday, President Obama declares, "As I said, we will be out of Afghanistan by the end of this year." Then he declares, "Combat operations in Afghanistan have ended."
Neither of these statements is accurate. He was getting Afghanistan mixed up with Iraq. If this were Reagan or George W. Bush, the press would be all over it, depicting the president as senile, stupid, doddering, a pawn of his aides or vice president, or worse. Instead, the press has almost entirely ignored it. As of this morning the White House hadn't posted a transcript of the interview (as it often does with presidential statements or remarks) on its Web site, either.