No, they didn't last the entire speech. After all, there was homemade noodle soup on the dinner table, the lure of which Obama could not speak against. But we adults listened to it over the slurping noises the boys made (table manners are a distant dream of mine...)
Comment: Obviously, you don't get Germans going wild by asking them to send troops somewhere, even or maybe because they already have troops on the ground (Afghanistan). However, ask them to join for peace and equality and a better future, and you will be celebrated.
(And no, Jacob's knees are not that horribly skinned that he needs two bandaids on each. But you see, they are Dora bandages, and he had found the box in the drawer earlier that day...)