A State Department official described the event to the White House pooler.
"Obama spoke for about 15 minutes to a large crowd gathered in the courtyard in the middle of the State Department Building. There were at least a couple of hundred people gathered for the president's remarks, some people watching from the windows," according to the pooler.
We do know that he spent time in Indonesia in Muslim schools and that he ate some snake and dog. And when he was in college he did visit Pakistan. How he got there and who paid for it is still a mystery. Add in the equation that, at the time he went, it was forbidden by our government. Someone get him a straight jacket. Four guys are murdered and he comforts them with stories of being a man-child in southeast Asia. His classmates may have called him "the turd from turdville".He talked about how important the foreign service is and what a great job it does representing the U.S. abroad. He also had a line about how he understands the value of the foreign service because he spent so much time as a kid growing up abroad.