Obama’s goes to that city and makes a presidential visit, before he is president. He refers to himself as “a fellow citizen of the world.” I am not interested in a citizen of the world being my president, I am looking for an advocate, someone who puts his country first. The rock concert that followed Obama’s speech did well enough despite Obama playing the part of ‘opening act’. Hurry, hurry, hurry — step right up and see the amazing shrinking messiah!! What Rock Concert? I was wondering when that aspect of the 200,000 Germans being there was ever going to be mentioned in the MSM. Glad to see they maintain a perfect 1000 batting average in the predictable category.

Obama spoke of the Berlin airlift and German steadfastness, but not the American sacrifice, effort, generosity and loss of life. It was a team effort, Germans and Americans side by side. Phooey. The Americans and Brits came to the rescue of Berlin. Americans flew the planes, loaded the planes, and provided the provisions on those planes. The Germans were beneficiaries of our largess. Hansen puts it best in National Review

With all due respect, I also don’t believe the world did anything to save Berlin, just as it did nothing to save the Rwandans or the Iraqis under Saddam — or will do anything for those of Darfur; it was only the U.S. Air Force that risked war to feed the helpless of Berlin as it saved the Muslims of the Balkans.

If the Citizen of The World is unable to give credit were it is due, for something from 50 years ago, then what of the newer accomplishments? How about the end of the cold war? Lets see …

“When you, the German people, tore down that wall — a wall that divided East and West; freedom and tyranny; fear and hope — walls came tumbling down around the world. From Kiev to Cape Town”

The Germans brought about an end to the cold war? Single handed too. Where was the U.S.? What about 40 years of manning the walls, guarding against the threat from the east? Oh and get this, Kiev and Cape Town are connected in Obama’s mind. Some how the end of the cold war, thanks to the Germans, brought about an end to apartheid.

Then there where the false equivocations among those who are in a state of conflict, (can’t we just give peace a chance!) …

“The walls between races and tribes; natives and immigrants; Christian and Muslim and Jew cannot stand. These now are the walls we must tear down.”

There are thousands of Mosques in the U.S, Europe and Israel. How many Churches and Synagogues are there in the Arabian peninsula? In Pakistan, Afghanistan or Iran? How many Muslims are murdered by Christians for professing their faith. Have Christians and Jews committed over 11,000 murders since 9/11 in the name of God? How about 1000? How about 100? 10?!? The liberal boilerplate of we all are equally evil wears ever so thin, Obama’s rhetoric is encased in this boilerplate.

What also wears thin is the Martin Luther King impersonation, King’s tenor, King’s cadence with out King’s depth, experience and courage. King had guts, Obama gives a good teleprompter line. Obama goes on and says “I don’t look like the Americans who’ve previously spoken in this great city.” Colin Powell and Condoleeza Rice are less white than Obama, and have gravitas is spades, they both have spoken in Berlin. Would it not have been more gracious to acknowledge their coming to Berlin before your oneness?

Obama stood in a place where presidents of yore have gone. Obama spoke in a place where presidents of yore have spoken. The comparison was not flattering. Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy and Reagan were men of accomplishment and had purpose aside from self aggrandizement. Those men did not go to Berlin to seek justification, they went there to announce their intentions and affirm their positions.

Obama tried to use this back drop, after he was told he could not use the Brandenburg Gate, to show us bitter gun owners here in America that the world, represented by Germany, was for an Obama presidency. This was his attempt to be coronated President, ‘See, they love me!’. He failed, all he did was get a gig as the opening act of a rock concert.