Friday, November 6, 2009

Obama Turns down Invite to the 20th-anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

President Obama has reportedly informed the German government that he will not travel to Berlin on November 9 to participate in the 20th-anniversary celebration of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It is an unfortunate decision on multiple counts.

First, it is another slight to another European ally -- one that is going all-out to celebrate the event. The invitation to Obama was extended personally by Chancellor Angela Merkel last June.

Second, it is a failure to correct the historical misstatement of his citizen-of-the-world address last year in Berlin, when he credited the fall of the wall to the "world standing as one" and failed even to mention the names of John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

There is simply no excuse for president Obama to turn down Germany's Chancellor Merkel’s invitation to Germany to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall next week, None. He should be ashamed. I know I am ashamed for him

Horrific' rampage on Army base at Fort Hood

An Army psychiatrist who had counseled troops and was upset about being deployed to Iraq opened fire on a crowd of soldiers at Fort Hood Army base Thursday afternoon, killing 13 people and wounding 30, military officials said. Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, a U.S. citizen born in Virginia to Jordanian parents, was wounded by a civilian police officer responding to a shooting rampage that is believed to be the worst ever at any U.S. base.
If this isn't terrorism I don't know what is. If Obama downplays this to just a "wayward troubled immigrant" it will be his Jimmy Carter moment and his slide to 20% approval will begin.
I guess that
he was one of those violent right-wing extremists that Janet Napolitano warned us about...