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


  1. Obama doesn't want to go to Berlin because the show won't be all about him. He will not be the center of attention or the man of the hour.

    When one is an egotistical, narcissistic moron that thrives on self-adulation, if an event isn't about you, it is not worth going to.

  2. Exactly Reverend, you got that right.

  3. I second RisR's comment. Absolutely!

    Disgraceful, this guy.

  4. The Most Rev. said all that needs to be said.

  5. That's because he would have cried ... for Communism.

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  6. Very well put Rev. This is a great blog. Keep up the good work.

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