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Monday, November 9, 2009

Celebrating Freedom Without US

What a great day, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. That symbol of tyranny and oppression fell after decades of U.S. and West European refusal to give in to what at the time was proclaimed by the left to be the inevitable future of mankind.

What a sad day, the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, because the world is celebrating without us. Barack Obama chose not to attend despite a specific invitation from German Chancellor Angela Merkel. An excursion to New York for a "date night" was a promise kept. A quick trip to Europe to try to win Chicago's Olympic bid was in order. A trip to pick up his Nobel Peace Prize is scheduled.

But the greatest peacetime liberation in history does not warrant much attention, much less attendance. The White House press release congratulating Germany does not even mention the role played by the United States, and President Ronald Reagan, in helping tear down that wall.

So I'll enjoy the celebrations, as I lament that our President has thrown OUR victory over communism into the dustbin of history.

So here's some history, pulled out of that dustbin:

UPDATE: HotAir has the link to a video Obama made to congratulate Germany, in place of a personal appearance, and of course it was about him:
“Few would have foreseen … that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent. But human destiny is what human beings make of it”
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  1. Our glaring Presidential absence in Berlin is embarrassing for our country, isn't it? ::sigh::

    Somehow, I don't think Europe is as currently enamored of a "kinder, gentler" (not to mention ever-apologizing, "dithering") President in reality as it was in theory summer 2008, eh?

  2. This action, like the betrayal of our Eastern European allies on the 70th anniversary of the invasion of Poland by the defunct USSR, demonstrates Obama's visceral hate of the USA that fought and won against communist tyranny.

    What else could someone expect from the disciple of Ayers, Wright, and the rest of the loony left? From someone who admires and supports thugs like Chavez?

  3. He favors communists and socialists. He has several advising him on a daily basis. It is understandable he wouldn't want to attend a ceremony based on the fact that communism failed, socialism failed, and freedom won in the end.

    He will probably avoid a trip to the site where Mussolini was put on display for the same reasons.

    We are being led by a radical. And with that goes all the trimmings.

  4. The Fall of the Wall will be celebrated as a major event in the course of human history long after the Obama administration disappears as a footnote in American politics. His absence in Berlin is welcome.

  5. Archer52 has the correct answer. Why would he celebrate the fall of socialism/communism when he and his advisors are staunch believers in socialist redistribution?