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Not enough about him? Barack Obama skips Berlin Wall ceremonies
Telegraph Blogs (U.K.) ^ | November 9, 2009 | Toby Harnden

Posted on 11/09/2009 12:40:56 PM PST by Schnucki

There was one world leader absent for today’s commemorations marking the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Surprisingly enough, it’s President Barack Obama, who found time last year to give a campaign speech there last year, which Der Spiegel summed up as “People of the World, Look at Me”.

The White House has cited a packed schedule, though looking at it he had nothing much on yesterday (brief chat to reporters about healthcare – by far his biggest priority) and just blah briefings and a bill signing today until a metting this evening with Benjamin Netanyahu. This time, Der Spiegel has reported it as “Barack Too Busy”.

But Obama is, of course, making time to trot over to Norway to receive the Nobel Peace Prize in December. Didn’t seem to have too much of a problem clearing the diary for that – though his acceptance of the prize and decision to give a another soaring, historical, epoch-marking etc etc speech there will be looked back on as a colossal political mistake and sign of hubris.

Perhaps Obama felt that celebrating the role of the United States in bringing down the wall would be a bit triumphalist and not quite in keeping with his wish to present America as a declining world power anxious to apologise for sundry historic misdeeds. Maybe he didn’t really want to be associated with that warmonger Ronald Reagan:

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TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: berlin; obama
Video at link.
1 posted on 11/09/2009 12:40:57 PM PST by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki

Too busy on his prayer rug pointed towards Mecca.


2 posted on 11/09/2009 12:42:20 PM PST by Frantzie (Judge David Carter - democrat & dishonorable Marine like John Murtha.)
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To: Schnucki

Word is the reason Barry did not attend the ceremony was so he could attend the services in Ft. Hood.

Do I believe that? Nah. But nonetheless, this is being propagated as an excuse or reason.


3 posted on 11/09/2009 12:42:27 PM PST by cranked
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To: Schnucki

What a complete putz. But then, how could he be expected to know or care anything about FREEDOM?


4 posted on 11/09/2009 12:45:34 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Schnucki

Lately I read only British magazines


5 posted on 11/09/2009 12:45:56 PM PST by traumer
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To: Schnucki

Funny, he has time for his $250,000 dream dates, financed by the US taxpayer. He has time to fly 5 jets to campaign for the Chicago Olympics in Copenhagen, Norway. He has time for a beer with an old friend and a ‘stupid’ cop. He has time to play more golf in 6 months than his predessor did in 8 years. He has plenty of time to fly AF1 to 16 different countries on the ‘Peace through Weakness’ and “It’s America’s Fault” tour. He has time to appear on interviews on every tv channel except the Sci-Fi and Food Network TV channels.

I guess the truly ‘Presidential’ actities fall into the bucket of “Things I gotta do someday”, you know, like talk to the Generals conducting wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.


6 posted on 11/09/2009 12:48:22 PM PST by Hodar (Who needs laws .... when this "feels" so right?)
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To: cranked
Raila Odinga's favorite cousin lies yet again.

If Reagan were President today, he would have flown to Berlin to visit with the world's leaders AFTER he spent some time with the families and Soldiers in the Fort Hood community.

President Reagan would have used the time aboard Air Force One for briefings and to get some rest between Washington DC, Fort Hood and Berlin.


7 posted on 11/09/2009 12:48:58 PM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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To: cranked

Here is the flip side to that argument..he could have flown to Berlin on AF1 today, be taking part in festivities right now, get on AF1 in 2 hours and be back before daylight in Texas.

He did it for the Olympics pitch.


8 posted on 11/09/2009 12:51:38 PM PST by My Favorite Headache
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To: traumer

Yeah, the White House/Senate/House democrats can’t seem to control the British papers yet.


9 posted on 11/09/2009 12:54:11 PM PST by Schnucki
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To: Schnucki
Why would we expect a tyrant to honor an act of liberty!

besides, If it isn't all about HIM, he wants no part of it!!!!!

10 posted on 11/09/2009 12:57:30 PM PST by Cheapskate (Play loud and carry BIG sticks!)
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To: cranked

Ex-President Bush and Laura didn’t wait until this week. They visited the wounded in the base hospital on Friday night. No media were invited though the visit itself was reported.


11 posted on 11/09/2009 12:57:51 PM PST by CedarDave (FOX news:"Fair and balanced (no matter what the White House says) . We report because others won't.")
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To: cranked

Current Occupant never intended to go to celebrate the wall coming down.


12 posted on 11/09/2009 1:04:54 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Schnucki

I really don’t understand the confusion. Why would anything think Barak Obama would celebrate the *defeat* of communism?


13 posted on 11/09/2009 1:05:37 PM PST by TennesseeProfessor
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To: Carley

The EGO was miffed that he couldn’t make a speech there while he was campainging. Protocol doesn’t allow for candidates to stump there. So he threw a hissy fit.


14 posted on 11/09/2009 1:07:17 PM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: massgopguy

Remembering that he wanted to campaign at the Gate and Merkel told him NO NO NO NO

So the spoiled whiny baby is miffed.

Am so happy that he is not there to sully the wondrous accomplishment wrought by Ronald Reagan and other who valued freedom.


15 posted on 11/09/2009 1:21:27 PM PST by Carley (THE MEDIA UNDERSTANDS CREDENTIALS BUT DOES NOT UNDERSTAND PRINCIPLES)
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To: Schnucki

No surprise. The One was disapointed by the fall of the Berlin Wall. The One is marxist. Anybody still not convinced?


16 posted on 11/09/2009 1:27:15 PM PST by Leftism is Mentally Deranged
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged

When Obama was told that the Cold War was over, his response was, “Good, now those capitalist pigs will finally answer for their crimes, eh Comrades?”


17 posted on 11/09/2009 1:28:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Schnucki

Gee, do you think he’ll have time to show up for the 20th anniversary celebration of the election of the first black president of the U.S.?

Yeah, I think we can count on him being there...


18 posted on 11/09/2009 1:46:27 PM PST by Happyinmygarden (Yes, actually, I have pretty much seen and heard it all before...)
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To: Leftism is Mentally Deranged
Raila Odinga's favorite cousin is a communist and terrorist sympathizer. His mentor was communist Frank Marshall Davis, and he pro-actively looked for friendships with anti-American types throughout his whole life.

Bernadine Dorn

Bill Ayers

Rashid Kalidi

Raila Odinga

Jeremiah Wright

Etc....

19 posted on 11/10/2009 7:38:57 AM PST by GI Joe Fan (GI Joe represents Real American Heroes, not a bunch of globalist drones.)
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