Skip to comments.Unreported Major Factual Error in Obama Berlin Speech
Posted on 07/24/2008 8:19:10 PM PDT by drill_ANWR
I noticed this listening to his speech and did the research:
Obama, all his advisers, and the fawning MSM are clueless.
As mistakes go, I would say this is the ultimate. A prepared speech (not an off-the-teleprompter gaffe), announced days in advance to the world. How is a mistake this huge possible? There is no chance he misread (misspoke), otherwise, there would be no mention of Belfast in that portion of the speech.
Not only does Obama not realize that there are more "peace walls" then ever in Belfast, but his entire speech writing and campaign consulting team did not catch this error -- not to mention the adoring world press - who had access to his speech text prior to the Berlin speech today. This would not have gotten my attention while listening to his speech, but I just happened to stumble on an article a few weeks back (not the USA Today article below) and the Belfast walls were fresh in my mind.
Bambi could declare that feces was gold, and the press would proceed to polish it.
Obama has said it is so......
Therefore it is so.....
Here — have a glass of Kool-aid.
...or eat it.
USA Today (Gannett) allows no material to be posted here on Free Republic other than a title and link.
walls, walls, ain’t ol’ Jeremiah Wright building one around his mansion?
you certainly informed everyone of your opinion of this error — but you’re a little light on the specifics of the error itself. what did he say, and in what way was it wrong?
no this isn’t a troll. it’s really impossible to tell what the error was from your post, except that it has something to do with walls in belfast.
“Obama has said it is so......Therefore it is so.....”
you know, something popped into my mind today when discussing BHO with someone - the other person said that he was half black and half white. I said, “yes, as far as I know. So then, that makes him a blight” (oops, I mean blite)
I have no idea what you are talking about.
Carter Mondull Dukakis Clinton Gore Kerry Obama. Just when you think that they can’t find someone worse - They do!
“walls, walls, aint ol Jeremiah Wright building one around his mansion?”
It’s a Gated community on a golf course, dontcha’ know?
I thought so, too, but the Mod removed Gannett material, hence making it unintelligible. Click the nice “history” link at the top for the full story.
The factual errors started when the Obamessiah said:
Thank you and welcome.
It only ended when he said Goodbye.
JFK would have been labeled a right wing kook fringe loon today.
The administrator, Comment #6, edited the quotes out of my post shortly after I posted this — because I had quoted a USA Today article — which, I just learned, is a no-no.
I will re-write properly (I hope) here:
Obama speech text:
“Not only have walls come down in Berlin, but they have come down in Belfast, where Protestant and Catholic found a way to live together;”
Transcript from Drudge — confirmed by CNN.com transcript — and my ears.
“The first barriers were constructed in the early 1970s, following the outbreak of “The Troubles”. Originally few in number, they have multiplied over the years, from 18 in the early 1990s to 40 today; in total they stretch over 13 miles. Most are located in Belfast.
I sent this to Campaign Spot earlier this evening — unfortunately, he did not give me a shout-out or hat tip. I thought that was a bit weak since I appear to be the first one in the world to uncover Obama’s mistake.
Boy howdy! Too bad we have a selected maverick as the alternative to Baraq. A JFK would be a Reagan in today's sorry excuse for a presidential race.
Bob Dole went with limp... er Erectile Disfunction once he hit the wall... hmmmm... wonder what prospects John McCain's considering...
These things work in cycles. What I mean is that left or right wing ideology will never be permanent.
The sheeple will vote for leftists like Carter until they realize it doesn’t work. At which point they will vote for Reagan.
When they are still poor despite the opportunities they will vote for Carter again.
Of course, maybe the sheeple will one day wake up and realize it doesn’t matter. The POTUS can’t solve all of their problems, they can only make it worse.
They will get off their ass and be the rugged individualists that made America great.
Thats not right!
Looks like it is starting to get picked up
Despite peace, Belfast walls are growing in size and number
Nice catch. While Obama is claiming that peace walls are coming down around the world, they are actually going up in South Africa, Rio De Janeiro, Belfast, Israel, etc...
Im surprised he didnt have them play The Internationale as he came to, and left, the stage.
I just looked on Google Earth and they are all over Belfast.
Good catch. I knew nothing of walls in Belfast and haven’t heard the messiah’s speech, yet. Learn something new everyday around here.
for maps/photos of Belfast walls
Thanks for the input troll and for acknowledging that Al-Qaeda was in Iraq.
OK, coming up to speed on this. Making sense now. I guess all that can be said is you’ll probably only read about it here. Ignored by the MSM or it might get a 10-minute spin cycle.
Years and years of history books have taught us that America was shaped by the great deeds of great men and women. It was not. America was shaped by the great deeds of ordinary men and women. America always has been better than its government, that its people have always been more decent than their presidents, and that the strength and greatness of this nation lies in them, the men and women who are not great and who never will be.
Really? Well I am not going to buy their paper again then.
I hope Rush gets a hold of this.
We must all understand Newspeak
War is Peace
Hate is Love
Stupid is Smart...lol
What the heck is the mistake? Just an opinion stated (which may very well be legitimate) usually doesn’t fly around here...
...”so let it be written, so let it be done” (Pharoah - Rameses from ‘The Ten Commandments’) Obama is the new Pharoah!
Seems to me that both Catholics and Protestants are acting rather UN-Christian in their belligerent behavior.
Somebody ought to do a face-over on the old SNL skit with Steve Martin doing “king tut”...Oh yeah, one cannot make fun of the great O-bama!@
This is factualy incorrect, not just an opinion.
[Bambi could declare that feces was gold, and the press would proceed to polish it.]
My five year old said to me tonight “flies think dog poop is their dessert.”
So change dog to Bambi and you know who the flies are.