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Unreported Major Factual Error in Obama Berlin Speech
Drill_ANWR

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.


TOPICS: Germany; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: belfast; berlin; error; gaffe; obama; obamasbigadventure; obamavisit; victorycolumn; walls
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1 posted on 07/24/2008 8:19:10 PM PDT by drill_ANWR
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To: drill_ANWR

Bookmark


2 posted on 07/24/2008 8:21:32 PM PDT by DocRock (All they that TAKE the sword shall perish with the sword. Matthew 26:52 Gun grabbers beware.)
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To: drill_ANWR

Bambi could declare that feces was gold, and the press would proceed to polish it.


3 posted on 07/24/2008 8:21:36 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: drill_ANWR

Obama has said it is so......
Therefore it is so.....

Here — have a glass of Kool-aid.


4 posted on 07/24/2008 8:21:57 PM PDT by river rat (Semper Fi - You may turn the other cheek, but I prefer to look into my enemy's vacant dead eyes.)
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To: glock rocks

...or eat it.


5 posted on 07/24/2008 8:23:25 PM PDT by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: drill_ANWR

USA Today (Gannett) allows no material to be posted here on Free Republic other than a title and link.


6 posted on 07/24/2008 8:25:47 PM PDT by Admin Moderator
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To: drill_ANWR

BUMP!


7 posted on 07/24/2008 8:26:58 PM PDT by PGalt
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To: drill_ANWR

walls, walls, ain’t ol’ Jeremiah Wright building one around his mansion?


8 posted on 07/24/2008 8:27:40 PM PDT by gusopol3
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To: drill_ANWR

related:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2050969/posts


9 posted on 07/24/2008 8:28:50 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: drill_ANWR
Great Catch! An easy search More Walls
10 posted on 07/24/2008 8:28:57 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: drill_ANWR

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.


11 posted on 07/24/2008 8:30:17 PM PDT by dep (Boycott New London and Pfizer.)
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To: river rat

“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)

Right?


12 posted on 07/24/2008 8:30:27 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: drill_ANWR

I have no idea what you are talking about.


13 posted on 07/24/2008 8:31:50 PM PDT by P-Marlowe (LPFOKETT GAHCOEEP-w/o*)
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To: drill_ANWR

Carter Mondull Dukakis Clinton Gore Kerry Obama. Just when you think that they can’t find someone worse - They do!


14 posted on 07/24/2008 8:32:04 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: gusopol3

“walls, walls, ain’t ol’ Jeremiah Wright building one around his mansion?”

It’s a Gated community on a golf course, dontcha’ know?


15 posted on 07/24/2008 8:32:09 PM PDT by llandres (I'd rather be alive and bankrupt than dead and solvent)
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To: dep

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.


16 posted on 07/24/2008 8:33:43 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: river rat

bttt


17 posted on 07/24/2008 8:35:14 PM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: drill_ANWR

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.


19 posted on 07/24/2008 8:38:33 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: dep

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.
____________________________

Quoting Wikipedia”

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peace_lines

“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.


20 posted on 07/24/2008 8:38:45 PM PDT by drill_ANWR
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To: JRochelle

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.


21 posted on 07/24/2008 8:42:17 PM PDT by drill_ANWR
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To: river rat

22 posted on 07/24/2008 8:44:41 PM PDT by Prole (Pray for the families of Chris and Channon.)
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To: drill_ANWR
Fact-checking Barack Obama on climate change
23 posted on 07/24/2008 8:45:02 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: Eric Blair 2084
JFK would have been labeled a right wing kook fringe loon today.

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...

24 posted on 07/24/2008 8:45:16 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: drill_ANWR
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25 posted on 07/24/2008 8:46:31 PM PDT by cruise_missile ('')
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To: glock rocks

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.


27 posted on 07/24/2008 8:50:32 PM PDT by Eric Blair 2084 (Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms shouldn't be a federal agency...it should be a convenience store.)
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To: drill_ANWR

Thats not right!


28 posted on 07/24/2008 8:51:05 PM PDT by JRochelle (Barak in Berlin "Ich bein ein beginner.")
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To: drill_ANWR

Looks like it is starting to get picked up

Despite peace, Belfast walls are growing in size and number

http://www.ibtimes.com/articles/20080503/despite-peace-belfast-walls-are-growing-in-size-and-number.htm


29 posted on 07/24/2008 8:52:12 PM PDT by flyfree
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To: drill_ANWR; SJackson; yonif; rdb3; mhking; Trueblackman

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...


30 posted on 07/24/2008 8:54:21 PM PDT by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: drill_ANWR

I’m surprised he didn’t have them play ‘The Internationale’ as he came to, and left, the stage.


31 posted on 07/24/2008 8:55:18 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand)
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To: Beckwith

Ping.


32 posted on 07/24/2008 8:58:05 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (<===Non-bitter, Gun-totin', Typical White American)
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To: drill_ANWR

I just looked on Google Earth and they are all over Belfast.


33 posted on 07/24/2008 8:58:39 PM PDT by rdl6989 ( I'm a carbon based human being, a Carbonated-American)
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To: drill_ANWR

Good catch. I knew nothing of walls in Belfast and haven’t heard the messiah’s speech, yet. Learn something new everyday around here.


34 posted on 07/24/2008 8:58:53 PM PDT by budwiesest (Four ninths of our Supreme Court can't read.)
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To: drill_ANWR

35 posted on 07/24/2008 8:58:55 PM PDT by ElkGroveDan (The road to hell is paved with the stones of pragmatism.)
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To: Neverforget01

for maps/photos of Belfast walls

http://www.belfastinterfaceproject.org/interfacemap.asp


36 posted on 07/24/2008 9:06:48 PM PDT by Peelod
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To: stepford

Thanks for the input troll and for acknowledging that Al-Qaeda was in Iraq.


37 posted on 07/24/2008 9:11:37 PM PDT by JerseyDvl (BHO-The Manchurian Muslim Candidate)
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To: drill_ANWR

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.


38 posted on 07/24/2008 9:13:22 PM PDT by LayoutGuru2 (Know the difference between honoring diversity and honoring perversity? No? You must be a liberal!)
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To: Eric Blair 2084
They will get off their ass and be the rugged individualists that made America great.



“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.”

— Roger Simon

39 posted on 07/24/2008 9:15:30 PM PDT by glock rocks (Baraq Hussein Obama ~ black, white, and red all over.)
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To: Admin Moderator
USA Today (Gannett) allows no material to be posted here on Free Republic other than a title and link.

Really? Well I am not going to buy their paper again then.

40 posted on 07/24/2008 9:15:30 PM PDT by apt4truth
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To: Peelod

and more

http://www.multimap.com/maps/?&hloc=GB|BT15%202HQ#map=54.62595,-5.92439|13|4&loc=GB:54.61674:-5.93572:16|BT15%202HQ|BT15%202HQ


41 posted on 07/24/2008 9:19:00 PM PDT by Peelod
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To: LayoutGuru2

I hope Rush gets a hold of this.


42 posted on 07/24/2008 9:21:47 PM PDT by IM2MAD
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To: Peelod; drill_ANWR
Impressive map. Those walls are depressing. I do find it odd Obama chose to mention the walls of Belfast. They're not often discussed and he was wrong about them.
43 posted on 07/24/2008 9:23:21 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: river rat

We must all understand Newspeak

War is Peace
Hate is Love
Stupid is Smart...lol


44 posted on 07/24/2008 9:41:31 PM PDT by Gasshog
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To: dep

What the heck is the mistake? Just an opinion stated (which may very well be legitimate) usually doesn’t fly around here...


45 posted on 07/24/2008 9:44:47 PM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: TheBattman

...”so let it be written, so let it be done” (Pharoah - Rameses from ‘The Ten Commandments’) Obama is the new Pharoah!


46 posted on 07/24/2008 9:50:47 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: flyfree
Maybe it is because of my public school education... but while I know that Belfast and Ireland as a whole suffered years of war and terrorism related to the Catholic vs. Protestant battle. But why are the troubles still running to the point that these walls must be built?

Seems to me that both Catholics and Protestants are acting rather UN-Christian in their belligerent behavior.

47 posted on 07/24/2008 9:51:30 PM PDT by TheBattman (Vote your conscience, or don't complain about RINOs!)
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To: princess leah

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!@


48 posted on 07/24/2008 9:52:15 PM PDT by princess leah
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To: TheBattman
Obama stated in his speech: "Not only have walls come down in Berlin, but they have come down in Belfast,"

This is factualy incorrect, not just an opinion.

49 posted on 07/24/2008 9:57:27 PM PDT by Neverforget01
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To: glock rocks

[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.


50 posted on 07/24/2008 10:00:14 PM PDT by littlehouse36 (Those who make peaceful revolution impossible make violent revolution inevitable - JFK)
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