Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Germans are not happy

Now, exactly how many presidential candidates have done world tours, and given speeches to a world population THAT DOES NOT VOTE IN THE US ELECTION - and more importantly, why is he !!!!!!!!!!!

Obama's choice of site for speech splits Germans

By Judy Dempsey
Sunday, July 20, 2008

BERLIN: The decision by Senator Barack Obama to speak at a landmark monument in Berlin this Thursday has opened up yet another controversy, with conservative and opposition politicians saying the site recalls Germany's Nazi past and Prussia's militaristic tradition.

Obama is planning to address what organizers expect will be huge crowds at the Siegessäule, or Victory Column, which is located in the center of a long and busy intersection that straddles the lush, public Tiergarten gardens and stretches up to the Brandenburg Gate.

The choice of site was made after Chancellor Angela Merkel made it known to Obama's team that she did not approve of him campaigning at the Brandenburg Gate, both the symbol of the Cold War that divided the two Germanys and later, in 1989, the symbol of German reunification. Other conservative politicians said Obama had no business choosing a site before he was even elected president and using it for election purposes.

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Make Mine Freedom - 1948

American Form of Government

Who's on First? Certainly isn't the Euro.