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July 27, 2008

things we learned about barack obama this past week

His whirlwind foreign tour that brought him to Jordan, Israel, Germany, France, Britain, Iraq and Afghanistan, finally put to rest the question as to where those seven extra states were that he thought he had visited.

The German people are susceptible to charismatic figures and will readily flock to hear the object of their blind allegiance speak in massive displays of uncritical devotion. 
Who knew?

Obama is a member of the Senate Banking Committee!! But to be fair, nobody else knew Obama was a member of the Senate Banking Committee either.

The phrase, “people of Berlin, people of the world, this is our moment, this is our time,” is of such elevated rhetorical value and historical relevance that it will be remembered alongside, “Ich bin ein Berliner,” and “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall.”  Also, “We are the World.”

The Berlin Wall fell because the world stood “as one” and not because a decades long titanic struggle was waged between the forces of totalitarianism and democracy in a world riven and torn by regional conflict the ultimate success of which was due largely to the steadfast leadership of the United States through both Democratic and Republican administrations. (Boy, the historians sure got THAT one wrong!)

Barack Obama at times speaks at frequencies beyond the ability of the human ear to recognize. For example, while all we could hear from the Democratic You Tube debate is that he would be willing to meet with foreign leaders antagonistic to the United States without preconditions, in reality, as he pointed out last week , "I think that what I said in response was that I would at my time and choosing be willing to meet with any leader if I thought it would promote the national security interests of the United States of America... But what I also said was that there is a difference between meeting without preconditions and meeting without preparation." Don’t believe it?  Ask your dog.

Obama has “no idea what would have happened” in Iraq had we followed his strategy of applying “pressure” as opposed to applying 30,000 troops.

Okay, we kind of knew that last one.


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