In a clear signal that he has no respect for freedom, history, or democracy, President Barack Obama snubbed the people of Germany (and the world) in celebrating the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
British Prime Minister Gordon Brown, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and German President Horst Koehler walk through the Brandenburg Gate in Berlin November 9, 2009, during celebrations to mark the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.
On November 9th, 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. On July 26th, 2008, candidate Barack Obama visited Germany and spoke before a crowd of 200,000 people. On November 9th, 2009, President Barack Obama showed the world how much the end of communist rule in Eastern Europe really means to him.
As a candidate seeking the job as the leader of the free world Barack Obama had plenty of time to make the trip to Germany, but now that he is leader of the free world he makes it clear that the word “free” means absolutely nothing to him.
While his actions are not too surprising at this point, I’m sure his actions today affected more people than the 200,000 who most likely regret taking time to listen to him back in July of 2008.