Friday, November 06, 2009

Pres. Obama Should Be Ashamed

There is simply no excuse for Pres. Obama to turn down Chancellor Merkel’s invitation to Germany to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall next week on Nov. 9th. None. He should be ashamed. I know I am ashamed for him.

The fall of the Berlin Wall was a great victory for America because it ended the cold war. It literally defined liberty over tyranny. But liberals would rather ignore it because they know that if their policies had been in place, it never would have happened.

Presidents can't be everywhere for everything of course, but what makes this curious is that Obama finds time for many other things that are far less important. His flying off to try and get the Olympics for Chicago comes to mind. And Obama had no problems flying to Berlin while campaigning, because it was all about him.

Sadly, we will never see the moral clarity From Pres. Obama that we saw when Pres. Reagan famously demanded, “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”

The fall of the Berlin Wall represented freedom over totalitarianism and peace through strength. Our strength. One has to wonder why our President can't be bothered to celebrate that.