Monday, July 28, 2008

WHO "Stands As One", Barack?

PowerLine makes a point that The O-and-Savior ignored.

While Obama was ignoring combat veterans and speechifying to rock-band-dazed Germans (who do, after all, like to stand en masse to listen to messianic-types...) he ran his "one-world" game about the Berlin airlift:

The odds were stacked against success. In the winter, a heavy fog filled the sky above, and many planes were forced to turn back without dropping off the needed supplies. The streets where we stand were filled with hungry families who had no comfort from the cold.

But in the darkest hours, the people of Berlin kept the flame of hope burning. The people of Berlin refused to give up. And on one fall day, hundreds of thousands of Berliners came here, to the Tiergarten, and heard the city's mayor implore the world not to give up on freedom. "There is only one possibility," he said. "For us to stand together united until this battle is won...The people of Berlin have spoken. We have done our duty, and we will keep on doing our duty
. People of the world: now do your duty...People of the world, look at Berlin!"

Very nice.

But in fact, the United States of America not only "stood as one" to assist the Berliners--the United States of America WAS "the one" who made it happen.

Not the Soviet Union. Not France. Not Algeria. Not China, nor Brazil, nor Mexico, nor the League of Nations.

The US "stood as one" to deliver the goods, due to the unilateral decision of Harry Truman.

1 comment:

Billiam said...

C'mon, Dad. Can't give props to the US! We're the bad guys, remember? All the world would be a utopia if it weren't for evil republicans, conservatives and George W. Bush. Get with the program!