Oh, and isn't this a gem? "Former German President Richard von Weizsaecker said the Obama event could help pave the way for a new trans-Atlantic relationship.
"Kennedy said the famous sentence, 'Ich bin ein Berliner,'" von Weizsaecker told the Bild newspaper. "Obama could send the Berlin signal: America is counting on Europe for its future." "
Well, who knew? AND.........................
HERE IS THE SCOOP:
Umfrage (Questions at Die Welt)
Was halten Sie von Barack Obamas Auftritt in Berlin? What is your opinion about Obama’s appearance in Berlin?
4% Spannend (EXCITED)- ich gehe auf jeden Fall hin – I’ll go and see certainly
23% Wichtig (IMPORTANT) - ich sehe mir die Rede im Fernsehen an – I will watch the speech on TV
8% Langweilig (BORING) - Obama interessiert mich nicht – Obama doesn’t interest me
65% Nervig (ANNOYING)- dieser Obama-Hype ist total übertrieben – this Obama hype is totally out of proportion
Aktuell: 2959 Stimmen (voices who voted)
GERMANS ARE MOSTLY NOT IMPRESSED? ALERT CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC, MSNBC, NYTimes, LA Times, Chicago Tribune...........SOMEBODY should get it right. I mean, THEY ARE THERE, that's FOR SURE!
ANOTHER SCOOP I'm just hearing now: Obama met with Berlin's mayor (who came back from vacation for the honor) in a hotel to talk, not a public place, because "Obama thought other European capitals might be jealous"....from Die Welt
AND NOW THERE IS THIS: Obama canceled plans to visit the German military bases at the last minute to work out at the gym and 'see Berlin'....make sure you read the whole article at FreeRepublic...click on 'Spiegel'. I'd have made that a priority, to see troops, wouldn't you have?