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July 25, 2008

Shameful! Senator Obama’s Prayer Stolen From The Wailing Wall And Published!!!

 The Western Wall in the midst of the Old City in Jerusalem is the section of the Western supporting wall of the Temple Mount which has remained intact since the destruction of the Second Jerusalem Temple in 19BCE.  The Wall became the most sacred spot in Jewish religious and national consciousness and tradition by virtue of its proximity to the Western Wall of the Holy of Holies in the Temple, from which, according to numerous sources, the Divine Presence never departed.

Many visitors to the 2,000-year-old Western Wall (also called the “WailingWall) leave notes bearing requests and prayers. Senator Obama did so during a 5:00am pre-dawn visit on Thursday, following a day spent meeting Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

Senator Obama’s prayer, written on a piece of hotel notepaper, was published by an Israeli newspaper, which was criticized for making it public.

“Lord – Protect my family and me,” read the note published in the Maariv daily. “Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and just. And make me an instrument of your will.”

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Senator Obama: Friday In Paris

 Senator Barack Obama is in Paris today.   Yesterday he was greeted by  200,000 cheering fans that went to Tiergarten Park by the Victory Column in Berlin to hear him call for the world to tear down walls of division and hate.

His visit to Paris will be a little different – there, he will make no public appearances except for a press conference after meeting President Nicolas Sarkozy before he heads for London.

Still, Obama’s arrival in Paris has sparked much excitement in France, where polls reflect those across Europe and shows overwhelmingly that he is the candidate most people want to succeed President George W. Bush in the November vote.

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July 24, 2008

Thursday: John McCain’s BIZARRE Adventure in German Village, Ohio

 

 

 While Senator Obama readied himself for his speech in front of 200,000 people at the Victory Column in Berlin, Germany, Senator John McCain made his own little trip to Germany — sort of.  McCain lunched today at Schmidt’s Restaurant und Sausage Haus in the historic German Village section of Columbus, Ohio.

 

 

McCain ate a bratwurst (a highly seasoned German sausage) at Schmidt’s — making a point of noting that the eatery has no link whatsoever to Steve Schmidt, the aide he recently hired to run his campaign — and indulged in a chocolate cream puff for dessert. His dining companions included best pal Lindsey Graham, the GOP senator from South Carolina, and a group of local businessmen – where was crazy Lieberman?

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Thursday: WATCH Obama’s FABULOUS Speech At Victory Column In Berlin

Senator Obama delivered a breathtakingly powerful and inspirational speech at Victory Column Square, Berlin today.  He made me feel exceptionally proud to be an American!

Obama FILLS Victory Column Square

Obama FILLS Victory Column Square

Obama Giving Speech At Victory Column
Obama Giving Speech At Victory Column

 

 

“This is the moment when we must come together to save this planet. Let us resolve that we will not leave our children a world where the oceans rise and famine spreads and terrible storms devastate our lands. Let us resolve that all nations – including my own – will act with the same seriousness of purpose as has your nation, and reduce the carbon we send into our atmosphere. This is the moment to give our children back their future. This is the moment to stand as one.”

 

 

Obama At End Of Victory Column Speech

Obama At End Of Victory Column Speech

Crowd Reaches For Obama After Victory Column Speech

Crowd Reaches For Obama After Victory Column Speech

Text of the full speech below:

 

 

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Thursday: Obama Has ‘Very Open’ Talks With Germany’s Chancellor Merkel

  Senator Barack Obama has held “very open” talks with German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin; just hours before he is due to give a major speech on US-European relations.

Obama travelled in a motorcade from Berlin’s Tegel airport to a private meeting with Mrs. Merkel at the chancellery, opposite the glass-domed Reichstag parliament building.  Chancellor Merkel’s spokesman said the German leader had “very open” and wide-ranging talks with Senator Obama, touching on foreign policy issues including Iran, Afghanistan and the Middle East peace process.

  Their talks also covered the trans-Atlantic economic partnership, climate and energy issues, the state of the global economy and international cooperation to “solve important global questions,” Ulrich Wilhem, Chancellor Merkel’s spokesman, said in a statement.

Merkel and Obama stressed the “great significance of close and friendly German-American relations,” he said, adding that the talks were conducted in “a very good atmosphere”.

Obama paused as he entered the gates of the chancellery to wave at a group of Bavarian teenager school children, whose class happened to be ending its tour of the building.

“We were really close,” an excited Michaela Schmid said. “It was super, a real highlight.”

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July 23, 2008

Thursday: Will There Be Cheers For Obama In Europe?

 It is no exaggeration to say that relations with Europe have been among the most egregious, and most avoidable, failures of George W. Bush’s presidency. It was not just his excessive arrogance over Iraq – although that war served to reinforce European hostility.

It wasn’t just one thing about George W. Bush that disconnected him from his European counterparts. It was Bush’s lack of experience and knowledge of the world outside of the United States, it was his obvious lack of interest in how people outside of America perceived the world, it was his arrogance of not even caring to learn, it was his aggressive language, it was his cowboy manners, it was his general way of thinking and the posture he took that all combined to sever relationships with European leaders.

Because of these reasons this trip to Europe is important for Senator Obama.  Obama have rightly identified relations with the populous and national leaders of Europe and the United Kingdom as being very important.

With center-right governments in power in Germany and France, and the Conservatives growing in the U.K. the climate for mending fences between the U.S. and Europe is improving and Obama wants to take advantage of the time and opportunity.

Even though Obama has not been in the U.K. or Europe recently, our cousins across the pond have been keenly watching the 2008 elections and it is Senator Obama who has captured their imagination – other candidates not so much. With his relative youth, his allegorical gifts and the ground-breaking ideas he brings to the table, public opinion polls show that if Europeans had a vote, Barack Obama would be elected President of the United States by 60 points tomorrow.

Even though the decision on November 4 is America’s to make and even though all foreign governments have a duty to observe neutrality in other countries elections, it doesn’t mean that “Obamania” won’t break out in Berlin on Thursday!

Independent Veterans Group VoteVet Will Run Ad Against John McCain

The independent group VoteVets will start running the ad below against John McCain later this week.  The 30 second ad will run on CNN and MSNBC starting on Friday through next week.  The group plans to spend $100,000 on the ads.

 

One of their older ads:

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