July 25, 2008

Obama in Berlin - Speech and video

Barack Obama was here in Berlin speaking to a massive audience in front of Siegessäule (victory column).

He talked about future foreign policy of America, arms control and unity with Europe in fights against terrorism. His speech was populist I should say touching all the recent problems in the world; he also mentioned Bangladesh once. Some excerpts:

Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?

Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe? Will we give meaning to the words "never again" in Darfur?

Will we acknowledge that there is no more powerful example than the one each of our nations projects to the world? Will we reject torture and stand for the rule of law? Will we welcome immigrants from different lands, and shun discrimination against those who don't look like us or worship like we do, and keep the promise of equality and opportunity for all of our people?

People of Berlin - people of the world - this is our moment. This is our time.
One CNN commenter commented that this has never happened for any other US president candidate. While Obama is rallying in foreign countries, McCain is busy holding meeting in small US town halls.

Here is the full text of the speech. And here is the video:

Barack Obama Berlin Speech - Part One

Barack Obama Berlin Speech - Part Two

Barack Obama Berlin Speech - Part Three

Update: The Gateway Pundit reminds - Obama talks about lifting a child In Bangladesh from poverty... John McCain already did.


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