We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Maliki got Obama off the hook in Iraq. But Berlin was a bridge too far. He became a rock star. And like many American celebrities on a high from European adulation, Obama knocked his native nation.
I know my country has not perfected itself. At times, we’ve struggled to keep the promise of liberty and equality for all of our people. We’ve made our share of mistakes, and there are times when our actions around the world have not lived up to our best intentions.
He went on to say he loves his country, but the damage was done.
He slammed the country.
Factual, yes. But totally unnecessary. He apologized overseas for”mistakes” ahem “around the world” in a nation we liberated and protected for 45 years at a great cost of treasure, as critics of Iraq say.
He apologized to a nation that exterminated 6 million Jews — two-thirds of all the Jews in Europe before the start of the war — for America?
That is surreal even for an Ivy League egghead.
His praise of German’s love of freedom was a joke.
Germans no more love freedom than they love Jews.
You do not knock America in a foreign country, to suck up to their America-envy, in a campaign. Maybe he should run for office in Germany? Fortunately, German groupies do not vote in the USA.
I think people just want McCain to give them a reason to vote for him. Powerline shares this McCain response ad:
So, to knock America is to tell the truth? Therefore, to praise America is to gloss over the truth (aka lie?). I think we've lived through enough "praise" to last a while.
We have MANY lessons to learn from the previous "superpower", Great Britain. The most obvious lesson is to have modesty and allow the upper lip to soften. Truth may spill out, but then again, isn't that what our forefathers admired and printed into the Constitution?