Berlin’s 1864-1873 Prussian Victory symbol, Siegessäule will be the place where Obama will try to emulate the that great speech of John F. Kennedy where he proclaimed, “Ich bin ein Berliner!” That speech made JFK a hero in the eyes on many anti-Communist , West German families that displayed Kennedy’s picture in their home for decades after.
I view this effort as a sacrilege and a poor attempt to hold on to the coat tails of a dead American hero. Today, Obama wants to bring us the very same horrible ideals Kennedy fought as Navy commander during World War Two in the South Pacific. Obama embraces the teachings of Karl Marx that tore Berlin apart during the Cold War. Obama is no John Kennedy.