The Corner

Tear Down This Wall

. . . so they can get a better look at ME!!!

I’ve only just seen President Obama’s video address to the people of Berlin. It’s the now familiar mush of evasive generalities, until finally he drops the abstract nouns and cuts to the specifics:

Few would have foreseen on that day that a united Germany would be led by a woman from Brandenburg or that their American ally would be led by a man of African descent.

Or, as Secretary Clinton put it in her introduction to him, “Someone who represents the fall of different kinds of walls.” No room, alas, to mention the word “Communism” or other irrelevant details.

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Mark Steyn is an international bestselling author, a Top 41 recording artist, and a leading Canadian human-rights activist.