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This Better Be One Good Speech

Obama to give a speech in front of the Brandenburg Gate?  <a href="http://blogs.suntimes.com/sweet/2008/07/obama_germany.html“>Lynn Sweet reports:

WASHINGTON–A German friend passed along the news Saturday that local sources in Berlin are confirming that the Obama campaign was in contact with city authorities to discuss the possibility of presumptive Democratic nominee Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) delivering an outdoor address in front of the Brandenburg gate. The thinking is Obama would follow in the footsteps of two very famous Cold War-era speeches of U.S. presidents speaking in Germany: JFK “Ich bin ein Berliner” and Reagan “tear down this wall.” It would probably be Obama’s only public speech during upcoming visits to Germany, France and England on a swing to include stops in Israel and Jordan. There is still no date for the trip. German news sources are reporting the Obama team is working on a visit during the “second half of this month”.

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Spiegel Online International reports that an Obama visit to Berlin his month “looks likely” with Chancellor Angela Merkel and Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier.

A suggestion. ”Senator McCain, thank you for supporting the policies that my party did not that tore down this wall!”

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