Obama’s speech in Berlin hit its target market–provided its target market was those like Obama who, in the words of Ralph Peters, “couldn’t be persuaded to study history.” Obama makes up history in the same manner that he made up his autobiography–he molds the past to fit his purpose.
Here’s Bolton’s take on the surreal Obama Weltanschauung (excerpt and link)…
One world? Obama’s on a different planet
The senator’s Berlin speech was radical and naive.
By John R. Bolton
July 26, 2008
SEN. BARACK OBAMA said in an interview the day after his Berlin speech that it “allowed me to send a message to the American people that the judgments I have made and the judgments I will make are ones that are going to result in them being safer.”
If that is what the senator thought he was doing, he still has a lot to learn about both foreign policy and the views of the American people. Although well received in the Tiergarten, the Obama speech actually reveals an even more naive view of the world than we had previously been treated to in the United States. In addition, although most of the speech was substantively as content-free as his other campaign pronouncements, when substance did slip in, it was truly radical, from an American perspective.