Barak Obama the designated candidate for this year's presidentila elcetion gave his controversially discussed speech in Berlin yesterday [see photogalery]. "Nevertheless he chose well when he picked Berlin for the announcement of his grand vision of the world. Berlin is the world capital of the bold speech. Since the end of World War II Berlin has been American politicians' equivalent of Hyde Park's Speakers Corner in London, where anyone can get up on a soapbox and speak. In Berlin it is the great and mighty who make speeches, and as well as, recently, those who have yet to prove their greatness", comments Gabor Steingart. [more....]
Here is his speech. [more....]. More articles and background information oabout the US Election 2008 on Spiegel online international edition.