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Hissyspit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:09 AM
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Barack Obama Tours Holocaust Memorial in Israel
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 07:05 AM by Hissyspit
Source: Associated Press

Barack Obama tours Holocaust memorial in Israel

By DAVID ESPO, AP Special Correspondent
29 minutes ago
JERUSALEM - Democratic presidential contender Barack Obama toured Israel's Holocaust memorial Wednesday, laying a wreath in memory of the 6 million Jews who died and saying, "Ultimately, this is a place of hope." Obama toured the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial on a Jerusalem hillside as he moved through a busy day of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian officials, including Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

The Democratic nominee-in-waiting is on a tour of the Mideast and Europe, a journey financed by his campaign and designed to reassure skeptical voters back home of his ability to serve as commander in chief and guide diplomacy after eight years of the Bush administration.

Obama drew an unusually warm welcome from Israeli President Shimon Peres, who said his greatest wish is for a "great president of the United States. That is the greatest promise for us and the rest of the world." "God bless you," said the 85-year-old fixture of Israeli politics, who joked that he was speaking as one young man to another. Obama is 46.

At the Holocaust memorial, Obama wore a white skullcap as he laid a wreath in memory of the victims of the Nazis.

Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080723/ap_on_el_pr/obama_m...
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Historic NY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 06:47 AM
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1. Amazing he was even able to handle the wreath by himself.....
unlike some other people. I wonder what his muslim whisperers have to say now.
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dipsydoodle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 08:23 AM
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2. Picture here
courtesy of the Beeb.



Obama gives pledge on Israel ties
US White House hopeful Barack Obama vows to strengthen the US' ties with Israel, on a visit to Israel and the West Bank.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/middle_east/7520759.st...
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:43 AM
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4. YOU SEE, LURLEAN, I TOLDS YOU OBAMA WAS A SECRET JOO! HOW DO I TYPE IN THE BIG BOX!
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Alter Ego Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 12:25 PM
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5. It's mah sexbox, Buck! And her name is "Sony"!
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jul-23-08 10:12 AM
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3. To be fair, Ronald Reagan did the same exact thing...
Edited on Wed Jul-23-08 10:26 AM by IanDB1
Well...





... not the EXACT same thing, really...






See also:

May 5, 1985 -- Reagan goes to Bitburg
http://www.democraticcentral.com/showDiary.do?diaryId=2...


The Ramones - Bonzo goes to Bitburg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4vAqlRpSIDE

Ramones - Bonzo Goes To Bitburg Lyrics
http://www.seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Ramones/Bonzo-Goes-To-...




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