Thursday, July 24, 2008

Obama's speech full of false statements..

Obama's Berlin speech was a beginning of his campaign to be the president of Earth ( I am citizen of the world?!).  While media is falling in love with each word, it's time to see how how factual his statements were.  Well, I am glad blogger, Don Surber, took the time to do just that.  I will just mention a couple here:

Obama: The poverty and violence in Somalia breeds the terror of tomorrow.

But 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudis. None were poor kids from Somalia. Actually the master mind of of 9/11  was educated in Germany.  Osama bin Laden is the son of a wealthy Saudi contractor.

Obama: And despite past differences, this is the moment when the world should support the millions of Iraqis who seek to rebuild their lives, even as we pass responsibility to the Iraqi government and finally bring this war to a close.

But Obama wanted to abandon Iraq by March 31, 2008 and if he was the president, America would have ended the war in defeat!

UPDATE: More factchecks from McCain camp.  Read here

UPDATE II: More false statement found in the speech:

Obama: "Not only have walls come down in Berlin, but they have come down in Belfast, where Protestant and Catholic found a way to live together."

"Ten years after peace was declared in Northern Ireland, one might have expected that Belfast's barriers would be torn down by now. But reality, as usual, is far messier. Not one has been dismantled. Instead they've grown in both size and number."