Today in Berlin Barack Obama put a 21st Century vision to the theme of walls that must be torn down, "The fall of the Berlin Wall brought new hope. But that very closeness has given rise to new dangers - dangers that cannot be contained within the borders of a country or by the distance of an ocean.
Either John McCain does not understand the laws of supply and demand, or he tried to pull the wool over our eyes in Wilkes-Barre, PA today when he claimed that by lifting the executive ban on offshore drilling, President Bush changed the psychology of the oil market.
During a press availability in Sderot, Israel this morning Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama, reiterated his strong support for Israel, "I bring to Sderot an unshakable commitment to Israel's security. The state of Israel faces determined enemies who seek its destruction. But it also has a friend and ally in the United States that will always stand by the people of Israel."
In a statement to the House of Commons, British Prime Minister Gordon Brown laid the groundwork for the withdrawal of British troops from Iraq in 2009. This is another domino to fall in the endgame for the Iraq war.
The report today that Barack Obama won't give a speech at the Brandenburg Gate next week in Germany, and instead will speak at Berlin's Victory Column lends credibility to the speculation last week that the Bush administration was pressuring German Chancellor Angela Merkel to block the speech at the Gate.
Today former vice president Al Gore challenged the nation to produce all of its own electricity from renewable energy carbon clean sources in the next 10 years. "We're borrowing money from China to buy oil from the Persian Gulf to burn it in ways that destroy the planet. Every bit of that's got to change," Gore said.