The NY Times reports that "He drew warm applause in declaring that the world should be free of nuclear weapons, the war in Iraq should be over, the world should commit to fight global warming, reject torture and welcome immigrants." Ben Smith at Politico writes, "there's a touch of tough love -- Obama stresses the need for more European support in Afghanistan. . . " An American in Berlin blogged "It sure was a substantial speech if he comes through on everything he promised. . . ."Thank you to the citizens of Berlin and to the people of Germany. . . .I come to Berlin as so many of my countrymen have come before. Tonight, I speak to you not as a candidate for President, but as a citizen - a proud citizen of the United States, and a fellow citizen of the world.
You can read the whole speech here. Judging by Obama's reception in foreign capitals, my earlier speculation concerning the potential impact Obama's world tour was probably no stretch (this post).
Photo: by Jotman. Flag flies above the German Reichstag.