Friday, July 25, 2008
BARACK- THE BERLINER
I was reading Powerline and one part of the BO's speech set me off. To portray the Berlin Airlift as a purely humanitarian undertaking is to miss the point. The Berlin Airlift was all about an in your face to the Soviets. Stalin blockaded Berlin in order to force the west into taking some action that might provoke a war. Truman had the courage to say, if you want a confrontation here you go. He felt that he could not allow the Soviets to set the pace and still enforce the containment policy. If he allowed the milk to spill out of the bottle, he could never get it back in. The Berlin Airlift was all about proving that the US would not be intimidated by the Soviets. After 15 months the Soviets lifted the blockade and Berlin was allowed to survive. This type of action would never be undertaken by BO and the Dems. Truman and Kennedy Dems are dead and in today's Dem party are extinct.