Monday, November 9, 2009

November 9, 1989

“General Secretary Gorbachev, if you seek peace, if you seek prosperity for the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, if you seek liberalization: Come here to this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate! Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!” President Ronald W. Reagan

H/T: The Weekly Standard

The role of Pope John Paul II and Poland in historical perspective, via this event, here.

Benedict XVI's views regarding the Cold War in Europe, here.


christian soldier said...

and bho didn't have the courtesy to go...

Carlos Echevarria said...

Because he would have had to honor the fall of the ideology he adheres to and recognize the greatness of a real President, Ronald Reagan