Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Obama Road Trip: Scenes from the Middle East

Check out this Flickr slideshow from Jordan.

Jordan's King Abdullah personally drove Sen. Obama to the airport in his Mercedes with Barack riding shotgun.

From Jordan, Barack and his entourage flew to Jerusalem where he visited the Yad Vashem Museum. Obama staffer Arun Chaudhary relayed the note left by the senator in the museum's guestbook:

I am grateful to Yad Vashem and all of those responsible for this remarkable institution.

At a time of great peril and promise, war and strife, we are blessed to have such a powerful reminder of man’s potential for great evil, but also our capacity to rise from tragedy and remake our world. Let our children come here, and know this history, so they can add their voices to proclaim “never again”. And may we remember those who perished, not only as victims but also as individuals who hoped and loved and dreamed like us, and who have become symbols of the human spirit.

Here's a video of Barack's remarks after the tour of the museum.

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