- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Ronald Reagan, John F. Kennedy and now President Obama commanded the national stage from Berlin to put their stamp on global relations.

Mr. Kennedy coined the “Ich bin ein Berliner” line (I am a Berliner), which was recounted by Mr. Obama Wednesday.

Mr. Reagan delivered one for the history books, challenging Mikhail Gorbachev to “tear down this wall.”

So who said it best? You decide.

Here is Mr. Reagan in 1987:

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Here is Mr. Kennedy in 1963:

Here is the president Wednesday:



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