I'm surprised nobody has mentioned that our President turned down an invitation to attend the celebration of this historic event. After the trip to Copenhagen for the Olympic bid, this event is not important enough to fit into his schedule?
The NY Times today did an article on what the meaning has been for taking down the Berlin wall. I can't say I agree with the negativisim expressed there.
It was an event of substantial historic significance, in which the US played an important role. I would have expected our President to attend.