President Obama said....
Those were the same hopes of another generation of Americans and Russians -- the generation that stood together as allies in the Second World War —- the Great Patriotic War in which the Russian people suffered and sacrificed so much. We recently marked the 65th anniversary of our shared victory in that war, including that historic moment when American and Soviet troops came together in friendship at the Elbe River in Germany.
A reporter who was there at that time, all those years ago, said: “If there is a fine, splendid world in the future, it will largely be because the United States and Russia get on well together. If it is in trouble, it will be because they don’t get on well. It’s as simple as that.”
Mr. President, the decades that followed saw many troubles -- too many troubles. But 65 years later, it’s still as simple as that. Our countries are more secure and the world is safer when the United States and Russia get on well together.
I am sure you believe the words you spoke. You probably do think that it is "as simple as that." I am sure you have been taught an of version of revised history at the tables of Frank Marshall Davis, Jeremiah Wright and Bill Ayers. They probably told you the stories of a Utopia, not reality.
It was not "As simple as that." Ask the people of Eastern Europe if it was "As simple as that."
I am sure the Poles, Estonians, Latvians, Lithuanians, Hungarians, Slavs, Croats, Bosnians, Romanians and Croats don't think it was "As simple as that."When the Soviet Union used its troops to invade Hungary in 1956 and Czechoslovakia in 1968, I am sure they did not think it was "As simple as that."To the millions killed, starved, imprisoned in the Soviet Union, I am sure it was not "As simple as that."Ask the victims of the Stasi, the KGB, and the other secret police forces of the Soviet Empire, if it was "As simple as that."I am sure that the people imprisoned in Norilsk, Vorkuta, and Magadan,did not think it was "As simple as that."I am sure that the people who were forced to stay behind the Berlin Wall did not think that it was "As simple as that."