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Where was Sarkozy on November 9, 1989?
He claims he was at the Berlin Wall, helping to knock it down. He even posted a picture of himself there on his Facebook page. But skeptics are saying he couldn't have been there at that time. It may be a case of political "false memory syndrome," like Reagan swearing he was present at the liberation of the Nazi concentration camps, even though he never was sent to Europe during the war. From the Daily Mail:

In 1989, Sarkozy was 34 and a top official in France's conservative RPR party.
As such, his movements were already being well-documented - a fact which appears to have escaped his memory.
Even without the council records, critics have attacked his story as dubious.
For a start his claim that he ‘decided to leave Paris’ on the morning of November 9th 1989 because he wanted ‘to take part in the event which was looming’ sounded unlikely.
Journalist Alain Aufray, of Liberation newspaper, said : ‘Nobody in Paris, not even in Berlin, could tell that the Wall was going to fall... ‘Radios and televisions in West Germany had began to describe what was happening at 8pm... It was not until 11pm that Berliners in the west began to gather infront of the border.’ By this time, Sarkozy says he was already attacking the Wall, along with Alain Juppe, another future convervative prime minister, and Fillon.
Categories: Politics
Posted by The Curator on Tue Nov 10, 2009
Comments (5)
Hmm, and he doesn't look to be "knocking it down" either. That looks suspiciously like a pen he's using.
Posted by Joel B1  in  Hobart, Tasmania  on  Tue Nov 10, 2009  at  11:30 PM
But Joel, if the pen is mightier than the sword, perhaps it is mightier than the hammer as well?
Posted by Accipiter  on  Wed Nov 11, 2009  at  05:55 AM
LOL Aw, c'mon, give the little guy a break.
Posted by KDP  in  Madill, OK  on  Wed Nov 11, 2009  at  09:30 AM
Hmmmm . . . why pick on Sarkozy or even Reagan, when Gerald Ford and Richard Nixon spent years denying they were in Dallas on a certain date in 1963 - whne there are records of them being there?
Posted by D F Stuckey  in  Auckland New Zealand  on  Sun Nov 15, 2009  at  07:47 PM
I don;t know where HE was but I was bron the Next day :3! haha love this site <3
Posted by :)  in  lala  on  Mon Jan 10, 2011  at  06:36 PM
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