For readers without intimate knowledge of Berlin’s monuments: The Siegessäule was erected to celebrate Prussian victories over Denmark (take that, Anders Fogh!), Austria and France. A certain Herr Hitler had the monument moved to its present place and after World War II, the French wanted to blow up the whole thing but had to settle with the removal of some of the reliefs from the base of the column. The were put back during the 1980s.
Or maybe somebody among Obama’s campaign staff has hit the jackpot: Now the Republicans can’t accuse Obama of being pro-French.