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Europe 1963. Left - At the Berlin Wall, the President looks across at a guard from communist East Germany. Mid - In Berlin, the President speaks to the enormous crowd of Germans, telling them, "All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words 'Ich bin ein Berliner.' (I am a Berliner)." From Germany, the President travels to Ireland for a three-day visit. Right - A group of Irish women thrilled to greet the Irish-American President.
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Following his address before the American Society of Newspapers President Kennedy assumed responsibily for the Bay of Pigs Invasion at the next day by saying: "There's an old saying that victory has a hundred fathers and defeat is an orphan.... I'm the responsible officer of the Government." (Source: State Department press conference 21 April 1961, following the Bay of Pigs Invasion. Schlesinger, Arthur M. Jr. 1965, 2002. A Thousand Days: John F. Kennedy in the White House . Houghton Mifflin ISBN 1-57912-449-6 ISBN 978-1-57912-449-6 , p. 262.)