7.12.2009

President Obama tours Ghana's Cape Coast Castle: "It reminds us of the capacity of human beings to commit great evil.

On July 11, President Barack Obama visited Ghana's Cape Coast Castle, which he said reminded him of the former concentration camp he toured in Germany in June.

"It is reminiscent of the trip I took to Buchenwald," he said, "because it reminds us of the capacity of human beings to commit great evil. Sometimes we can tolerate great evil even as we think we're doing good."

"As painful as it is it helps to teach all of us that we have to do what we can to fight against the kinds of evils that sadly still exist in our world, not just on this continent but in every corner of the globe", said the President.

He also pledged $63 billion to fight HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and polio on the African continent.