For the last 6 years political pundits have been exasperated trying to define exactly what is President Obama’s foreign policy? Some of his critics say his foreign policy is based more on how he thinks the world should operate than on reality. “It was a world in which “the tide of war is receding” and the United States could, without much risk, radically reduce the size of its armed forces. Other leaders, in this vision, would behave rationally and in the interest of their people and the world. Invasions, brute force, great-power games and shifting alliances — these were things of the past.
Secretary of State John F. Kerry displayed this mindset on ABC’s “This Week” Sunday when he said, of Russia’s invasion of neighboring Ukraine, “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century.”
Obama has been accused of being gullible, indecisive or too slow to act, thus handing our adversaries an advantage. Ukraine notwithstanding, another example of this would be Syria. Remember how Obama drew a red line and then Bashar Assad crossed it and the WH did… nothing?
He was certainly taken by surprise and out easily maneuvered by Russia’s Putin when the Black Sea Port of Odessa was annexed away from the Ukraine. Despite assurances to the contrary, Russia continues to take territory away from the Ukraine by military force. Gee, apparently Putin didn’t get the memo that says this a 19th century act in the 21st century? Or maybe he doesn’t care because he knows Obama won’t do anything about it.
“In a far-reaching blueprint released Friday that outlines the administration’s worldview, the White House insisted the United States is leading the global effort to confront challenges in a deliberate manner described as “strategic patience.”
The National Security Strategy, required by U.S. law, is intended to set the direction for the administration and communicate American intent to lawmakers, the public, and the world. It is Obama’s second such strategy, and likely last, before he leaves office in early 2017. The President’s policy is all about “strategic patience” and it has been all along and you’ve been wrongly calling it lack of leadership, indecision or foreign policy through trial and error.
The crux of the problem is, Obama doesn’t seem to trust his closest advisors as reflected by the departure of four Secretaries of Defense. He tends to falls back on how he thinks the world ought to be rather than how it is. So, his policy decisions are made around disengagement rather that anything remotely involving a confrontation.
He opened his presidency with an apology tour and it appears he will close it with an appeasement tour.
Whatever you want to call our current foreign policy, one thing remains obvious, we haven’t had any measurable success – anywhere. Obama has not deterred Iran from it’s nuclear weapons program. He hasn’t dissuaded Putin from invading the Ukraine. He’s had not had any luck suppressing the Boko Haram in Niger, despite Michelle’s tweets and Obama’s police advisors. Boko Haram terrorists continues to wreak havoc at will. We’ve not contained ISIS; in fact ISIS has gained territory since Obama’s bombing campaign started. The half of Africa that is controlled by Muslims is drifting towards radicalism, unchecked by anything Obama has said or done. Several proxy wars are being fought in Iraq and Yemen, the latter’s government has just collapsed to Shiite forces tied to Iran. North Korea feels confident enough to hack into US companies and threaten them with acts of terrorism. Closer to home, we can’t even get Mexico’s cooperation to help stem the tide of illegal border crossings by their citizens. Its no wonder they don’t take us seriously on border security, because Obama keeps dangling a big entitlement carrot for the illegals.
To cap off these threats to American sovereignty and border security, Obama shows his naivety by downsizing our military. Obama thinks the days of large scale global conflicts are behind us, so we don’t need a strong military deterrence. According to Obama’s past practice we can deal effectively with any security problems via dialog, peer pressure and when necessary we can pull out the big guns….a sternly worded resolution. In the worst cases, there could be limited trade sanctions. He’s basically counting on NATO to fill the void created by our withdrawal from global leadership. This is how we stop nuclear proliferation in rogue states, this is how we constrain Russia’s Vladimir Putin or North Korea’s Kim Jong.
Obama’s foreign policy success seems to be measured by our willingness to work with out opposition through tactful dialog and compromise than ultimatums backed up by military force.
Obama believes his contrition for alleged wrongs will endear America to the world, showing us in a more favorable light as a loveable and humble nation and this will result of better cooperation.
Nothing exceptional to see here, we are just like everyone else, we’re just a big friendly fuzz ball of a nation. We’ve fundamentally changed - And that my friends was Obama’s stated goal from the first day he ran for office. Mission accomplished.
The President displays very little loyalty or appreciation for America and the West. He sees us as privileged and in need of being knocked down a peg or two. His policies reflect this grounding as he often appears to be working to empower those he sees as “oppressed” by the West’s “imperial” powers. He came to power to level the playing field. His world view demonstrates a narrow, prejudiced understanding of history and a childish need to exact revenge and facilitate reparations whenever and wherever he can. A man standing on such shaky ground is dangerous, destructive and unmovable. 2017 can’t come fast enough!
WHAT foreign policy???? There hasn’t been one ever since Obumble was elected.
Da prezis idea of strategy is to play more golf and hope it goes away . . . .
Obama has no idea of who Americans are that make up the majority of the US population, because he was raised by individuals who hated America and aimed to destroy it with words and deeds. His mentors, grandparents, pastor for over 20 years and fellow Chicago activist all condemned what America stood for and what it meant to want the American Dream.
The fact that theaters were filled to capacity by every type of political party members to see American Sniper would not fit into his “God damn America” religious teachings.
At the prayer breakfast he blamed Christians of today for killings that took place hundreds of years ago as another way of lecturing Americans that we are not any better than radical Muslim’s burning a man to death today.
The man is what he is and we were all told who he was before 2008 in his “Dreams FROM My Father” book, the Jerimiah Wright church he attended and his political career’s beginning in the living room of Bill Ayers.
Expecting him to be a proud American who wants America to be a better place for future generations is a waste of time. His goal is and always has been to distribute American’s wealth to other nations by not supporting it’s past greatness and future potential. Just look at what he’s done to our energy industry. He’s trying to take 12 million acres from Alaska to shut down ANWR.
Jim Clifton does an excellent job of explaining the unemployment lie Obama’s economy has hidden from us.
We lost about 13 million jobs during the last recession. Obama is bragging they’ve created 3 million new jobs. That still leaves 10 million who want a job without one.
Jim Clifton, “Gallup defines a good job as 30+ hours per week for an organization that provides a regular paycheck. Right now, the U.S. is delivering at a staggeringly low rate of 44%, which is the number of full-time jobs as a percent of the adult population, 18 years and older. We need that to be 50% and a bare minimum of 10 million new, good jobs to replenish America’s middle class.
I hear all the time that “unemployment is greatly reduced, but the people aren’t feeling it.” When the media, talking heads, the White House and Wall Street start reporting the truth — the percent of Americans in good jobs; jobs that are full time and real — then we will quit wondering why Americans aren’t “feeling” something that doesn’t remotely reflect the reality in their lives. And we will also quit wondering what hollowed out the middle class.”
The Big Lie: 5.6% Unemployment:
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“The more people that drop out the better the number gets.”
“The full-time jobs number is the worst its been in 30 years.”
“New business start-up is the lowest its been in 20 years or ever…it crossed over four years ago.” (More businesses closing than opening.)
Obama has led America and the world down the toilet and back to the outhouse.
“He opened his presidency with an apology tour and it appears he will close it with an appeasement tour.”
Oh, grow up.
“… a childish need to exact revenge and facilitate reparations whenever and wherever he can.”
Sounds more like a description of your foreign policy … panting after a “War on Islam” … and now on Pooty.
It’s looking like the O-man is the only thing standing off the Ukraine becoming “Proxy Playground No. 4” … and he’ll probably cave.
But you … you can’t hardly wait.
That is childish, and savagely so.
A lecture by someone who regularly says childish things on this blog, is funny Libs. But thanks for dropping by.
Savage children is an interesting concept. Sounds like the bullies on the left that are always involved in one activist cause or another.
Jack, there was no “apology tour,” as every fact-checker in America has pointed out.
Peggy: “At the prayer breakfast he blamed Christians of today for killings that took place hundreds of years ago”
He said no such thing. I am trying to refrain from accusing you of lying or failing at reading comprehension, but when you constantly misrepresent the words of others this way you make it very difficult.
Chris, for a guy who hunts for key words to build a case and parses his words so strategically, you sure want hold me to a much higher standard. The apology tour is what we called it. Maybe your side doesn’t recognize it because you want to be overly literal, but mine does call it that and I am writing for my side, not your left-wingers. There’s millions of people who know exactly what I’m talking about re the apology tour. Here is a sample of what we are talking about when we talk about Obamas apologies:
The following is a list of the 10 most significant apologies by the President of the United States in his first four months of office as they relate to foreign policy and national security issues.
1. Apology to France and Europe (“America Has Shown Arrogance”)
Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.
So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we’ve allowed our Alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there’s something more that has crept into our relationship. In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.
2. Apology to the Muslim World (“We Have Not Been Perfect”)
President Obama, interview with Al Arabiya, January 27, 2009.
My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect. But if you look at the track record, as you say, America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there’s no reason why we can’t restore that.
3. Apology to the Summit of the Americas (“At Times We Sought to Dictate Our Terms”)
President Obama, address to the Summit of the Americas opening ceremony, Hyatt Regency, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago, April 17, 2009.
All of us must now renew the common stake that we have in one another. I know that promises of partnership have gone unfulfilled in the past, and that trust has to be earned over time. While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms. But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations; there is simply engagement based on mutual respect and common interests and shared values. So I’m here to launch a new chapter of engagement that will be sustained throughout my administration.
The United States will be willing to acknowledge past errors where those errors have been made.
4. Apology at the G-20 Summit of World Leaders (“Some Restoration of America’s Standing in the World”)
News conference by President Obama, ExCel Center, London, United Kingdom, April 2, 2009.
I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world. And although, as you know, I always mistrust polls, international polls seem to indicate that you’re seeing people more hopeful about America’s leadership.
I just think in a world that is as complex as it is, that it is very important for us to be able to forge partnerships as opposed to simply dictating solutions. Just to try to crystallize the example, there’s been a lot of comparison here about Bretton Woods. “Oh, well, last time you saw the entire international architecture being remade.” Well, if there’s just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy, that’s an easier negotiation. But that’s not the world we live in, and it shouldn’t be the world that we live in.
5. Apology for the War on Terror (“We Went off Course”)
President Obama, speech at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2009.
Unfortunately, faced with an uncertain threat, our government made a series of hasty decisions. I believe that many of these decisions were motivated by a sincere desire to protect the American people. But I also believe that all too often our government made decisions based on fear rather than foresight; that all too often our government trimmed facts and evidence to fit ideological predispositions. Instead of strategically applying our power and our principles, too often we set those principles aside as luxuries that we could no longer afford. And during this season of fear, too many of us–Democrats and Republicans, politicians, journalists, and citizens–fell silent.
In other words, we went off course. And this is not my assessment alone. It was an assessment that was shared by the American people who nominated candidates for President from both major parties who, despite our many differences, called for a new approach–one that rejected torture and one that recognized the imperative of closing the prison at Guantanamo Bay.
6. Apology for Guantanamo in France (“Sacrificing Your Values”)
Speech by President Obama, Rhenus Sports Arena, Strasbourg, France, April 3, 2009.
Our two republics were founded in service of these ideals. In America, it is written into our founding documents as “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.” In France: “Liberté”–absolutely–“egalité, fraternité.” Our moral authority is derived from the fact that generations of our citizens have fought and bled to uphold these values in our nations and others. And that’s why we can never sacrifice them for expedience’s sake. That’s why I’ve ordered the closing of the detention center in Guantanamo Bay. That’s why I can stand here today and say without equivocation or exception that the United States of America does not and will not torture.
In dealing with terrorism, we can’t lose sight of our values and who we are. That’s why I closed Guantanamo. That’s why I made very clear that we will not engage in certain interrogation practices. I don’t believe that there is a contradiction between our security and our values. And when you start sacrificing your values, when you lose yourself, then over the long term that will make you less secure.
7. Apology before the Turkish Parliament (“Our Own Darker Periods in Our History”)
Speech by President Obama to the Turkish Parliament, Ankara, Turkey, April 6, 2009.
Every challenge that we face is more easily met if we tend to our own democratic foundation. This work is never over. That’s why, in the United States, we recently ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed. That’s why we prohibited–without exception or equivocation–the use of torture. All of us have to change. And sometimes change is hard.
Another issue that confronts all democracies as they move to the future is how we deal with the past. The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history. Facing the Washington Monument that I spoke of is a memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed those who were enslaved even after Washington led our Revolution. Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans.
Human endeavor is by its nature imperfect. History is often tragic, but unresolved, it can be a heavy weight. Each country must work through its past. And reckoning with the past can help us seize a better future.
8. Apology for U.S. Policy toward the Americas (“The United States Has Not Pursued and Sustained Engagement with Our Neighbors”)
Opinion editorial by President Obama: “Choosing a Better Future in the Americas,” April 16, 2009.
Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities, and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas. My Administration is committed to the promise of a new day. We will renew and sustain a broader partnership between the United States and the hemisphere on behalf of our common prosperity and our common security.
9. Apology for the Mistakes of the CIA (“Potentially We’ve Made Some Mistakes”)
Remarks by the President to CIA employees, CIA Headquarters, Langley, Virginia, April 20, 2009. The remarks followed the controversial decision to release Office of Legal Counsel memoranda detailing CIA enhanced interrogation techniques used against terrorist suspects.
So don’t be discouraged by what’s happened in the last few weeks. Don’t be discouraged that we have to acknowledge potentially we’ve made some mistakes. That’s how we learn. But the fact that we are willing to acknowledge them and then move forward, that is precisely why I am proud to be President of the United States, and that’s why you should be proud to be members of the CIA.
10. Apology for Guantanamo in Washington (“A Rallying Cry for Our Enemies”)
President Obama, speech at the National Archives, Washington, D.C., May 21, 2009.
There is also no question that Guantanamo set back the moral authority that is America’s strongest currency in the world. Instead of building a durable framework for the struggle against al Qaeda that drew upon our deeply held values and traditions, our government was defending positions that undermined the rule of law. In fact, part of the rationale for establishing Guantanamo in the first place was the misplaced notion that a prison there would be beyond the law–a proposition that the Supreme Court soundly rejected. Meanwhile, instead of serving as a tool to counter terrorism, Guantanamo became a symbol that helped al Qaeda recruit terrorists to its cause. Indeed, the existence of Guantanamo likely created more terrorists around the world than it ever detained.
So the record is clear: Rather than keeping us safer, the prison at Guantanamo has weakened American national security. It is a rallying cry for our enemies.
Jack: “Maybe your side doesn’t recognize it because you want to be overly literal, but mine does call it that and I am writing for my side, not your left-wingers.”
They’re not “my left-wingers.” They’re objective, independent fact checkers.
Obama did not apologize in any of your examples. He did admit that America has at times made mistakes. If that’s such a grave sin according to conservatives, then that reveals your own party’s moral failings, not Obama’s.
Amen Rev. Jackson, AMEN!
Bishop Jackson To Obama: ‘Frankly Sir, You Ought To Close Your Mouth’:
There has been strong reaction to President Barack Obama’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast on Thursday when he compared the murderous acts being committed by Islamic terrorist groups and centuries-ago Christian campaigns.
“And lest we get on our high horse and think this is unique to some other place, remember that during the Crusades and the Inquisition, people committed terrible deeds in the name of Christ. In our home country, slavery and Jim Crow all too often was justified in the name of Christ.”
The founder of StandAmerica, Bishop E. W. Jackson, told Elizabeth Hasselbeck on Friday morning’s Fox and Friends that he had a message for President Obama:
“I have a message for the president with all due respect to him and to the office: Mr. President, if you don’t want to give terrorists a recruitment’s tool, instead of closing Guantanamo Bay, frankly sir, you ought to close your mouth. Because you just gave them a gigantic propaganda tool. They called us ‘crusaders’ and you just confirmed it.”
The Bishop went on to slam President Obama for defending Islam over American Christians.
“Mr. President, we’re not on our ‘high horse.’ What we are is on high alert. And the American people would like for once, to know that you are willing to defend Christianity and defend America instead of defending Islam.”
The veteran Marine explained when and why the Crusades were conducted:
“I would remind the president that the Crusades began in 1096 as a response to Islamic aggression and the fact that they had conquered the Holy Land and they were oppressing Eastern Christians. And there was a response to that. So, if the president is even going to cite that as an example, then he ought to get his history complete.”
Bishop Jackson called out Obama for not using the words “Radical Islam.”
“This president does everything he possibly can to defend Islam and does almost nothing to defend the honor of this country. And yes, once again, he’s giving them exactly what they want. And you know, Elizabeth, they’re laughing at us because all they see it as, is a sign of weakness. And America needs to operate from strength.”
Jackson concluded his comments with a strong message to Christians:
“Pray for our president. I think he’s deeply misguided and confused. Pray for our country. We need leaders who will defend the integrity of our nation.”
Now, this is bad…!
It Looks Like Something Out of a Sci-Fi Movie. But It’s Really One of the Most Badass Weapons We’ve Got.:
Jack I think Chris defends the President because the two are very much alike.
Chris and his “fact checkers” apparently don’t recognize an apology unless it actually contains the words, “I’m sorry.”
Perhaps instead of calling it an apology tour we should have dubbed it the guilt tour.
Your list of examples clearly point to a man that believes America’s faults are somehow so glaringly horrid that someone (He) must step forward to accept a self imposed symbolic tongue lashing to clear the air. He was chosen, so he said, to play the great unifier, the one man capable to mend our past mistakes and heal the wounds caused by an insensitive brutish America. His semi-disguised pot shots at former administrations could only spew from someone lacking in real world experience and filled with unimaginable arrogance.
These quotes fell from Obama’s lips before his own record as leader was to unfold. His view of the work of former administrations is distorted, inaccurate, and deeply partisan. His criticisms are cheap shots one would expect from a street thug rather than a world leader.
In six years he has kissed up to our enemies, treated our allies with the deep disrespect, pandered to minorities at home and south of our borders using wealth transfer as the great elixir to fix all of the past wrongs of “privilege.” Obama said, “Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors.” By what possible measure does he make this unfortunate and irresponsible claim?
When he does manage to offer a few words of praise for America it is always followed by a “but.” This is not a man who appreciates or understands America. This is not a man that has proven to be a great leader or unifier. This is a man that has made countless mistakes and lacks the ability to see it much less apologize. I wonder does he secretly think the next president will have to make big speeches to apologize for the gargantuan failures of his presidency and in the name of America?
Peggy, quoting Western Journalism:
“The Bishop went on to slam President Obama for defending Islam over American Christians.”
My god. He did not such thing! How can you be so consistently dishonest?
Nevermind, I know why: because no one in your in-group ever calls you out for it. They’re all part of the LARP too.
“Bishop Jackson called out Obama for not using the words “Radical Islam.””
Did he also call out the Bush administration for making this change in the first place? No, of course not, because he’s an ignorant partisan.
Tina: “street thug”
Do you think any semi-intelligent person fails to notice this coded racism?
US taxpayer’s dollars at work in the Israel election.
“SHOCKING: Israeli voters will choose their next government and prime minister in several weeks. This election campaign, however, is getting unusual attention and some say outside interference from the US.
Who is Jeremy Bird? — A field director in both of Obama’s winning White House runs. And now he’s been hired to “bring along his successful U.S. campaign strategies to Israel” with one goal in mind — to call voters NOT to vote for Netanyahu.”
Peggy the cabal behind the current occupant of the WH thinks in terms of world-wide transformation. They are more aligned with radical Islamist’s than they are freedom loving people in the West. They share the same tyrannical foundation whether or not they agree on religious grounds.
Netanyahu is a strong leader and an incredible communicator. Therefore he is a threat and must be destroyed.
Chris: “My god. He did not such thing! How can you be so consistently dishonest?”
We get where you’re coming from Chris. If anyone doesn’t agree with you they are either racists, bigots and if they’re black they are “Uncle Toms.”
Rev. Jackson is not an admirer of Obama and the Democrat party which is why you and other progressive will attack and discount what he says.
His message below will put your knickers in a knot, I’m sure.
Bishop E.W. Jackson Message to Black Christians:
“A short message from Bishop E.W. Jackson to fellow black Christians about the evil being done by the Democrat party.”
Tina, the current occupant of the WH believes as Gruber does that we are all too stupid to understand what he’s doing. Thankfully, because of the internet his lies are being exposed and the reasons for what he says and does are reaching millions.
America was founded on Christian beliefs and for Obama to compare the Crusades from the middle ages, which was a response to the Islamic conquest, is outrages. He’ll infer Christians are terrorist, but won’t say the same of Islamic extremist. He calls Islam a religion of peace and love instead. It makes no sense, except for his actions are to promote the growth of one religion by degrading and vilifying the other to achieve a goal of equality of outcome. Take away from one to give to others. The progressive agenda reaching in to all aspects of our lives.
2016 can not come soon enough and for once I’m thankful he’s done so many EO, which can be undone with a phone and pen from the Republican oval office occupant.
More proof Americans are more informed than this administration gives them credit for.
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Peggy: ““The Bishop went on to slam President Obama for defending Islam over American Christians.”
Me: “My god. He did not such thing! How can you be so consistently dishonest?”
Peggy: “We get where you’re coming from Chris. If anyone doesn’t agree with you they are either racists, bigots and if they’re black they are “Uncle Toms.””
Interesting to see that you have made the choice to now argue completely in strawmen and non-sequiturs. What connection does your comment have to the portion of mine that you quoted? Absolutely none.
You posted a link claiming that Obama “defended Islam over American Christians” at the prayer breakfast. Nothing of that sort happened. You posted a lie. A divisive, dirty lie designed to pit Christians and Muslims against one another. And now you are saying that I am calling you a racist or bigot for “disagreeing” with you? Well, yes, I disagree with lying. You’re right about that. Once again you don’t seem to understand the difference between facts and opinions.
Your comments are especially ignorant because I have said here many times that I do not like the term “Uncle Tom” and that liberals who use it against black Republicans are often being subtly racist themselves.
“Rev. Jackson is not an admirer of Obama and the Democrat party which is why you and other progressive will attack and discount what he says.”
Wrong. I attacked and discounted what he said because what he said was a lie. Obama did not “defend Islam over American Christians.” Only someone whose bigotry severely impeded their reading comprehension could read the speech and come away with that interpretation. Obama condemned all religious violence and said that every faith tradition is in its purest form about love instead of hate. Some saw that as putting Islam above Christianity, because the most common mistake bigots make is confusing equality for others with oppression of themselves.
“Perhaps instead of calling it an apology tour we should have dubbed it the guilt tour.”
Really sticks in your craw, don’t it? Must be some guilt lurking there, somewhere … any psychologist would tell you.
I understand America should not shoot first and ask questions later when it comes to terrorists, bt this is not what its about is it?
President Obama failed in Libya, Syria, Iraq and many other places. He has been too soft or too uncommitted.
We need a plan that works thats all. Personally I dont think he is capable of doing that and he wont listen to those that are. We must wait until he is out of office. Is that strategic patience or what?
Chris: ” Obama condemned all religious violence and said that every faith tradition is in its purest form about love instead of hate. Some saw that as putting Islam above Christianity, because the most common mistake bigots make is confusing equality for others with oppression of themselves.”
Set aside the idiocy of this explanation and take a look at the “but” in this “all religions are about love” declaration. The most common mistake liberals make is they are totally unwilling to assign guilt where it’s due. The left seeks moral equivalence above all else. Moral equivalence is the foundation upon which their foreign policy stands.
Obama’s remarks are a feeble attempt to make Islam exactly the same as any other religion, including even radical Islam with it’s stoning, beheading, oppression and physical abuse of women and gays, and mass murder and terror as a means to world domination.
This is why the administration sucks up to Iran. Iran is not an evil sponsor of terror bent on obtaining nuclear weapons to wipe Israel off the map and bring the West to its knees.
Tina: “Set aside the idiocy of this explanation”
Huh? It’s the only rational interpretation of Obama’s statement.
The only “idiocy” is in the interpretation that Obama somehow “defended Obama over American Christians.” But I don’t see you criticizing Peggy for promoting this abject lie.
“Obama’s remarks are a feeble attempt to make Islam exactly the same as any other religion,”
You realize that this is a complete different argument than Peggy’s, which stated that Obama put Islam “over” Christianity.
“Iran is not an evil sponsor of terror bent on obtaining nuclear weapons to wipe Israel off the map and bring the West to its knees.”
Don’t you ever get tired of punching strawmen? Obama has acknowledged literally all of this at one time or another in various speeches.
Here is a speech that just about sums up the idiotic left and their naive Muslim-worshipping dhimmmitude:
Thank you all very much for your hospitality. We’ve just had a — wide-ranging discussions on the matter at hand. Like the good folks standing with me, the American people were appalled and outraged at last Tuesday’s attacks. And so were Muslims all across the world. Both Americans and Muslim friends and citizens, tax-paying citizens, and Muslims in nations were just appalled and could not believe what we saw on our TV screens.
These acts of violence against innocents violate the fundamental tenets of the Islamic faith. And it’s important for my fellow Americans to understand that.
The English translation is not as eloquent as the original Arabic, but let me quote from the Koran, itself: In the long run, evil in the extreme will be the end of those who do evil. For that they rejected the signs of Allah and held them up to ridicule.
The face of terror is not the true faith of Islam. That’s not what Islam is all about. Islam is peace. These terrorists don’t represent peace. They represent evil and war.
When we think of Islam we think of a faith that brings comfort to a billion people around the world. Billions of people find comfort and solace and peace. And that’s made brothers and sisters out of every race — out of every race.
America counts millions of Muslims amongst our citizens, and Muslims make an incredibly valuable contribution to our country. Muslims are doctors, lawyers, law professors, members of the military, entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, moms and dads. And they need to be treated with respect. In our anger and emotion, our fellow Americans must treat each other with respect.
Women who cover their heads in this country must feel comfortable going outside their homes. Moms who wear cover must be not intimidated in America. That’s not the America I know. That’s not the America I value.
I’ve been told that some fear to leave; some don’t want to go shopping for their families; some don’t want to go about their ordinary daily routines because, by wearing cover, they’re afraid they’ll be intimidated. That should not and that will not stand in America.
Those who feel like they can intimidate our fellow citizens to take out their anger don’t represent the best of America, they represent the worst of humankind, and they should be ashamed of that kind of behavior.
This is a great country. It’s a great country because we share the same values of respect and dignity and human worth. And it is my honor to be meeting with leaders who feel just the same way I do. They’re outraged, they’re sad. They love America just as much as I do.
I want to thank you all for giving me a chance to come by. And may God bless us all.
Can you believe the nerve of this guy? Claiming that Islam is peace and that Muslims are being “intimidated” by good God-fearing American Christians! Why, it’s almost as if he hates Americans more than he hates the terrorists!
What’s worse, is that this speech was made less than a week after the Twin Towers were hit by Islamofascist terrorists! Damn you, Obama, for going back in time and forcing your left-wing ideology on a true patriotic Christian American named George W. Bush!
Independent Journal Review, “10 Times Barack Obama Was Wrong Before Changing His Mind About ISIS”
Washington Post, “George W. Bush was right about Iraq pullout”
Foreign Policy, “Obama’s Dangerous Deal-Making With Iran”
Watch what Obama does; what he says is crap.
Tina: “Washington Post, “George W. Bush was right about Iraq pullout””
Would that be the Iraq pullout that occurred on the exact schedule signed by Bush, and which Obama tried to avoid?
And how much credit should Bush get for being right about not being able to pull out of a pointless war that his own massive intelligence failures led us into?
I understand that you are pathologically incapable of remembering these facts. That’s OK. I’ll always be here to remind you.
It’s funny defending GW Bush? There would be no ISIL without him. Saddam kept the terrorists at bay. What we have is a never ending war on terror.
The arms industry needs war.
Why not make Saudi Arabia take charge. They have the 3rd largest defense fund in the world. The more we bomb, the more we create terrorists anymore.
What is all this blame game? I see one sane young man here….why the arguing?
I guess war is fun?
Quote General Butler
The World War, rather our brief participation in it, has cost the United States some $52,000,000,000. Figure it out. That means $400 to every American man, woman, and child. And we haven’t paid the debt yet. We are paying it, our children will pay it, and our children’s children probably still will be paying the cost of that war.
The normal profits of a business concern in the United States are six, eight, ten, and sometimes twelve percent. But war-time profits — ah! that is another matter — twenty, sixty, one hundred, three hundred, and even eighteen hundred per cent — the sky is the limit. All that traffic will bear. Uncle Sam has the money. Let’s get it.
Of course, it isn’t put that crudely in war time. It is dressed into speeches about patriotism, love of country, and “we must all put our shoulders to the wheel,” but the profits jump and leap and skyrocket — and are safely pocketed.