Tuesday, September 25, 2012

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Mike L.

Obama Peddles Comforting Lies at the UN, Reveals Delusional Thinking

Obama's speech to the UN is incoherent and contradictory. One cannot support the Muslim Brotherhood, which he calls supporting "democracy," while condemning al-Qaeda as the enemy because the latter derives from the former and shares its essential ideology.

In this way, Barack Obama is either lying to us or to himself or both.

Also, of course, he's not actually preventing Iran from gaining nuclear weapons as we know from the recent IAEA report which confirms that the Iranian nuke project is moving steadily ahead.


  1. I like what Bill Clinton had to say about this stuff:

    "Former President Bill Clinton, in an interview taped Monday yet aired today on CBS, countered outcry over the anti-Muhammad film by stressing that one can’t live in a “shame-based society.”

    “We weren’t disrespecting Islam by not squelching a film trailer that nobody in authority knew anything about, that 99 percent think was crude and disrespectful and awful; but that we have learned the hard way over more than 200 years that in order to preserve freedom and liberty, including the freedom of religion, you have to allow people to say and do things that you find abhorrent, and you can’t react every time you’re insulted,” Clinton said.

    “The point is, if you live in a shame-based society where you think nothing good’s going to happen, the temptation is to wait for somebody to say something you find offensive and then you can lash out against it.”

    Clinton acknowledged that “Americans don’t understand all Muslim countries as well as we should.”

    “But they need to understand us and themselves. You cannot live in a shame-based world. You won’t make it in the 21st century,” he said.

    “You’ve got to be able to say, if you believe in Islam that I believe in a God and a prophet strong enough to withstand the criticisms of petty, narrow-minded, mean-spirited people, I believe that the cultural crassness I abhor will, in the end, fall before the values that I exalt.”


    I don't always like Bill but on this he is sound.

    1. It makes me wonder if he's been reading Richard Landes.

    2. I know I have. Landes is superb.

    3. Y'know, Doodad, Clinton was the last Democratic president that I had any faith in.

      I despised GWB, tho, and voted for Obama in '08.

      But now I wonder if I will ever vote for a Democratic presidential nominee again?

      How can the Democrats possibly expect Jewish support when they gut Israel in the platform?

      Why do Jewish Democrats constantly put up with such slaps to the face?

      Why are Jewish Democrats so weak, I wonder?

  2. Here's the money quote from O's speech:

    "The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam."

    Does that sound even remotely like anything an actual American would say?

    1. Almost as good as "you didn't build that". Nicely done.

    2. Thanks. A job well done if I do say so myself.

    3. It is, in fact, a highly unusual thing for an American president to say and it does make me wonder about where all this new found fear of Jihadi violence is leading us.

      Can you imagine an American president saying something like:

      The future must not belong to those who ridicule the Lord Jesus Christ.

      I'm pretty sure that if GWB ever let those words pass his lips the very same people who praise Obama's speech would have burned Bush in effigy.

      The real question is the degree to which Sharia is beginning to effect our sensibilities on things like free speech?

      I do not know the answer, but I do not like what seems to be an emerging trend of intolerance toward criticism or ridicule or parody of one religion and only one religion.

    4. Actually if w said anything like your hypothetical quote, it would have widely and rightly been seen as a treasonous blow against our secular society. And yet in the present case we hear only an ominous silence.

      Much of the left has lost its way and taken on attitudes formerly found only on the "old right." That's what they get for hanging out with bad company. Hence the lack of popular outcry against Obama's obscene declaraion of Islamic supremacy.

  3. Reminds me of Jimmy Carter's less than stellar support of Rushdie

    "Rushdie's Book Is An Insult
    Jimmy Carter
    5 Mar 1989

    While Rushdie's First Amendment freedoms are important, we have tended to promote him and his book with little acknowledgment that it is a direct insult to those millions of Moslems whose sacred beliefs have been violated and are suffering in restrained silence the added embarrassment of the Ayatollah's irresponsibility.

    This is the kind of intercultural wound that is difficult to heal. Western leaders should make it clear that in protecting Rushdie's life and civil rights, there is no endorsement of an insult to the sacred beliefs of our Moslem friends."


    1. Every time someone orders a Bud Light next to me at the bar I'm insulted, especially considering how many awesome local brews we have these days. The thought to kill them, or pay someone to cut their head off, has never crossed my mind, though. And never will.

      So there's that.