It’s the same kind of humiliation that takes place every day in many parts of the world -– the relentless tyranny of governments that deny their citizens dignity.
—Barack Obama, May 19, 2011
“All that glisters is not gold,” said the Bard of Avon, and the shiny words of Barack Obama’s latest Muslim outreach initiative prove the point. Hidden within the profusion of today’s oratorical fool’s gold offered up by our Pyrite President is this, as pointed out by Frank Gaffney:
The United States is now prepared to do business with the Muslim Brotherhood.
[…] that was surely the practical effect of his effusively depicting the so-called “Arab Spring” as a welcome expression of democratic sentiment throughout the region. By so doing, he studiously ignored the reality on the ground in virtually every country in the Middle East and North Africa now undergoing political turmoil: Islamists associated with or akin to the totalitarian, salafist Muslim Brotherhood are poised to be the principal beneficiaries of any balloting that ultimately occurs in Egypt and Tunisia – and, perhaps in due course in, Syria, Yemen, Tunisia, Libya, Bahrain and beyond.
[…] The President’s ongoing efforts to align the United States with Muslims, irrespective of whether they seek to impose shariah or otherwise seek our destruction, is a prescription for furthering what has emerged as the Obama Doctrine: Emboldening our enemies, undermining our friends and diminishing our country.
And what would an Obama speech be without a healthy helping of old fashioned Democrat hypocrisy?
We will support open access to the Internet, and the right of journalists to be heard -– whether it’s a big news organization or a lone blogger. In the 21st century, information is power, the truth cannot be hidden, and the legitimacy of governments will ultimately depend on active and informed citizens.
it has the right to limit the access of the Boston Herald to the press pool covering President Obama’s trip to the city because it regards its reporting as unfair.
I can tell you, I’ve covered the White House for many years and I’ve never heard of a publication being excluded from pool duty owing to its politics.
This all comes on the heels of a report the White House banned a San Francisco Chronicle reporter from the press pool for using a camera to record a protest at one of his fundraisers.
Obama’s latest and perhaps biggest fourberie, however, is this:
He declared that the United States would give up to a billion dollars in debt relief to Egypt and economic, trade and technical aid to the Egyptians and Tunisians. Other nations stand to get similar treatment if only they replace their present autocrats with new ones – provided the latter are prepared to come to power via elections.
With such a policy, the United States stands to compound the mistake now being made in Libya – where al Qaeda operatives, former Guantanamo Bay detainees and other Islamists are already being given “non-lethal” and “humanitarian assistance” and U.S. political support. Without knowing precisely who are likely to be the beneficiaries of such assistance, we run the very considerable risk that we will effectively be arming, as well as legitimating, our enemies.
Further evidence that Obama’s Muslim outreach bodes ill for American interests is that the mincing RINO Lindsey ‘Grahamnesty’ supports it:
“I am willing to take American dollars at a time when we’re flat broke, go back home and suffer the consequences of sending aid to Egypt at a time when South Carolina has 10 percent unemployment because I believe the Egyptian revolution is about a new way of doing business that’s better for us.”
But the dollars are neither Graham’s to steal nor Obama’s to redistribute, are they? The unbridled arrogance of these political spendthrifts boggles the imagination. Then there’s the little matter of the president’s call for Israel’s return to its pre-Six Day War borders, a repudiation of previous bi-partisan American commitments.
Mr. Obama’s new position does not appear to rule out Israel’s retaining settlements. But it suggests that the United States would back the Palestinian position that a solution should be close to the 1967 lines and that any retained land would be compensated with other land, which is one reason Mr. Netanyahu’s government firmly opposes the change in position. Dore Gold, a former Israeli ambassador to the United Nations and a confidant of Mr. Netanyahu’s, lamented by telephone that Mr. Obama’s speech was “a radical shift in United States policy towards Israel.” (Netanyahu Responds Icily to Obama Remarks)
Seems like every day there’s more and more folks using the word “radical” in combination with the name of “Obama”.