The prospect of radical Islamists controlling North Africa and the entire Middle East should alarm any rational Western strategist. But it doesn’t faze the President of the United States. And why should it? After all, he’s the one who made it all possible.
[…] Asked during a briefing about the election and the possibility of Islamists winning, White House press secretary Jay Carney replied, “The fact of the matter is, the democratic process is what’s important.”
…At the State Department, spokesman Mark Toner adopted a similar stance.
“We’ve been very clear about how we view the Muslim Brotherhood, which is that if they’re committed to the democratic process, we welcome them as a part of the political process,” he said. (WH: ‘Democratic Process’ More Important Than Islamists Winning in Arab Nations)
Using that idiotic criteria, Barack Obama would have forwarded a congratulatory telegram to Adolf Hitler in 1932. The man is either hopelessly naive and dangerously incompetent or he is a willing ally of the blood enemies of the United States. My chips are on the latter, but then I’m familiar with Obama’s dubious friends—from homies like former Weatherman terrorist Billy Ayers, who hosted a fundraiser for the then unknown community organizer at his Chicago home in 1995, to his long-time pastor Jeremiah “Goddamn America” Wright. As reformed radical David Horowitz (Front Page Magazine) says,
[…] it didn’t take me two seconds to understand that a man who sat in the church of Jeremiah Wright — and it’s more than that; this was his confidant for 20 years — and who was friends with Billy Ayers, was a communist. I use that term with a small C … they saw the world the way we saw it, the way my parents saw it — that America is ruled by evil corporations, America’s the dominant corporate power in the world. And the solution is a socialist transformation.
The enemy of my enemy is my friend, and Obama’s foes have always been capitalists and Constitutionalists. And, of course, he was raised as a Muslim:
[…] On Dec. 22  at the Smoky Row Coffee Shop in Oskaloosa, Iowa, the locals asked Obama about his Muslim roots. He said: “My father was from Kenya. A lot of people in his village were Muslim. He didn’t practice Islam. Truth is, he wasn’t very religious.” That was a lie. Obama’s father and stepfather were devout Islamics. Both faithfully practiced their religion. His stepfather, who had a much greater impact on Obama’s upbringing, was a radical Wahabbi Muslim. “My mother was a Christian from Kansas.” That was also a lie. Obama’s mother, his material grandmother and grandfather were all atheists. “They married and then divorced. I was raised by my mother. So, I’ve always been a Christian. The only connection I’ve had to Islam is that my grandfather on my father’s side came from that country. But I’ve never practiced Islam…For a while I lived in Indonesia because my mother was teaching there. And that’s a Muslim country. And I went to school—but I didn’t practice Islam.” Another lie. Obama’s mother married Lolo Soetoro, a Wahabbi extremist who lived in Indonesia. When Obama’s mother moved to Indonesia—before she married her second Muslim husband—she enrolled her son in Francis Assisis Catholic School. He was enrolled as a Muslim because he was a Muslim. The enrollment form required each student to choose one of five state-sanctioned religions when enrolling: Buddhist, Catholic, Hindu, Muslim, or Protestant. Had he been a lifelong Christian, or even a recent convert, he—or his mother—would have circled Protestant.
When confronted with this information, Obama said he couldn’t understand how such an error could have happened. Los Angeles Times reporter Paul Watson, who dug into Obama’s allegation of error, said “…his former Roman Catholic and Muslim teachers, along with two people who were identified by Obama’s grade school teacher as childhood friends, says Obama was registered by his family as a Muslim at both schools he attended. The registration meant that during the third and fourth grades, Obama learned about Islam for two hours each week in religion classes. The childhood friends say Obama sometimes went to Friday prayers at the local mosque.” (Something else Obama claims he never did.)
Obama’s associations and his ideology are topics that should have been explored in depth by our national media long ago, were they not serving as a collective adjunct to his campaign. Now, with another presidential election looming, it is imperative that someone—candidate or correspondent—demand answers. Thus far, only Mr. Gingrich has touched on the opague Presidential background:
“Obama believes in a Saul Alinsky radicalism which the press corps was never willing to look at. When he said he was a community organizer, it wasn’t Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts. It was radicalism taught on the south side of Chicago by Saul Alinsky.”
Obama’s past is as cloudy as a glass of cheap absinthe. It’s time to pour a clarifier into the cup.