UPDATE: Erick at Red State,has this take on the Spender-in-Chief’s speech in Cairo. It appears that I’m not the only one who thinks this speech is an open door to attack the United States.
In his much ballyhooed speech in Egypt, BHO laid the frame for what? International peace? Nope. Rapprochement with Muslims? Yes and no. What he mainly accomplished was a rhetorical message of, “Come attack us again, you can take the farm.” Don’t believe me? Hear now, the Obamessiah:
In a gesture to the Islamic world, Obama conceded at the beginning of his remarks that tension "has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations."
"And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear," said the president, who recalled hearing prayer calls of "azaan" at dawn and dusk while living in Indonesia as a boy.
Colonialism? That smacks of communist propaganda does it not? Suddenly BHO is a Cold War veteran speaking with authority on the issue? Please. His responsibility to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam? Oh, here’s the truth, our President is an apologist for Islam.There is every indication that Obama will give the farm away to appease the radical elements of Islam. Oh, but he flip flops even within his own speech:
At the same time, he said the same principle must apply in reverse. "Just as Muslims do not fit a crude stereotype, America is not the crude stereotype of a self-interested empire."
Like many on the extreme left, the President does not even have the courage to stand on his convictions. This speech will only embolden those radical elements of Hamas, Al Qaeda and others who would strike at the very heart of the United States. I’m embarrassed to say this, but this guy is an amateur.