Obama’s UN speech is filled with theocratic rhetoric and historical inaccuracies:
Human Events notes:
Which gets us back to the big issue of the day, and the part of Obama’s U.N. speech that will dominate the headlines: “The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam.”
Obama went on to stipulate that “to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: ‘Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.’ Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.”
Yeah, right. Lets just see how you defend Christianity and Judaism in the Middle East. The only reason that you said this is because you had to cover your ass for a bunch of burned embassies and dead diplomats and even in this statement, you again adopted the “punish the entire class” option to avoid actually singling out the guilty party. Just call Obama the Great Equivocator, I guess:
Oh, I think that– you know– as president I bear responsibility for everything, to some degree…
The Washington Times notes the historical gaffe:
President Obama called on nations Tuesday to end the modern slavery of human trafficking and, in the process, got his U.S. Civil War history a bit garbled.
In making an impassioned plea for the international community to crack down on trafficking, Mr. Obama pointed out that his speech at the Clinton Global Initiative was taking place a few days after the 150th anniversary of President Lincoln issuing the Emancipation Proclamation in 1862.
“With the advance of Union forces, it brought a new day — that all persons held as slaves would thenceforth be forever free,” Mr. Obama said.
Actually, the Emancipation Proclamation freed slaves in 10 Southern states who were, at the time, mostly beyond the control of the federal government. And the document didn’t free an estimated 500,000 slaves in four slave-holding border states — Missouri, Kentucky, Maryland and Delaware — that were loyal to the Union. Slavery was ended in those states by various state and federal actions later on.
By the standards set by the US media for Mitt Romney, Obama should go ahead and book some tee times for early next year.
I just wanted to see how it felt to be a “journalist”.
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The Emancipation Proclamation had an impact far beyond its actual ability to free the slaves. It galvanized the anti-slavery movement the world round. Read Carl Sandburg’s biography, fascinating stuff.
However, it was, as you say, not an effective tool for freeing anyone, as it had some sausage-making aspects to its birth. One of the ares excepted was a congressional district near new Orleans, whose representative was being rewarded for not going with the rebels when the state left the Union.
I disagree with Sandburg’s assessment. America was still a minor player on the world stage in the 1860’s. William Wilberforce’s activism in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s had far more global implications than Lincoln’s proclamation.
Whether or not the Emancipation Proclamation had global impact is a debatable subject, the fact that Obama was still wrong on the history is not. Perhaps it is a composite history concocted to support his narrative, one must consider that possibility based on Obama’s own “history”, mustn’t one?
Must not have taught history at Columbia or Occidental.
Take a read Utah:
Does 1979 newspaper column shed light on 2008 campaign story?
I did not know that…in “Pops” Jarrett’s own words…hmmmm.
You just have to wonder why there are people who can dig up “dirt” on the Bush family (the George Prescott Bush helped the Nazi’s crowd), yet they can’t see what is in plain sight.
There sure are a lot of communist/Islamist threads tying all of this together, aren’t they?
You should make that article a post. You know what this means, don’t you? You and M. are both effeminate men (seein that you’re “journalists” and all.)
Baby, I can satisfy all women and many medium sized farm animals – I don’t think me and Augs qualify as journalists – Chippendale’s dancers, yes – but not journalists…those guys are eunuchs.
Ok, that was funny. 🙂
We will have to agree to disagree on this, but I do love your juxtaposing Obama’s fact-challenged bio with his grasp of history.
Yeah, I liked that, too…and it has the added benefit of being believable.
1862 vs. 1863
The Emancipation Proclamation is an executive order issued by United States President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, during the American Civil War using his war …