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”.