25 September 2009

Barack Obama's Vapid UN Speech

It's amazing to hear the George Stephanopouloses . . .eses of the world still prattle on about the wisdom of Barack Obama as he dazzled at the UN. Of course, if you didn't hear Obama's vapid speech for yourself and want a clearer perspective, then I suggest you try the foreign press.

The United Kingdom's top circulating journal, The Telegraph, posed the only question a sane observer could have asked after listening to the speech: Barack at the UN: Was this Obama’s most naïve speech ever? According to journalist Nile Gardiner

It’s always a bad sign when a US president gets several rounds of heavy applause at the UN General Assembly, as Barack Obama did this morning in New York. Needless to say, the loudest cheers from the gathering of world leaders came when he condemned the actions of a close US ally, Israel, in continuing to build settlements in the West Bank. You can always rely on attacks on the Israelis to generate the biggest roars of approval at any meeting of the United Nations, and Obama dutifully obliged.
But Israel wasn't the only nation Obama attacked in his speech. I mean, no Obama speech to foreign dignitaries is complete without an attack on the good ol' U.S. of A. Of course, the president never impugns himself with these attacks. No, the Obama way is to talk about how horrible America was BEFORE he took control and led us through the darkness with his vision of light. Take this ember from the speech:
So for those who question the character and cause of my nation, I ask you to look at the concrete actions that we have taken in just nine months. On my first day in office, I prohibited - without exception or equivocation - the use of torture by the United States of America. I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed, and we are doing the hard work of forging a framework to combat extremism within the rule of law.
All to the delight of those who hate us. Never mind that Obama's words were vapid utterances, he bathed in adoration.

But we owe it to ourselves to look at the facts. When Obama railed against "torture" he was, of course, talking about waterboarding. And how many terrorists were actually waterboarded by the pre-obama evil America? 3. That's right, only 3 all of whom where high level al Qaeda operatives, including 9/11 mastermind Khalid Shaikh Mohammed who couldn't tell us enough about his twisted organization by the time the intelligence officers were done. (and I've always found it amusing that some of those who think this butcher should be executed are so upset that the CIA got him wet). But what's more interesting is this actually happened 6 years ago, not "9 months" as Obama implies. Obama didn't stop waterboarding, Bush did.

Then Obama threw out the applause line of closing Guantanamo Bay, but what does that mean? Is he going to free all of those prisoners? Of course not, he's going to move them to facilities within the U.S. where they are sure to be treated worse than the were at Gitmo.

So once again Obama took cheap shots at his own country to elevate his self image. To bad Joe Wilson wasn't there.

And while Obama continued to take this naive approach to foreign relations, Iran continued to ignore UN regulations with the discovery of an secret nuclear facility that could only have been built to create weapons grade uranium.


  1. Nikki said...

    This was great to read because I couldn't stomach reading the actual speech. I can't believe he stroked his own ego...(ego was the nice word and least naughty I could think of but it isn't hardly harsh enough for this douche bag), shockingly to him anyway, he was upstaged by Michael Jacksons twin, from Libya. Total Tool. Oh yea and so is Qaddafi.

  2. Z said...

    LOVED what you did to ol' George S's name (like I'M going to try to spell it NOW?!)...I'm still giggling (and I just had a pretty bad car accident 4 hours ago, so I THANK YOU for the laugh!..I'm okay, just a little neck pain...no worries!)

    Anyway...I'm with Nikki...SO good to read your astonishingly honest and TRUE take on the ..#(&@($# ...I mean SPEECH!! :-)

    "MY NATION"? This man can say MY NATION ? Ya, like "MY SMALLPOX", huh?

  3. Unknown said...

    Obama is doing a great Job to his country.
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  4. Khaki Elephant said...

    I'm glad you're OK, Z!

  5. Khaki Elephant said...

    Nikki, we shouldn't use harsh words for the president. We should use the same level of respect that the left showed and continues to show for George W. Bus.