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Barack Obama’s massive Middle East mea culpa
The Telegraph ^ | 6/4/2009 | Nile Gardiner

Posted on 06/04/2009 11:19:46 AM PDT by markomalley

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- Obama attacked the decision to go to war in Iraq - "a war of choice" - it "reminded America of the need to use diplomacy and build international consensus to resolve our problems whenever possible" etc, without even mentioning the fact Saddam Hussein was failing to comply with several Security Council resolutions. This was completely gratuitous, wrong and unnecessary. There are still over 100,000 American troops fighting in Iraq, and this kind of message will only serve to undermine morale. As President, Obama should have paid tribute to his own soldiers who are putting their lives on the line everyday in a war against Al-Qaeda-backed insurgents. The United States does not need to apologise for removing a brutal dictator from power and liberating over 20 million Muslims from tyranny.

-Obama did not address the scale of the Iranian threat, or Iran's support for terrorism, or UN sanctions against Iran. Obama made no mention of the fact Iran is arming, funding and training some of the terrorist groups in southern Iraq responsible for killing American and British troops.

- The president drew a hugely controversial parallel between Jewish suffering in the Holocaust with the current plight of the Palestinians.

- Obama used the word "occupation" to describe the Palestinian refugee camps, a term more commonly used by Israel-hating UN or EU officials when attacking Israel.

- Once again the president brought up the Guantanamo/torture issue in front of an international audience, part of a ritual exercise in self-loathing that has become a hallmark of the Obama administration.

- Obama did not once use the words "terrorist", "terrorism" or "Islamist". When you are waging a global war, you have to identify who you are fighting against - in this case the free world is fighting against...

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(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: apologytour; bho44; bhoegypt; bhovisit; islamicimperialism; islamicsupremacists; muslimworld; obama; obamaapologytour; waronterror
As is becoming normal, the foreign press is providing better analysis than our own MSM (or, as a Rushism, State Run Media)
1 posted on 06/04/2009 11:19:46 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley
Groveler in chief will save his tough talk for Israel.

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2 posted on 06/04/2009 11:21:02 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: markomalley

obozo’s (rahmbo) rope-a-dope


3 posted on 06/04/2009 11:21:14 AM PDT by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: markomalley

Yep. 2008 = the year the media died.


4 posted on 06/04/2009 11:22:31 AM PDT by ataDude (Its like 1933, mixed with the Carter 70s, plus the books 1984 and Animal Farm, all at the same time.)
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To: All
Headline?

Our street agitator president (SAP)
Obama Bonds With Arab Street

5 posted on 06/04/2009 11:26:21 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: markomalley

Take out Saddam or get another 9-11. Easy choice.


6 posted on 06/04/2009 11:27:52 AM PDT by Blue State Insurgent (She is our Joan of Arc and we are her Guardian Captains.)
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To: markomalley
I would normally respect the office of President if not the man.

This is disgusting...... Now I understand the Roman army policy of utterly removing all traces of an enemy. Removing all references in text, removing all buildings, salting the earth so nothing ever grows there.

This Presidents name is destined to become synonymous with the worst of American politics and on the level of dog poop.

7 posted on 06/04/2009 11:28:04 AM PDT by Ben Mugged (Unions are the storm troopers of socialism.)
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

It is said that he can oonly be separated from his Fraudi Arabian master with a crowbar..


8 posted on 06/04/2009 11:28:06 AM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: ataDude
RE: "2008 = the year the media died."

Rush is calling them the state controlled media.

(SCM) I supposed that's pronounced scam or scum

9 posted on 06/04/2009 11:29:05 AM PDT by WilliamofCarmichael (If modern America's Man on Horseback is out there, Get on the damn horse already!)
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To: markomalley

It was the usual Obama Marxist drivel, but that comment that any world order in which one nation is more important than another will fail, scares me. Big time. This cult-leader President of ours is DANGEROUS.


10 posted on 06/04/2009 11:29:12 AM PDT by July4
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To: sheik yerbouty

I noticed he called it the “holy” Koran. Has he ever referred to the Bible as “holy”? A book (or anything) is only “holy” to those who view it so.


11 posted on 06/04/2009 11:30:33 AM PDT by hulagirl (Mother Theresa was right)
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To: Ben Mugged
I would normally respect the office of President if not the man.

I believe that the Office of the President of the United States is vacant at the moment. He hasn't demonstrated that he is constitutionally qualified to serve in that office and until that happens, we have a pretender.

12 posted on 06/04/2009 11:31:40 AM PDT by April Lexington (Study the constitution so you know what they are taking away!)
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To: markomalley

When is a representative of Islam going to apologize for the rape, murder and conquest of Christians and their lands? When do we get Constantinople back?


13 posted on 06/04/2009 11:33:30 AM PDT by Defiant (Don't go gently into that dark night of fascism, America!)
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To: July4

What scares me is all the people in the US who will convert to islam because President Tut was one, and still is.

Should we expect more shootings like we did in Little Rock?


14 posted on 06/04/2009 11:35:10 AM PDT by VicVega (Just call him President Tut for short.)
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To: markomalley
Obama equated the Holocaust with the Palestinians' (1) "suffering at the hands of Israel." (2) I wanted to vomit.

(1) copyright 1964; all rights reserved

(2) used by the Arab savages as fodder for fake outrage

15 posted on 06/04/2009 11:36:43 AM PDT by pabianice
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To: VicVega

That was an isolated “senseless act of violence” that had no other context beyond that single incident.


16 posted on 06/04/2009 11:37:46 AM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: markomalley

And one more thing.

Is America more important than some other nations. Damn right. We and our allies saved Western Civilization — more than once. We’ve liberated the oppressed, fed the hungry, and been the Light on the Hill. The remains of our young warriors are spread around this globe, and they died to protect, not to conquer. Is the United States of America head and shoulders above the rest? I think so.


17 posted on 06/04/2009 11:38:43 AM PDT by July4
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To: markomalley

The world is turned upside down


18 posted on 06/04/2009 11:43:43 AM PDT by GeronL (http://libertyfic.proboards.com <----go there now,----> tyrannysentinel.blogspot.com)
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To: July4

I agree. What has the Middle East ever given the rest of the world. Oil is the only thing I can think of and we developed that for them.


19 posted on 06/04/2009 11:44:07 AM PDT by RC2
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To: Bon mots

Does anyone know how all Obama’s trips compare to the trips by other Presidents during their first 6 months in office? Seems like he is constantly going somewhere; and changing it to us. Not a good time for these budget busting trips, not to mention the dates to NY!


20 posted on 06/04/2009 11:45:16 AM PDT by tuckrdout (~ 'Daily example is the most subtle of poisons.' ~)
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To: markomalley
When is a representative of Islam going to apologize for the rape, murder and conquest of Christians and their lands? When do we get Constantinople back?

That is the objective. Obama wants to make sure that the war in Iraq is a complete failure. He will destroy morale as part of his plan to weaken the US military. Of course, this will send orgasms of surrender throughout the multicultural left. It doesn't matter what they are surrendering to, as long as it has nothing to do with the traditions of the West. Surrendering to Islam as good as surrendering to anything else. But when are the woman on the left going to start wearing burkas?

21 posted on 06/04/2009 11:45:24 AM PDT by stripes1776 ("That if gold rust, what shall iron do?" --Chaucer)
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To: markomalley

Obamination! (abomination)


22 posted on 06/04/2009 11:50:24 AM PDT by boatbums
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To: VicVega
What scares me is all the people in the US who will convert to islam because President Tut was one, and still is.

Kind of like accepting the mark of the beast.
23 posted on 06/04/2009 11:50:28 AM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: markomalley; marron; swarthyguy

I missed the speech...did he say he was going to lead Islam to modernity?

“Once again the president brought up the Guantanamo/torture issue in front of an international audience, part of a ritual exercise in self-loathing that has become a hallmark of the Obama administration.”

It’s a hallmark of American liberalism.


24 posted on 06/04/2009 11:51:06 AM PDT by Shermy ("The whole world has financed the United States, ...they have a reciprocal debt with the planet.")
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To: markomalley

Obama is...

A) A delusional megalomaniac absolutely convinced that he has been “chosen” to solve all of the world’s problems.

B) A radical America-hating Marxist intent on destroying the United States as we know it.

C) The biggest idiot to ever hold the office of President of the United States.

D) All of the above.


25 posted on 06/04/2009 11:56:55 AM PDT by Mark319 ("Whenever a president is gonna get us into serious trouble they always use Lincoln" From film "2010")
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To: Mark319

I can go with A and B. I think Brother Jimmuh still has him beat on C.


26 posted on 06/04/2009 11:57:50 AM PDT by markomalley (Extra Ecclesiam nulla salus)
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To: MrB

2 muslims arrested for having explosives in their car
4 newly converted muslims in NYC plot to blow up post offices, military planes...

LR incident with newly converted muslim.

Not really isolated is it? We can expect more to come.


27 posted on 06/04/2009 12:00:37 PM PDT by VicVega (Just call him President Tut for short.)
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To: VicVega

Oh, I was just giving the “official Obama” line on those issues...


28 posted on 06/04/2009 12:02:00 PM PDT by MrB (Go Galt now, save Bowman for later)
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To: boatbums

Yes, from the Obamunist himself.


29 posted on 06/04/2009 12:04:44 PM PDT by billygoatgruff
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To: hulagirl

It is holy only that it is suitable for use in many of the one person occupancy wooden mosques that are found in rural areas. They are easily recognized by the crescents on them. Probably, they are Shi’ite..”Please don’t squeeze the Charmin’!”


30 posted on 06/04/2009 12:05:30 PM PDT by sheik yerbouty ( Make America and the world a jihad free zone!)
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To: markomalley

The Telegraph is becoming one of my favorite media sources.


31 posted on 06/04/2009 12:08:56 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: MrB

LOL. I misread the response.


32 posted on 06/04/2009 12:10:23 PM PDT by VicVega (Just call him President Tut for short.)
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To: markomalley
Broken clock effect - we have to get out of this tar pit and let them burn according to their desires.

It is also important get out in order to give these morons a chance nuke each other before their nukes are advanced enough to cause a nuclear winter.

33 posted on 06/04/2009 12:15:31 PM PDT by alex
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To: markomalley

No one in the MSM will dissect this speech in Cairo. 1. He is fullout using the Muslim roots as a prop . Jake Tapper now has proved that just yesterday. 2. He still has not mentioned the Black Muslim who murdered the Army recruiter. 3. He never mentions the fact that over the last 20 years the USA has aided Somalia, Afghans, Iraq, Kuwait, Georgia and Indonesia plus aiding natural disasters. 4. He invites Sunni terrorists from Egypt to his speech. 5. He disses Israel with moral equivalence to the Holocaust and the Pals. 6. He lies or has historical idiocy when he says Muslims have contributed many things that he mentioned that were NOT historically true. 7. He panders to tyrants like Hamas, Hez et cet. He thinks the Pals are are just fine. 8. He never mentions the fact that Islamofascists hate females and do not give them rights. 9. Lies that the USA is one of the largest Muslim nations in the world.10. Never asks the Muslim world to change their ways which might modernize them.


34 posted on 06/04/2009 12:43:23 PM PDT by phillyfanatic ( iT)
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To: markomalley

This is right on target. Excellent observations/points.


35 posted on 06/04/2009 12:59:37 PM PDT by mtntop3
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To: WilliamofCarmichael

“Rush is calling them the state controlled media.

(SCM) I supposed that’s pronounced scam or scum”

skim works, too. I am sure they are both 1) paid and have 2) skin in the game in more ways than 1


36 posted on 06/04/2009 1:07:32 PM PDT by combat_boots (The 5 Stages of Collapse: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/47157)
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To: VicVega

“President Tut”

Wait, wait. Now it’s Tut’s TOTUS?


37 posted on 06/04/2009 1:08:46 PM PDT by combat_boots (The 5 Stages of Collapse: http://www.energybulletin.net/node/47157)
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To: VicVega

Also:

March 20, 2009 = Chicago: Muslim arrested for threatening Jewish school

July 2, 2007 = Florida Muslim arrested after shouting “Allahu akbar” and “I am going to blow this place up”

Plus 100’s more....


38 posted on 06/04/2009 1:14:25 PM PDT by VRWCTexan (History has a long memory - but still repeats itself)
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To: Ben Mugged

I think W will go down as the last President of the United States


39 posted on 06/04/2009 4:52:34 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: VicVega
Should we expect more shootings like we did in Little Rock?

What happens when we start shooting Back ?not advocating anything, for discussion only

40 posted on 06/04/2009 5:57:59 PM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

“What happens when we start shooting Back ?not advocating anything, for discussion only”

We will all be locked up before that happens. Pre-crime applies only to “right wingers.

We have less rights than muslims, drug gangs, etc.


41 posted on 06/04/2009 6:37:02 PM PDT by VicVega (Just call him President Tut for short.)
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To: RC2

It’s given us some fine horses. Those and oil are about the only good things.


42 posted on 06/04/2009 10:40:32 PM PDT by coydog (Proud to have slept through the Obama coronation!)
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To: markomalley

0’s disdain for US citizens and this country couldn’t be more obvious when he calls reaction to attack on US soil on 911 an overreaction. In his mind, we should have welcomed sharia to stop any further attacks. Let’s see if that will be his solution when it happens on his watch.


43 posted on 06/05/2009 12:40:59 AM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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