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Obama Defends Libya Mission to ABC: ‘I Do a Lot of Praying’
The Blaze ^ | 30 Mar 2011 | Jonathon M. Seidl

Posted on 03/30/2011 10:50:16 AM PDT by mandaladon

What’s getting President Obama through these stressful, and trying, times? His prayer life.

In a new interview with Diane Sawyer, the president not only defends his actions in Libya, but he also takes time to reassure the country about his faith (something we’ve noted is on the rise lately), saying that it is a large part of his decision-making process (via Mediaite):

I do a lot of praying. Absolutely. Every night, right before I go to bed. You know, and I am praying that – I’m making the best possible decisions, and that I’ve got the strength to serve the American people well. And frankly as President of the United States, you know, your responsibilities extend beyond beyond our borders. And these decisions are difficult.

He also took time to defend his Libyan intervention:

I think that it is precisely because we organized an international coalition, we don’t have to shoulder this entire burden. I mean, the fact of the matter is it’s not going to be U.S. planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. It is a NATO operation . . . what I didn’t want was a situation in which everybody else was a free rider on our U.S. military. I wanted to make sure you guys say this is important to you, make sure that you are actually putting some skin in the game.

That is only partially true. As the AP pointed out yesterday, NATO is a US-led organization, so NATO taking over is an indirect way for the U.S. to remain in control.

You can watch the entire interview below. The NATO part comes at about 8:00, while the prayer comments come at 11:30:

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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government
KEYWORDS: lybia; obama
I think that it is precisely because we organized an international coalition, we don’t have to shoulder this entire burden. I mean, the fact of the matter is it’s not going to be U.S. planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. It is a NATO operation . . . what I didn’t want was a situation in which everybody else was a free rider on our U.S. military. I wanted to make sure you guys say this is important to you, make sure that you are actually putting some skin in the game....He's talking about the turd sandwich here.
1 posted on 03/30/2011 10:50:24 AM PDT by mandaladon
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To: mandaladon

It’s gotta be said, “To whom, Mr. President, to whom?”


2 posted on 03/30/2011 10:50:58 AM PDT by BelegStrongbow (St. Joseph, patron of fathers, pray for us!)
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To: mandaladon

“I do a lot of praying.”

To whom?


3 posted on 03/30/2011 10:51:34 AM PDT by Grunthor (The man or woman who doesn't forgive has forgotten the price that Christ paid for them on the Cross.)
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To: mandaladon
Obama:‘I Do a Lot of Praying’

Five times a day, facing Mecca?

4 posted on 03/30/2011 10:52:17 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (Going to Charlotte for the barbecue is like going to Minneapolis for the gumbo - John Reed)
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To: mandaladon

“I do a lot of praying. Absolutely. Every night, right before I go to bed.”

Yeah right. This from the guy who intentionally leaves out “...endowed by their creator...”


5 posted on 03/30/2011 10:52:33 AM PDT by Castigar
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To: mandaladon

Five times a day towards Mecca


6 posted on 03/30/2011 10:54:26 AM PDT by MissMack99 (Mitt Romney is a FRAUD, he RUINED Mass. Don't let him finish Obama's job.)
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To: Grunthor

Moloch

or Cthulhu


7 posted on 03/30/2011 10:55:35 AM PDT by Noumenon ("How do we know when the Government is like that guy with the van and the handcuffs?" --Henry Bowman)
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To: BelegStrongbow; Noumenon; Michael.SF.; Castigar

FALSANI:
Do you pray often?

OBAMA:
Uh, yeah, I guess I do.

It’s not formal, me getting on my knees. I think I have an ongoing conversation with God. I think throughout the day, I’m constantly asking myself questions about what I’m doing, why am I doing it.

http://blog.christianitytoday.com/ctpolitics/2008/11/obamas_fascinat.html


8 posted on 03/30/2011 10:57:08 AM PDT by BenLurkin (This post is not a statement of fact. It is merely a personal opinion -- or humor -- or both)
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To: mandaladon

The reporter misspelled “preying”.


9 posted on 03/30/2011 10:58:27 AM PDT by MrEdd (Heck? Geewhiz Cripes, thats the place where people who don't believe in Gosh think they aint going.)
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To: mandaladon

To whom...or what?


10 posted on 03/30/2011 10:59:45 AM PDT by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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To: mandaladon

‘I Do a Lot of Praying’

Yeah? To WHAT?


11 posted on 03/30/2011 11:00:49 AM PDT by WKUHilltopper (Fix bayonets!)
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To: mandaladon
‘I Do a Lot of Praying’

Are we sure he didn't misread "partying" off the teleprompter?

12 posted on 03/30/2011 11:04:23 AM PDT by kevkrom ("Winning The Future" = WTF = What The F*** / "Kinetic Military Action" = KMA = Kiss My A**)
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To: mandaladon
I do a lot of praying.

Somehow, I don't think this counts ...


13 posted on 03/30/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: mandaladon

Just a couple of questions: What kind of prayer rug does Barry have, and is there a call to prayer in the White House?

Fashionable Muslims want to know.


14 posted on 03/30/2011 11:04:54 AM PDT by pallis
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To: mandaladon

Even Bill Maher don’t believe him, and he believes everything else this bozo spits out.


15 posted on 03/30/2011 11:06:46 AM PDT by esoxmagnum
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To: mandaladon

16 posted on 03/30/2011 11:10:52 AM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: mandaladon
Yes he prays he prays to his father...
17 posted on 03/30/2011 11:12:07 AM PDT by PLD
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To: MissMack99
Five times a day towards Mecca

Maybe there's an app for his Blackberry that says when to do it and which way to face.
18 posted on 03/30/2011 11:17:18 AM PDT by BikerJoe
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To: mandaladon

He simply mis-pronounced the word “PLAYING”... as in GOLF.


19 posted on 03/30/2011 11:19:24 AM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: mandaladon

Whether or not Obama is a Christian is between he and God. However, I see no evidence that he is a Christian. He seems to be a lot more familiar with Islam than Christianity.

When speaking of Christianity, Obama frequently says “I am my brother’s keeper”. That is NOT biblical. It is what Cain said to God while trying to cover up the murder of his brother.

If that is the extent of Obama’s Christianity, then it seems pretty shallow.

Also, let us not forget that Obama spent 20 years in Rev. Wright’s despicable “church”. But at least, according to him,he wasn’t paying attention.


20 posted on 03/30/2011 11:31:48 AM PDT by Retired Greyhound
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To: mandaladon

I have much doubt as to whether or not the Obamaloon prays.

If he indeed prays, I have little doubt as to which god (small g intended) that he prays to...on his rug...pointed a certain way.


21 posted on 03/30/2011 11:34:43 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: mandaladon

‘I Do a Lot of Praying’
Facing Mecca? butt toward the west? time to come clean and be honest mr.President


22 posted on 03/30/2011 11:40:54 AM PDT by munin (Enki did it,)
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To: Michael.SF.
"Five times a day, facing Mecca?"

Answer:
"of course"

23 posted on 03/30/2011 11:44:46 AM PDT by Steve Van Doorn (*in my best Eric cartman voice* 'I love you guys')
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To: mandaladon
Obama Defends Libya Mission to ABC: ‘I Do a Lot of Praying’

... five times a day facing mecca.

24 posted on 03/30/2011 11:49:20 AM PDT by The Sons of Liberty (Psalm 109:8 Let his days be few and let another take his office. - Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin)
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To: mandaladon
isn'tthatspecial
25 posted on 03/30/2011 12:07:39 PM PDT by sheikdetailfeather ("Kick The Communists Out Of Your Govt. And Don't Accept Their Goodies"-Yuri Bezmenov-KGB Defector)
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To: mandaladon

So do we...we just pray you’re leaving soon, Obummer.


26 posted on 03/30/2011 12:10:27 PM PDT by Braak (The US Military, the real arms inspectors!)
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To: mandaladon

he may do a lot of prayin’ be he sure as hell ain’t no decider.


27 posted on 03/30/2011 1:08:12 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: mandaladon

he may do a lot of prayin’ but he sure as hell ain’t no decider.


28 posted on 03/30/2011 1:09:01 PM PDT by Oratam
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To: mandaladon

I’ll bet he does pray a lot .. 5 times a day .. on a small rug in a hidden office ... facing mecca


29 posted on 03/30/2011 1:10:49 PM PDT by Munz (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.)
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To: mandaladon

General Patton, a previous US leader who used his special relationship with God to help win a war, was rewarded by getting run over by a driverless truck. I guess it was an opportunity for a special trip to meet his Maker. The president better look out for trucks.


30 posted on 03/30/2011 1:46:30 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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