Skip to comments.Obama Defends Libya Mission to ABC: ‘I Do a Lot of Praying’
Posted on 03/30/2011 10:50:16 AM PDT by mandaladon
Whats 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 weve 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 Im making the best possible decisions, and that Ive 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 dont have to shoulder this entire burden. I mean, the fact of the matter is its not going to be U.S. planes that are maintaining the no-fly zone. It is a NATO operation . . . what I didnt 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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It’s gotta be said, “To whom, Mr. President, to whom?”
“I do a lot of praying.”
Five times a day, facing Mecca?
“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...”
Five times a day towards Mecca
Do you pray often?
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.
The reporter misspelled “preying”.
To whom...or what?
I Do a Lot of Praying
Yeah? To WHAT?
Are we sure he didn't misread "partying" off the teleprompter?
Somehow, I don't think this counts ...
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.
Even Bill Maher don’t believe him, and he believes everything else this bozo spits out.
He simply mis-pronounced the word “PLAYING”... as in GOLF.
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.
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.
I Do a Lot of Praying
Facing Mecca? butt toward the west? time to come clean and be honest mr.President
... five times a day facing mecca.
So do we...we just pray you’re leaving soon, Obummer.
he may do a lot of prayin’ be he sure as hell ain’t no decider.
he may do a lot of prayin’ but he sure as hell ain’t no decider.
I’ll bet he does pray a lot .. 5 times a day .. on a small rug in a hidden office ... facing mecca
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.