Skip to comments.Barack Obama and John McCain on 9/11: Statements then and now
Posted on 09/10/2011 4:51:16 AM PDT by markomalley
"Even as I hope for some measure of peace and comfort to the bereaved families, I must also hope that we as a nation draw some measure of wisdom from this tragedy. Certain immediate lessons are clear, and we must act upon those lessons decisively. We need to step up security at our airports. We must reexamine the effectiveness of our intelligence networks. And we must be resolute in identifying the perpetrators of these heinous acts and dismantling their organizations of destruction.
"We must also engage, however, in the more difficult task of understanding the sources of such madness. The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity. It may find expression in a particular brand of violence, and may be channeled by particular demagogues or fanatics. Most often, though, it grows out of a climate of poverty and ignorance, helplessness and despair.
"We will have to make sure, despite our rage, that any U.S. military action takes into account the lives of innocent civilians abroad. We will have to be unwavering in opposing bigotry or discrimination directed against neighbors and friends of Middle Eastern descent. Finally, we will have to devote far more attention to the monumental task of raising the hopes and prospects of embittered children across the globe-children not just in the Middle East, but also in Africa, Asia, Latin America, Eastern Europe and within our own shores."
(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.telegraph.co.uk ...
So the scum blamed America first all the way back in 2001. Not much has changed, has it?
He sure did, and it’s not surprising
Just like his a-hole buddy Duval Patrick--"Blah blah blah, filler filler filler, now to my real point--it's OUR fault for not UNDERSTANDING what WE have done wrong."
It's interesting to read his thoughts on 9/11, though--which mosque was he in when he heard the news?
The essence of this tragedy, it seems to me, derives from a fundamental absence of empathy on the part of the attackers: an inability to imagine, or connect with, the humanity and suffering of others. Such a failure of empathy, such numbness to the pain of a child or the desperation of a parent, is not innate; nor, history tells us, is it unique to a particular culture, religion, or ethnicity.This is the foreshadowing of his claim that the United States is no longer a Christian nation -- see, the failure of empathy is not unique to a particular religion or ethnicity.
I’m reminded of another B. Hussein Obama quote: “He’s a jackass.”
We all know he was in Rev Wright's "church" who was celebrating the attacks by telling his congregation that "America's chickens......have come home to roost!"
on 9/12 we knew better than to elect a half Muslim symathizer to the WH.
He listened to Reverend Wright for years...and the vitriol spewing from the church of hate moments after 9/11. No one could ever convince me that he ascribes to another view. Ever. He and Wright and Michelle are ALL from the same cloth.
Mark Halperin was right.
It still sickens me that America was naive enough to elect this idiot.
Voting for or allowing unions to prosper that will fund the re-election of Barack Hussein Obama is like sending thank you cards to all the Moslems around the planet for the events of 9/11.
Never forget, always remind a friend.
With the anniversary of 9/11, the party’s media is running all kind of stories of who was doing what on that day.
Radio interviews also. GW Bush, Richard Cheney, Mayor Gulianni and on and on. NO one in the media has even asked mumbasa boy what he was doing on that day. The media would normally prop up their favorite muslim, but the are really avoiding that story.
"Americas chickens... are coming home... to ROOST!"
I don't care to hear anyone’s ‘prepared remarks’ anymore. I want to hear their conversational off-the-cuff comments and answers to real-time questions.
The 911 Atrocities have meant nothing to the impostor
except to make certain a mosque is erected over the dead.
Who taught you to be so cold and disconnected?
What a cold-hearted fish.
From HumanEvents.com, April 29, 2008:
"By all accounts, he [Obama friend and associate, Bill Ayers] was a ferocious, violent, revolutionary Marxist in his halcyon days as a Weatherman leader. He and his Weatherman bombers were enamored of Ho Chi Minh, Che Guevara, Fidel Castro, Mao Tse-tung -- indeed, all the murderous heroes on the Left. Referring to the Weatherman members in August 1969, he said (according to the FBI): 'Were revolutionary Communists.'
He got off on the groups multiple explosions, too, and discusses them rather lovingly in his memoir.
Ideal Bombing Weather:
'Everything was absolutely ideal on the day I bombed the Pentagon,' he writes (although he concedes it was really a group effort). 'The sky was blue. The birds were singing. And the bastards were finally going to get what was coming to them.' (p. 256 in the 2003 edition.)
Article: Obama and His Weatherman Friends
From David Horowitz's FrontPageMag.com/DiscoverTheNetworks.org:
March 6, 1970: "three members of the Weather Underground accidentally killed themselves in a Manhattan townhouse while attempting to build a powerful bomb they had intended to plant at a social dance in Fort Dix, New Jersey -- an event that was to be attended by U.S. Army soldiers. Hundreds of lives could have been lost had the plot been successfully executed."
"The bomb was intended to be planted at a non-commissioned officer's dance at Fort Dix, New Jersey.
The bomb was packed with nails to inflict maximum casualties upon detonation."
2007 Fort Dix attack plot
A group of six radical Islamist men, allegedly plotting to stage an attack on the Fort Dix military base in New Jersey, United States, were arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) on May 7, 2007. They were subsequently charged with planning an attack against U.S. soldiers. The alleged aim of the six men was said to be to "kill as many soldiers as possible". Their trial began on October 20, 2008. 
Opening arguments were presented on October 20, 2008.
Assistant U.S. Attorney William Fitzpatrick said the defendants were inspired by jihad saying "Their motive was to defend Islam. Their inspiration was Al Qaeda and Osama bin Laden.
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