“I believe that God has planted in every human heart the desire to live in freedom. And even when that desire is crushed by tyranny for decades, it will rise again.”
Once upon a time America was a shining city on a hill, illuminated by red, white and blue flood-lights. Then came Barack Obama.
“Americans are a free people, who know that freedom is the right of every person and the future of every nation. The liberty we prize is not America’s gift to the world; it is God’s gift to humanity.”
“…As for King Abdullah bin Saud, I, a free-born Black man, bow down to you in the ancient gesture of slave submission — even though the Saudis no longer welcome bowing to a mere human being, but only to Allah. That low bow and that series of “Up yours!” gestures to the Brits, who are still helping us militarily in Afghanistan, are carefully scripted gestures. They are meant to be seen by you and me — imperialistic monsters — and by the famous Arab street, who understand bowing and submission quite nicely. Even though the Arab League just applauded the indicted little Hitler of the Sudan, a regime still deeply enmeshed in criminal genocide and Black slavery — raiding, killing, and forcible conversion of native African peoples to Islam….”
“God is not on the side of any nation, yet we know He is on the side of justice. Our finest moments [as a nation] have come when we faithfully served the cause of justice for our own citizens, and for the people of other lands.”
“…Secretary of State Hillary Clinton on Monday made explicit what some observers had already noticed: Her boss has scrapped his predecessor’s formulation. “The Administration has stopped using the phrase, and I think that speaks for itself,” Mrs. Clinton told reporters en route to an international conference on Afghanistan. “I have not heard it (war on terror) used. I have not gotten any directive about using it or not using it. It is just not being used.”
But whereas the 9/11 Commission counseled clarity, the new Administration is emitting a haze of obfuscation. The Pentagon’s preferred term is “overseas contingency operations,” a bit of military jargon of which “overseas” is the only part recognizable in plain English, and which obscures the key point that the war — sorry, the “operations” — began in earnest only after terrorists attacked American cities…”
“America will never run… And we will always be grateful that liberty has found such brave defenders.”
“…Thomas Jefferson, wrote “Millions for defense. Not one cent for tribute.” He was speaking about Arabs holding Americans hostage for money and submission. His successor, one Barak Obama, now bows before an Arab potentate. Hope and change, baby. Hope and change.
I do have a highly technical constitutional law question for AT’s reader/scholars: Does Congress have to vote to approve a surrender of the United State’s sovereignty to a foreign power? And, if so, will a simple majority do, or will it have to have a two-thirds vote?…”
“America has never been an empire. We may be the only great power in history that had the chance, and refused – preferring greatness to power and justice to glory.”
“… the U.S. should have a greater respect for Europe. “In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world,” he said before offering other European critical views of his country. “There have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”…”
“Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.”
“…President Barack Obama pledged on Friday to repair damaged relations with Europe, saying the world came together following the 2001 terrorist attacks but then “we got sidetracked by Iraq.” “We must be honest with ourselves,” Obama said. “In recent years, we’ve allowed our alliance to drift.” The new U.S. president said that despite the bitter feelings that were generated by Iraq, the United States and its allies must stand together because “al-Qaida is still a threat.”…”
“I believe that freedom is the deepest need of every human soul.”
“…During this same conference, Obama officially announced the reduction in US nuclear weaponry, so that Iran will be more amenable to sitting down to talk with the US. In other words, he’s again announced to the world that the USA is no longer a threat to anyone—let alone terrorists. Never before in our soon to be short-lived history has the United States of America had this sort of a leader who has now announced—in no uncertain terms—that it is his plan and duty to dismantle and destroy the country he represents. He, his administration members and his Congress (with extraordinary assistance from most notably Barney Frank and Christopher Dodd and their friends) have devastated the US economy, are in the process of eliminating the First and Second Amendments—and the entire US Constitution—have ended free enterprise, established his national youth indoctrination—if not police—force (via the GIVE—Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education—Act) and have begun the process of taking over virtually all private companies. …”
“American foreign policy must be more than the management of crisis. It must have a great and guiding goal: to turn this time of American influence into generations of democratic peace.”
“… Talk of American economic supremacy has been replaced by a call from Obama for more growth in developing countries. Claims of American military supremacy have been replaced with heavy emphasis on cooperation and diplomatic hard labor…”
“America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.”
“…The contrast is striking. Only four years ago, George W. Bush, in his second Inaugural Address, described what he called America’s “considerable” influence, saying, “We will use it confidently in freedom’s cause.” Bush’s vision of American power was combative and aggressive. He said the U.S. would “seek and support the growth of democratic movements and institutions in every nation and culture.” He continued, “We go forward with complete confidence in the eventual triumph of freedom.”
Obama, by contrast, is looking for collaboration. He is looking to build a collective vision, not to impose an American one…”
“Our security is assured by our perseverance and by our sure belief in the success of liberty.”
“…The American President does not bow to a King; they are supposed to be equals. I am really reluctant to join the “Obama is a Muslim” club, but he did not help himself by betraying his inclination, here, to bow. Nor, did he dampen down those flames when he banned the press from covering his White House reception for a federation of African-American community newspapers, (including, it seems, newspapers for and by the Nation of Islam) which was giving the president an award. The swooning lapdog press – even if it whines now and then, will never ask the president about that closed meeting. They’ll never ask the president if he was bowing, either. It would be pointless to, of course, but the press won’t even ask. They’ll be too busy trying to explain it away for Obama….”
“America is a Nation with a mission – and that mission comes from our most basic beliefs. We have no desire to dominate, no ambitions of empire. Our aim is a democratic peace – a peace founded upon the dignity and rights of every man and woman.”
“…Despite the balance in the speech, Charles Krauthammer was indignant on Fox News. “When Kennedy arrived in Paris, he didn’t attack Eisenhower… if you want to attack the US, you do it at home.”Mr Krauthammer was particularly critical of Mr Obama for knocking previous American policies while struggling to win support from European countries to commit extra troops to Afghanistan. “He ste…”ps all over America and gets nothing for it,” he said scornfully.
“The momentum of freedom in our world is unmistakable – and it is not carried forward by our power alone. We can trust in that greater power Who guides the unfolding of the years. And in all that is to come, we can know that His purposes are just and true.”
“…Obama’s criticism of his own country is nothing new for Democrats. The George Soros wing of the Democrat Party which is now in complete control at the White House has long held the view that whatever problems which exist between the U.S. and other nations we can find fault first in what America is doing. This mode of thinking goes hand in glove with the view First Embarrassment Michelle Obama expressed when she said she had never been proud of her country until her husband was nominated….”
“...They underestimated America. They underestimated our resolve, our determination, our love for freedom. They underestimated the fact that we love a neighbor in need. They underestimated the compassion of our country…”
“…Where Ronald Reagan tore down a wall, Barack Obama has hit one – and it’s made of bricks. European support for the American president is suffering. As Gregor Peter Schmitz asserts in Der Spiegel, “it has become clear that the most contentious issues [between the U.S. and Europe] have been shelved.” This means Obama is no longer asking Europe to replicate his idea of a stimulus plan and he’s not pushing for military help in Afghanistan. On both issues European leaders have declared, “No we can’t.” …”
“The desire for freedom resides in every human heart. And that desire cannot be contained forever by prison walls, or martial laws, or secret police. Over time, and across the Earth, freedom will find a way.”
“…There is no question that an unreciprocated bow is a gesture of subservience. Bowing is a very serious matter in many cultures. I have counseled hundreds of Western executives on the intricacies of bowing when dealing with Japanese business executives, stressing that an unreciprocated bow is a rude gesture of dominance. The body language is clear and unmistakable in all cultures. …”
Yea, everyone is using this, but I want to point out how much the MSM and the liberals harassed GWB for his language malfunctions, most of which were intentional.
“...There is a four-second delay before Obama starts speaking [THANKS FOR NOTHING, GORDY BABY. REMIND ME TO HANG YOU OUT TO DRY ONE DAY.] Barack Obama: “I, I, would say that, er … pause [I HAVEN'T A CLUE] … if you look at … pause [WHO IS THIS NICK ROBINSON JERK?] … the, the sources of this crisis … pause [JUST KEEP GOING, BUDDY] … the United States certainly has some accounting to do with respect to . . . pause [I'M IN WAY TOO DEEP HERE] … a regulatory system that was inadequate to the massive changes that have taken place in the global financial system … pause, close eyes [THIS IS GOING TO GO DOWN LIKE A CROCK OF SHIT BACK HOME. HELP]. I think what is also true is that … pause [I WANT NICK ROBINSON TO DISAPPEAR] … here in Great Britain … pause [SHIT, GORDY'S THE HOST, DON'T LAND HIM IN IT] … here in continental Europe … pause [DAMN IT, BLAME EVERYONE.] … around the world. We were seeing the same mismatch between the regulatory regimes that were in place and er … pause [I'VE LOST MY TRAIN OF THOUGHT AGAIN] … the highly integrated, er, global capital markets that have emerged … pause [I'M REALLY WINGING IT NOW]. So at this point, I’m less interested in … pause [YOU] … identifying blame than fixing the problem. I think we’ve taken some very aggressive steps in the United States to do so, not just responding to the immediate crisis, ensuring banks are adequately capitalised, er, dealing with the enormous, er … pause [WHY DIDN'T I QUIT WHILE I WAS AHEAD?] … drop-off in demand and contraction that has taken place. More importantly, for the long term, making sure that we’ve got a set of, er, er, regulations that are up to the task, er, and that includes, er, a number that will be discussed at this summit. I think there’s a lot of convergence between all the parties involved about the need, for example, to focus not on the legal form that a particular financial product takes or the institution it emerges from, but rather what’s the risk involved, what’s the function of this product and how do we regulate that adequately, much more effective coordination, er, between countries so we can, er, anticipate the risks that are involved there. Dealing with the, er, problem of derivatives markets, making sure we have set up systems, er, that can reduce some of the risks there. So, I actually think … pause [FANTASTIC. I'VE LOST EVERYONE, INCLUDING MYSELF] … there’s enormous consensus that has emerged in terms of what we need to do now and, er … pause [I'M OUTTA HERE. TIME FOR THE USUAL CLOSING BOLLOCKS] … I’m a great believer in looking forwards than looking backwards….”
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