CAIRO (AP) -- Quoting from the Quran for emphasis, President Barack Obama called for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims" Thursday and aid together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East. "This cycle of suspicion and discord must end," Obama said in a widely anticipated speech in one of the world's largest Muslim countries, an address designed to reframe relations after the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and the U.S.-led war in Iraq.
The problems go a lot deeper than Obama can possibly recognize because he has no clue how passionate religionism can be. He's had a very easy life, so has no clue what a Cause can do to the hearts of mankind. And, Jihad is a Cause.
Ethically, he thinks he is right because this is what he promised during the campaign. He would sit down and talk with these Islamic peoples who dared to come to our shores and try to destroy us through use of airplanes as bombs and rhetoric as verbal swords. These guys are not playing around and would as soon stab us in the back as smile at us on the street.
Where, I ask, is Obama's fleet of advisors who have actually read the top secret reports on Jihad activity in the U.S. and around the world? He doesn't have a clue how to deal with this religious based war. He's trying to use reason, when it is a Faith-Based problem. I am appalled and the American public is betrayed.
Obama is fixing to hand over the U.S. to these extremist in an attempt at peace, and it's going to be all wrapped up like a Christmas package. And this part of his speech makes me cry:
In a gesture to the Islamic world, Obama conceded at the beginning of his remarks that tension "has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations."It is an implied statement casting blame upon the U.S. as the "bad guy" in all this. Really? I wonder what our boys with boots on the ground in Iraq and Afganistan think about denied "rights" and denied "opportunities" and "proxies"? How about the feelings of the thousands of wives, mothers, and children of the fallen soldiers who happened to be in the wrong "opportunity" when these violent muslems were exercising their "rights"?
You can find a tribute to Maj. Steve V. Long here. I wrote the tribute because I feel so deeply appreciative that so many have given their lives for our freedom and so many have given their lives for the Freedom of the Iraqi people. Did you think of that, Mr. Obama? Have you looked, Mr. Obama, at how costly the freedom of other people has become and are you willing to flush that cost down the proverbial toilet?
This is what I received in my inbox from the White House about 10 minutes ago:
As a Senior Advisor to the President, I'm here in Cairo, Egypt where I watched President Obama deliver an unprecedented speech calling for a new beginning for the United States and Muslim communities around the world.
We all know that there has been tension between the United States and some Muslim communities. But, as the President said this morning, if all sides face the sources of tension squarely and focus on mutual interests, we can find a new way forward.
The President outlined some big goals for this new beginning in his speech -- including disrupting, dismantling, and defeating violent extremism. It was a historic speech, and since many Americans were asleep at the time it was given we wanted to make sure you had a chance to see it:
Majority-Muslim countries around the world are filled with extraordinary people who simply want to live their lives and see their children live better lives, just as in America. Indeed, part of what makes America great is having nearly seven million Muslim Americans living here today and enriching our culture and communities.
We can extend that kind of relationship abroad. It won't always be easy, but if we make an effort to bridge our differences rather than resigning ourselves to animosity, we can move toward a more peaceful world over time.
Thank you, David Axelrod Senior Advisor to the President
Just how do you propose to deal with unreasonable people, Mr. President? What mutual interests do we have with Jihad, Mr. Obama?
I think it is time that the Demorats take their head out of the sand and really look at the problem in a new way. Terrorists have a Cause that is embedded deep in their hearts. You can't change their minds because they believe they are right. I don't have a solution, I wish I did. But, I know making deals with a terrorist is not the way to win friends and influence people who have been stung by terrorism.