9/11 Flashback: Obama’s ‘Empathy’ for Terrorists

Hat Tip to Sweetness and Light, (http://sweetness-light.com/archive/reprise-obamas-empathy-for-911-terrorists) who reminds us that B. Hussein Obama attributed the motivation of the Islamic thugs that attacked us on 11 September, 2001, to their lack of ’empathy’ for those they murdered, and their ‘poverty’. Has this asshat ever heard of a maddrass? Or the rhetoric in a mosque? Or the fact that some of them are well educated? Or that they willingly ascribe to a fascist, brutal doctrine in the name of ‘Allah’?

From an interview in the 19 September 2001 edition of the Hyde Park Herald:

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.

Link: http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2008/07/21/080721fa_fact_lizza?currentPage=all

Yeah, you fucking imbecile. We’re real careful not to discriminate or use bigotry against any Islamic terrorist shitbag, or their friends of Middle Eastern descent who fund, train, indocrinate, and support them. Sorry we don’t have the time to devote to all those ’embittered children’ when the muslims are too busy using them for fodder, or training them for future homicide bombings.

The ’embittered children’ on our own shores? I grew up in a working class family, buster. My mother raised 7 kids by herself. All of us worked, and there were still bills we couldn’t pay.
There were times we would have had no Christmas or food in the house were it not for a few bucks from our Grandparents, who were struggling themselves. No one gave me shit. I had to work for everything I have. And not once did I resort to flying a plane into a building full of unsuspecting people or strapping a bomb under my clothes and wading into a crowd of innocent shoppers.

Fuck you, Obama. Pin the blame for their malfeasence on something other than lack of money or the motivation to get a job and work their way out of poverty.

Hint: Open up a Koran and read it sometime.

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