I cannot stomach dissecting the whole sickening “speech”, (http://thepage.time.com/remarks-obama-at-the-u-n-genereal-assembly/) so I’ll just cover a few of the embarrassing, feckless statements he made during the latest ingratiating on our behalf.
I took office at a time when many around the world had come to view America with skepticism and distrust. Part of this was due to misperceptions and misinformation about my country. Part of this was due to opposition to specific policies, and a belief that on certain critical issues, America has acted unilaterally, without regard for the interests of others. This has fed an almost reflexive anti-Americanism, which too often has served as an excuse for our collective inaction.
‘Misperceptions and misinformation’? Excuse the fuck out of me, Obama, but last I checked our distrustful “allies” stood with us for about 2 minutes post 9/11, then quickly circled the ‘blame America wagons’. “Unilateral” action, which actually means taking the lead, was an unfortunate necessity. And as I recall, President George W. Bush made it perfectly clear that the “America will never seek a permission slip to defend the security of our country.”
The ‘specific policies’ revolve around our striking back at least two threats—Iraq and Afghanistan—both of whom contributed to instability and terrorism. Although the United States carries the biggest burden of fighting this war, there were coalition troops with us. I say “were” because from an initial number of 37 multinational countries, ranging in troop numbers from 24 (Moldova) to 3600 (South Korea), the number has dwindled to 500 British troops.
The coalition troops in Afghanistan (International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), consist of around 64,500 troops from 42 countries, with NATO members providing the core of the force.
I expect that will drastically decrease, as well.
Hugo Chavez has shut down any vestiges of democracy in Venezuela, and Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Kim Jong Il plow ahead with their nuclear weapons programs; all in their own self interest. But we’re supposed to forego the interests of the United States in the name of what, “regard for the interests of others”?
On my first day in office, I prohibited – without exception or equivocation – the use of torture by the United States of America. I ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed, and we are doing the hard work of forging a framework to combat extremism within the rule of law.
But it’s still open, isn’t it Obama? Because of a dose of reality and no one will take them, but mostly because of a dose of reality. As for ‘combating terrorism’, your Attorney General wants to prosecute the agency that used successful interrogation methods that gets liberal bed wetters all upset.
We have set a clear and focused goal: to work with all members of this body to disrupt, dismantle, and defeat al Qaeda and its extremist allies….
Uh, no you haven’t. Your “victory isn’t necessarily the United States’ goal”, approach isn’t a very good method to defeat al Qaeda. Neither is relying on a collection of assclowns like the U.N.
In Iraq, we are responsibly ending a war.
That mission was accomplished before you could come along and fuck it up. The Bush Doctrine stated that, as policy, it would not distinguish between terrorist organizations and nations or governments that harbor them.
I have outlined a comprehensive agenda to seek the goal of a world without nuclear weapons.
Yeah right. When you get Iran, North Korea, India, Pakistan, Russia, and China to buy into that unicorn and skittles agenda, let us know. In the meantime, I’m sure everyone will feel so much safer if the West unilaterally disarms, beats our swords into plowshares, and trusts the rest of the world to play nice.
We have also re-engaged the United Nations. We have paid our bills. We have joined the Human Rights Council…
Re-engaged? Is that like pressing the “reset button”? We’re gonna re-engage with some of the worst human rights offenders on the planet; the Russian Federation, Cuba, Saudi Arabia, China, all countries with poor records on human rights, are members of the current council.
I will also continue to seek a just and lasting peace between Israel, Palestine, and the Arab world.
Yeah, just as soon as you convince the Arabs to stop using terrorism and violence as part of their religious doctrine. Good luck with that, Obamessiah.
The danger posed by climate change cannot be denied, and our responsibility to meet it must not be deferred. ……Future generations will look back and wonder why we refused to act – why we failed to pass on intact the environment that was our inheritance.
“Climate change” is a natural cycle of the earth’s dynamic atmosphere. “Man-made” global warming/cooling has been debunked ad infinitum, by reputable scientists and genuine weather patterns. I can hardly wait until he appoints Al Gore “Climate Change Czar”.
The world is still recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.
While you’re creating a brand new one right here.
True leadership will not be measured by the ability to muzzle dissent, or to intimidate and harass political opponents at home. The people of the world want change. They will not long tolerate those who are on the wrong side of history.
The “wrong side of history”? Like the Tea Party and anti-Obamacare protesters? You and your Dem ‘leadership’ have tried like hell to squelch dissent. We want change.
At the conclusion of the ANNOINTED ONE’s speech, the entire U.N. contingent hoisted him on their shoulders and carried him out of the chambers, cheering wildly.
Ok, I made that up.
Reaction at the U.N and around the world is mixed. The disillusionment is palpable, but for all the wrong reasons. He hasn’t lived up to their expectations of creating a socialist one-world order. No one seems interested in holding hands and busting out in a chorus of Kumbaya. Muslim terrorists haven’t stopped their murderous Islamic-based jihad. North Korea and Iran are thumbing their noses at nuclear disarmament. The Russian government looks like a retro-Soviet model.
The United Nations does extraordinary good around the world in feeding the hungry, caring for the sick, and mending places that have been broken. But it also struggles to enforce its will, and to live up to the ideals of its founding.
For much of its existence, the U.N. has served as an anti-American/anti-Democracy soap box. It’s gladly given a forum to some of the most repulsive despots on the planet.
By the way, he forgot to mention the U.N. troops ‘enforcing their will’ on young girls in Cameroon.
John Bolton hits the nail on the head:
“It was a very naïve, Wilsonian speech, and very revealing of Obama’s foreign policy,” says Bolton. “Overall, it was so apologetic for the actions of prior administrations, in an effort to distance Obama from them, that it became yet another symbol of American weakness in the wake of the president’s decision to abandon missile sites in Poland and the Czech Republic, and his recent manifest hesitation over what to do in Afghanistan.”
“The most significant point of the speech was how the president put Israel on the chopping block in a variety of references, from calling Israeli settlements in the West Bank illegitimate to talking about ending ‘the occupation that began in 1967.’ That implies that he supports going back to 1967 borders,” says Bolton. “Obama has a very tough road ahead. He is frequently taking the side of the Palestinians, who don’t have a competent leader who can make hard decisions and compromises in the future.”
……Also noteworthy, Bolton says, was how Obama highlighted “just how much of American foreign policy that he wants to run through the U.N.”
This clueless mutherfucker may be the Left’s idea of the second coming of Christ, but to anyone who knows history, there are blatant similarities between Obama and Jimmy Carter.