Just Let Me -- G -- Indoctrinate You!

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's This is America, make no mistake, we will never, ever, never retreat, no matter what it looks like, THING

Dear America,

such a showman.

"If we are serious about upholding these ideals, it will not be enough to put more guards in front of an Embassy; or to put out statements of regret, and wait for the outrage to pass. If we are serious about those ideals, we must speak honestly about the deeper causes of this crisis. Because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart, and the hopes we hold in common."  President Obama

telling, really -- for within the first fifteen minutes and after sharing his homespun thoughts of respect and admiration for Ambassador Chris Stevens -- the president steps into the moment answering to his critics.  More guards wouldn't have done a thing -- it would not have been enough, we didn't make a mistake; I do not regret the immediate statements of regret, we didn't make a mistake; and about that wait for the "outrage to pass" -- we all know that day may never come, when dealing with fanatics.

Our forward thinking president falls back to the Obama Doctrine of his first term:  diplomacy, first -- action, in question and waiting.  Not to mention, he immediately goes for the cheese and ties in something more like a tired and well-worn campaign slogan: "because we face a choice between the forces that would drive us apart, and the hopes we hold in common."

"We intervened in Libya alongside a broad coalition, and with the mandate of the U.N. Security Council, because we had the ability to stop the slaughter of innocents; and because we believed that the aspirations of the people were more powerful than a tyrant."
"We intervened in Libya..."   Well, at least he admits that part... "because we believed that the aspirations of the people were more powerful than a tyrant."

Yes. Let's.
Let's reflect upon those days, knee deep in "kinetic military action.."

It's all about perspective, isn't it?

Here's the 411 on Ahmadinejad, responding to a question from Piers Morgan on CNN last night:

"They have no roots there in history. 
They do not even enter the equation for Iran."

They being Israel.  The modern state of Israel as we know it, according to Mahmoud, has only been in existence for sixty or seventy years or so -- so why are we even talking about them at all?  They don't even enter "the equation".    So there you go, consider them already eliminated; that action is merely stalled for the moment, awaiting the follow through of 'kinetic military action' on the docket.

But back to the O:
"We have taken these positions because we believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture. These are not simply American values or Western values – they are universal values"

wrong again, Mr. President. But it sure sounds good; sure sounds like you understand the ways of the world.  Perhaps you should have watched Ahmadinejad's interview with Piers -- for his smirky, smarmy smile became his go-to face.  The issue for Mahmoud was never in his answer -- whether we really got one or not --  his annoyance was in the question itself (or perhaps it was just Piers).

Obama is clearly living in la-la-land when it comes to the whole world respecting "universal values."  Homosexuality?  Not on your life in Iran.   Single women skiing without an escort?  He just laughed at that one...'never heard that one before...'  oh Piers, where do you come up with them?

And then -- midstream -- the president returns on message about the bizarre video.

"That is what we saw play out the last two weeks, as a crude and disgusting video sparked outrage throughout the Muslim world. I have made it clear that the United States government had nothing to do with this video, and I believe its message must be rejected by all who respect our common humanity..."

nice try.  but the attack in Libya was a planned attack.

"I know there are some who ask why we don’t just ban such a video. The answer is enshrined in our laws: our Constitution protects the right to practice free speech. Here in the United States, countless publications provoke offense. Like me, the majority of Americans are Christian, and yet we do not ban blasphemy against our most sacred beliefs. Moreover, as President of our country, and Commander-in-Chief of our military, I accept that people are going to call me awful things every day, and I will always defend their right to do so. Americans have fought and died around the globe to protect the right of all people to express their views – even views that we disagree with."

now keep in mind -- he is talking at the United Nations...He goes from 'bad video' to 'good free speech' to 'bad free speech' to 'bad people' to 'good president' in one breath.  But about this video not speaking for all of us, the president sure makes it sound like it speaks for all of us.   We can't seem to stop talking about it -- when the fact is, it was one video, one trailer, one ridiculously boring clip, posted months ago by one idiot...

Hello. The protests began on the eleventh anniversary of 9/11.  Just add water.

This is what he says next:

"We do so not because we support hateful speech, but because our Founders understood that without such protections, the capacity of each individual to express their own views, and practice their own faith, may be threatened. We do so because in a diverse society, efforts to restrict speech can become a tool to silence critics, or oppress minorities. We do so because given the power of faith in our lives, and the passion that religious differences can inflame, the strongest weapon against hateful speech is not repression, it is more speech – the voices of tolerance that rally against bigotry and blasphemy, and lift up the values of understanding and mutual respect."

Here's a new perspective,  juxtapose these comments with the 60 Minutes interview and we get to all is fair in war and politics -- hate speech, lies, class warfare, accusations of fraud, felony, and murder, even if sometimes we may go "overboard".    We might as well have watched that interview, along with this speech, on a black and white TV.

He keeps going for awhile, intermingling the video, freedom, democracy, education, and the children. Before he breaks for this:

"Understand that America will never retreat from the world."  

But make no mistake -- we'll just continue bowing, and cowering, and apologizing, and talking -- it's called the Obama Doctrine.  Isn't it great.  hold up -- 'obama obama there's a billion osama's...is ringing in my ear.

In a stunning turnaround in the very next paragraph, we get to this hot mess:

"A politics based only on anger –one based on dividing the world between us and them – not only sets back international [or domestic] cooperation, it ultimately undermines those who tolerate it. [this might just explain your campaign here at home] All of us have an interest in standing up to these forces.
[but that's neither here not there -- here's the kicker...]   Let us remember that Muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism. On the same day our civilians were killed in Benghazi, a Turkish police officer was murdered in Istanbul only days before his wedding; more than ten Yemenis were killed in a car bomb in Sana’a; and several Afghan children were mourned by their parents just days after they were killed by a suicide bomber in Kabul."

say what? After starting this speech at the United Nations dedicating yourself to thoughtful remembrance of Chris, you eventually get around to sympathizing with the Muslims??? -- "let us remember that Muslims have suffered the most at the hands of extremism.  On the same day our civilians were killed in Benghazi....."

On the same day "our civilians" were killed -- um, that would be brutally murdered, sodomized and paraded in the streets for our dear Chris, along with the death of special forces personnel who came to his aid...but carry on......."let us remember that Muslims" have it worse.   Now talk about going a wee bit overboard.  Is this what diplomacy looks like?

oh that's right. the death of Chris Stevens, and other examples of middle east mayhem, are all just part of the bumps in the road.

and speaking of roads and bridges:
"The road is hard but the destination is clear – a secure, Jewish state of Israel; and an independent, prosperous Palestine. Understanding that such a peace must come through a just agreement between the parties, America will walk alongside all who are prepared to make that journey."

which is code for:  America will walk away from her greatest ally in the region if you both don't figure this out.

"Let me be clear: America wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so. But that time is not unlimited. We respect the right of nations to access peaceful nuclear power, but one of the purposes of the United Nations is to see that we harness that power for peace. Make no mistake: a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained. It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. It risks triggering a nuclear-arms race in the region, and the unraveling of the non-proliferation treaty. That is why a coalition of countries is holding the Iranian government accountable. And that is why the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon."

let me be clear.. .
he was so clear, wasn't he?

"Make no mistake: 
a nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained."

yeah.  well let me be clear, Mr. President:  we've been at this diplomatic juncture of crazy-town and main for quite some time now.  The funny thing about time, we begin to see whatever leverage of time we may have had slip through our fingers when hard-pressed against a button ready to push.

I know, I know, easy for me, little G, to see it that way...outside looking in and all...but did you see the look on Ahmadinejad's face?  did you watch him light up, smile at the most inappropriate times, and calmly sit there deflecting criticisms and concerns while in the midst of defying true history?  his face took a page right out of Austin Power's Dr. Evil...

But back to the president, starting to wrap things up:

"So much attention in our world turns to what divides us. That’s what we see on the news, and that consumes our political debates. But when you strip that all away, people everywhere long for the freedom to determine their destiny; the dignity that comes with work; the comfort that comes from faith; and the justice that exists when governments serve their people – and not the other way around."

and for full text of the speech, go here.

Besides the fact that it's time to recognize that a "nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,"  you now have to leave the comfort of the United Nations.  And make no mistake, it's time to walk the talk, Mr. President, all the way around.

But since you really can't do that --

we'll just see you back on the campaign trail moving us forward by taking us back to racial divide, vilifying the job-creators, driving a wedge between the have's and the have-not's, nullifying the Christian conscience through the implementation of Obamacare -- all while destroying Medicare at the same time, and poking fun at your opponent who has given away nearly half of his income each year -- 14% to the charity of government (and just to be clear:  that is income taxed @ corporate tax rate prior to getting taxed again @ the capital gains tax rate on investment), PLUS 29% to outside charities, mainly the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.  Put it all together, and we get to a whopping 43%.   Take that, Joe Biden, Mr. "Osama bin Laden is dead and GM is alive" who gave about 0.2% to charity over the last ten years.

You know what I want this morning, and sitting here perfectly willing to wait 'til Christmas --

I want Mitt Romney to have a chance to walk his talk as president of the United States of America.

I want Mitt Romney to meet up with the diplomatic leaders of the United Nations come next September.

I want Mitt Romney to lead this nation back to times of great prosperity for one and all.

I want Mitt Romney to electorally gain a peaceful takeover of the office of the president, if only to shut the mouth of the one we got.  Leading from behind, predominantly upon deaf ears, groveling to the audience he is with, is simply no way to govern America, let alone stand as the Leader of the Free World. just sayin'

Make it a Good Day, G

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