From Obama's Inaugural Address on January 20, 2009:
We will not apologize for our way of life nor will we waver in its defense. And for those who seek to advance their aims by inducing terror and slaughtering innocents, we say to you now that, "Our spirit is stronger and cannot be broken. You cannot outlast us, and we will defeat you."
To those leaders around the globe who seek to sow conflict or blame their society's ills on the West, know that your people will judge you on what you can build, not what you destroy.
And now for the money quote...
To those who cling to power through corruption and deceit and the silencing of dissent, know that you are on the wrong side of history, but that we will extend a hand if you are willing to unclench your fist.
Heh, it's becoming clearer to me now. Obama was never interested in condemning the atrocities in Iran, because he wanted to talk to the mullahs at any cost. Yeah, I understand this idea that we can't isolate our enemies forever, that we must at times, offer them the chance to become our friends. Unlike Obama, and his acolytes, this will only work if both parties are willing to become friendly. The Iranian government is not willing to become Amurica's ally, but Obama's damned determined to extend to them legitimacy anyway...in spite of what they have shown about their feelings about democracy. That's why he cautioned about inserting himself into the protests, instead of condemning it like people who stand for freedom would. His acolytes thought this approach showed us what an intelligent president would do (he even got at least one Right-leaning blogger on MySpace to take a sip of Obama-Aid), I was less impressed and saw it as another episode of President Pantywaist.
One would think with all the caution the president exercised on the Iran issue, that he'd show consistency across the board (Now when exactly has the current president BEEN consistent?). Well, it seems a "coup" has occurred in Honduras because the sitting president violated the country's constitution by attempting to repeal the president's term limits. The country's supreme court ruled this Chavez-style power grab was unconstitutional, yet Manuel Zelayda, the former Honduran president went for it anyway, by firing the head of the military. The White House, not wanting to be called weak by "real" leaders like Fidel Castro, Daniel Ortega, and Hugo Chavez, quickly called for Zelayda's restoration, and denounced removal of Mr. Zelayda.
On second thought, Obama has shown consistency in both the Iranian protests and on Honduras, by siding with oppression over freedom (when, exactly, has it been in a liberal's best interest to side with oppressors over freedom?). I perused two leftie blogs, Daily Kos and Crooks and Liars, and neither one discussed Obama's hypocrisy on quickly condemning the impeachment/coup that occurred in Honduras. Conservatives shouldn't be surprised at Obama's foreign policy "change we can believe in." He has shown that we should speak softly to our enemies, for fear of offending them, while shitting on our allies...because they deserve tough talk (And this is the man, Obamists tell you, is sooooo much smarter than his 43 predecessors...). There is no explanation for supporting a man who wanted to institute Chavez-style policies in his country, when his people were dead set against it.
Obviously, President Pantywaist hasn't been dissed enough yet. During his Apology Tour I and II, where he handed out all types of prizes to Amurica's enemies for standing tall during the repressive Bush 43 years, he was rebuffed by each and every petrodictator he comforted. His behavior reminds me of the stories my parents used to tell me about not going down the same paths they took. They told me to look at their example on matters where their decisions caused hardships, and take another path. Obama has disregarded this sage advice time and time again, and it's only been his conservative critics who've called him out on it. I don't understand liberals, who claim they're smarter than the average bear, always fall for the same shit time and time again on matters like this. Instead, they applaud him for standing up to Benjamin Netanyahu.
So, can I now be applauded for my political prowess for pointing out Obama's cynical approach to freedom for all in the world?
Have a great day...