The first order of business for barack obama as President was to go a worldwide tour apologizing for the United States of America. In France he said:
So we must be honest with ourselves. In recent years we’ve allowed our Alliance to drift. I know that there have been honest disagreements over policy, but we also know that there’s something more that has crept into our relationship. In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.
To Al Arabiya:
My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect. But if you look at the track record, as you say, America was not born as a colonial power, and that the same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago, there’s no reason why we can’t restore that.
To the G20:
I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world. And although, as you know, I always mistrust polls, international polls seem to indicate that you’re seeing people more hopeful about America’s leadership.
I just think in a world that is as complex as it is, that it is very important for us to be able to forge partnerships as opposed to simply dictating solutions. Just to try to crystallize the example, there’s been a lot of comparison here about Bretton Woods. “Oh, well, last time you saw the entire international architecture being remade.” Well, if there’s just Roosevelt and Churchill sitting in a room with a brandy, that’s an easier negotiation. But that’s not the world we live in, and it shouldn’t be the world that we live in.
To the Turkish Parliament:
Every challenge that we face is more easily met if we tend to our own democratic foundation. This work is never over. That’s why, in the United States, we recently ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed. That’s why we prohibited–without exception or equivocation–the use of torture. All of us have to change. And sometimes change is hard.
Another issue that confronts all democracies as they move to the future is how we deal with the past. The United States is still working through some of our own darker periods in our history. Facing the Washington Monument that I spoke of is a memorial of Abraham Lincoln, the man who freed those who were enslaved even after Washington led our Revolution. Our country still struggles with the legacies of slavery and segregation, the past treatment of Native Americans.
Human endeavor is by its nature imperfect. History is often tragic, but unresolved, it can be a heavy weight. Each country must work through its past. And reckoning with the past can help us seize a better future.
In an editorial:
Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities, and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas. My Administration is committed to the promise of a new day. We will renew and sustain a broader partnership between the United States and the hemisphere on behalf of our common prosperity and our common security.
And there was Cairo:
“And finally, just as America can never tolerate violence by extremists, we must never alter our principles. 9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of tortureby the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.”
That was then. Then is now too. obama would book end his Presidency with not one, but two apology tours. The first took him to Hiroshima where he again apologized for the US:
“Yet in the image of a mushroom cloud that rose into these skies, we are most starkly reminded of humanity’s core contradiction . . . How easily we learn to justify violence in the name of a higher cause.”
“Hiroshima teaches this truth . . . The scientific revolution that led to the splitting of the atom requires a moral revolution as well.”
“The memory of August 6, 1945 must never fade . . . It fuels our moral imagination. It allows us to change.”
“Hiroshima and Nagasaki are known not as the dawn of atomic warfare but as the start of our own moral awakening.”
Clearly America was immoral before that. John Bolton correctly noted that obama did everything but say “I apologize.”
“He goes out of his way in the speech to say that mankind has engaged in wars for the entire existence of the species, so that everybody is equally guilty, all of the time, and we should just recognize that, and rise to his level, have that moral revolution. And, as he says, have an entirely different way of thinking about war,” Bolton said. “Well, that is the kind of ethereal, abstract, academic discussion that may warm people’s hearts, but it doesn’t protect the American people. It doesn’t protect our interests around the world.”
“Our media said Obama did not apologize in Hiroshima. It just shows how limited our media is, because they sat there, listening for him to say the words ‘I apologize.’ He didn’t say the words ‘I apologize’ in the entire Apology Tour for seven years,” Bolton pointed out. “I’m pretty sure he’s never actually said that. He’s much more sophisticated. I think the media know that. I think they’re just giving him a pass, as they so often do. But what he does is confess American error. We made this mistake, he said about Hiroshima. Death rained from the sky. As if we were just up there, saying anything we can do to kill people.”
But obama still wasn’t done. The icing for the cake was being whipped up. In China and Laos obama slammed the US not once, twice or three times. He hammered the US eighteen times:
There are still too many poor children in the United States
Too many children in America are not getting enough to eat
Despite America’s wealth, we’re not providing sufficient educational resources in poor communities
America lacks the “political will” to help poor inner cities that have suffered discrimination.
Americans are “lazy” in thinking we don’t need to learn about foreign nations.
Colin Kaepernack is justified protesting the National Anthem, as the NFL star is raising “real, legitimate issues” about things America needs to be talked about.
America suffers from racism, conflicts between ethnic groups, and discrimination against immigrants.
Criticisms of America being imperfect and having problems with racism discrimination are accurate.
America still has “situations where women are not treated equally.”
America “didn’t think through” our policy in Vietnam War, as dropping cluster bombs proved counterproductive to “winning hearts and minds.”
America’s treatment of Native Americans was “tragic.”
America “struggled to stay true” to our founding ideal that all men are created equal.
When the environment is destroyed in America, it’s because the private sector is being “lazy.”
The United States is still to this day learning how to develop industry without destroying the environment.
Due to industrialization, America “used to have terrible pollution … everywhere.”
America’s role in the Vietnam war led to mass displacement of people from their homes.
America dropped more bombs on Laos than on Germany and Japan during World War II … more than 2 million bombs … “the bombs fell like rain.” More bombs, he said on several occasions, were dropped on Laos per capita than anywhere else in the world.
We bombed the “simple homes” of civilians in Laos. “Villages and entire allies were obliterated.” The ancient Plain of Jars “was devastated.” Countless civilians were killed.
One commenter there made an astute observation:
Notice that whenever the poser states something negative he uses WE…when it’s positive, he begins with I.
Apparently history needs to be rewritten to properly recognize the new messiah:
BO and AO- before obama and after obama.
barack obama does not see himself as merely the President of the United States. He sees himself as the conscience of mankind- humanity’s moral benefactor. The uber- Secretary General of the Universe.
As God, to put it plainly. That’s why his allegiance, loyalties and actions are not directed toward the benefit of this country. It is ironic that the left is doing its best to eradicate one God and replace Him with a him.
Or zir, or ze or whatever is the proper pronoun du jour.
Vladimir Putin does not flit around the world demeaning his country and the people in it. That makes him a better leader than obama.
I cannot wait for this wretched man to be gone.