The 24-hour news cycle is buzzing about the G20 summit hosted by the citizens of the Greater Pittsburgh area and the speeches earlier in the week by numerous world leaders (and I HATE to call most of them leaders) at the United Nations. It was the usual bunch of blowhards, thugs, and apologists making claims and promising changes that will never happen. One of the most frightening things suggested is “a new world order” giving even more power to the various un-elected dictators (and many who were “elected”) who rule with an iron fist.
One world leader, however, took the opportunity to be different. He is fairly new as the head of his country and part of his name sounds middle eastern. He spoke of his country’s beginning and their struggles with his deep voice. This world leader essentially called the President of Iran a lier, “Yesterday, the man who calls the Holocaust a lie spoke from this podium. To those who refused to come here and to those who left this room in protest, I commend you. You stood up for moral clarity and you brought honor to your countries.”
“What a disgrace! What a mockery of the charter of the United Nations.”
“they impose a backward regimented society where women, minorities, gays or anyone not deemed to be a true believer is brutally subjugated. The struggle against this fanaticism does not pit faith against faith nor civilization against civilization. It pits civilization against barbarism, the 21st century against the 9th century, those who sanctify life against those who glorify death.”
“What seemed impossible a few years ago is already outdated, and we can scarcely fathom the changes that are yet to come….I am proud that my country is at the forefront of these advances…These innovations the world over offer humanity a sunlit future of unimagined promised.”
“Ladies and Gentlemen, the jury is still out on the United Nations, and recent signs are not encouraging. Rather than condemning the terrorists and their Iranian patrons, some here have condemned their victims.”
“I believe such a peace can be achieved. But only if we roll back the forces of terror that seek to destroy peace…and overthrow the world order. The question facing the international community is whether it is prepared to confront those forces or accommodate them.” [emphasis added]
“In the spirit of the timeless words spoke over 3,000 years ago, let us be strong and of good courage. Let us confront this peril, secure our future and, God willing, forge an enduring peace for generations to come.”
This was a very inspirational speech and unfortunately was not given by our President, Barack Hussein Obama. It was given by the Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Natanyahu. I, of course, did remove some references to Israel from the quotes to mask the author of the remarks. I wanted you to believe for a few minutes that the American president would utter such words.
Our president did not really speak of hope or call out evil except for the evil that the left attributes to the United States. Barack Hussein Obama’s remarks played well on the world stage as he again explained the shortcomings of our nation. He actually spoke to a room filled with mostly third-world nations about how we could have done better. I hope that you see the irony in that. If not, you need to read the 5000 Year Leap.
Here are a few highlights of President Barack Hussein Obama’s address to the United Nations General Assembly:
“I have been in office for just nine months, though some days it seems a lot longer [rim shot]. I am well aware of the expectations that accompany my presidency around the world. These expectations are not about me.”
“We know the future will be forged by deeds and not simply words. Speeches alone will not solve our problem. It will take persistent action. For those who question the character and cause of my nation, I ask you to look at the concrete actions we have taken in just nine months…I prohibited…I ordered…I have made clear…I have outlined…I appointed…”
“Those who used to chastise America for acting alone in the world cannot now stand by and wait for America to solve the world’s problems alone. We have sought in word and deed a new era of engagement with the world, and now is the time for all of us to take our share of responsibility for a global response to global challenges.”[OK this part was very good]
“But if the governments of Iran and North Korea choose to ignore international standards, if they put the pursuit of nuclear weapons ahead of regional stability and the security and opportunity of their own people, if they are oblivious to the dangers of escalating nuclear arms races in both East Asia and the Middle East, then they must be held accountable.” [How many UN sanctions and resolutions have been placed against Iran and North Korea yet they both have moved forward with the development of nucular weapons. Obama made this speech with the knowledge that Iran had a hidden nuclear enrichment factory yet did not use the world stage to call them on carpet]
“Now, those wealthy nations that did so much damage to the environment in the 20th century must accept our obligation to lead” [If you notice the “our” when discussing “so much damage to the environment.”]
“I admit that America has, too often, been selective in its promotion of democracy.”
The speech was not all bad, however, Barack Hussein Obama used “I, me, or my” fifty-one times by my count, but it is not about him.
Update September 28, 2009: It seems that I actually…hold the presses…agree with the French or maybe they agree with me. You will not have read or heard about this in the American Main Stream Media, but French President Nicholas Sarkozy had some tough words for President Barack Hussein Obama after his apologetic speech to the United Nations:
“President Obama dreams of a world without weapons … but right in front of us two countries are doing the exact opposite.”
“Iran since 2005 has flouted five security council resolutions. North Korea has been defying council resolutions since 1993.”
“I support the extended hand of the Americans, but what good has proposals for dialogue brought the international community? More uranium enrichment and declarations by the leaders of Iran to wipe a UN member state off the map,”
“If we have courage to impose sanctions together it will lend viability to our commitment to reduce our own weapons and to making a world without nuke weapons,”
What level has American leadership (and you know that I hate to call elected officials that) come to when the French make us look wimpy? Once again where is the U.S. media on this story. This story was even hard to find on the Internet. I had heard that the Canada’s National Post had run the story, but I could not find it on their website until it was re-posted on Breitbart. Thank goodness for True American Heroes like Breitbart and those who work with him.