Some notes and observations on Obama’s speech in Cairo:
I consider it part of my responsibility as President of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.
Really? With all you have on your plate, this is a priority?
Let there be no doubt: Islam is a part of America.
Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.
This is one of the most asinine statements I have ever encountered.
The Holy Koran teaches that whoever kills an innocent, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a person, it is as if he has saved all mankind.
Tell your Muslim amigos to stop skipping over that part of the Holy Koran.
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 torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.
Never stop apologizing, groveling and pandering Hussein! You’ll earn enormous respect.
Unlike Afghanistan, Iraq was a war of choice…
Obama’s reference to the 2003 invasion of Iraq as a “war of choice” touched at least one nerve. Iraqi National Security Adviser Muwafaq Rubaie said that while it was a war of choice, “it was a good choice, because that choice brought down one of the most brutal dictators in history.”
More recently, tension has been fed by colonialism that denied rights and opportunities to many Muslims, and a Cold War in which Muslim-majority countries were too often treated as proxies without regard to their own aspirations.
Aww, that’s so sad!
[Palestinians] endure the daily humiliations – large and small – that come with occupation.
So they know what it’s like to be a conservative living in an ObamaNation.
No system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.
America imposed systems of government — thank goodness — in Germany, Japan, and South Korea.
I strongly reaffirmed America’s commitment to seek a world in which no nations hold nuclear weapons.
I do have an unyielding belief that all people yearn for certain things: the ability to speak your mind and have a say in how you are governed; confidence in the rule of law and the equal administration of justice; government that is transparent and doesn’t steal from the people; the freedom to live as you choose. Those are not just American ideas, they are human rights, and that is why we will support them everywhere.
You believe in free speech? The rule of law? Equal administration of justice? Transparent government? Government that doesn’t steal from people? The freedom to live as you choose? Ha! Could have fooled me! Your actions speak louder than your words.
There are some who advocate for democracy only when they are out of power; once in power, they are ruthless in suppressing the rights of others.
For instance, in the United States, rules on charitable giving have made it harder for Muslims to fulfill their religious obligation. That is why I am committed to working with American Muslims to ensure that they can fulfill zakat. [Zakat: an obligation on Muslims to pay 1/40 (2.5%) of the wealth which they have had for a full lunar year.]
What exactly is Obama talking about here? Does he want to make it easier for Muslims to contribute to terrorist organizations? Apparently no one knows where Obama’s going with this.
In Turkey, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Indonesia, we have seen Muslim-majority countries elect a woman to lead. Meanwhile, the struggle for women’s equality continues in many aspects of American life, and in countries around the world.
Hey, thanks for defeating Hillary Clinton!
It is easier to blame others than to look inward…
Is that why you always blame America first?