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Obama Grovels Before Yet Another Foreign Leader

November 15, 2009

There’s a scene in the movie Crocodile Dundee that reminds me of the current Obama fiasco (there’s ALWAYS an Obama fiasco, but this is the fiasco of the hour).  Mick “Crocodile” Dundee visits New York and is confronted by a mugger with a switchblade.  His gal-pal, Sue, says, “Mick, give him your wallet!”  And Dundee says, “What for?”  Sue, looking at the switchblade, says, “He’s got a knife.”  An amused Crocodile Dundee says, “That’s not a knife,” as he draws this gigantic Bowie knife that dwarfs the trivial-by-comparison switchblade.  “This is a knife.”  The mugger runs away.

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ABC reporter Jake Tapper tries to put Obama’s bow into “perspective” by pointing out that Richard Nixon had at least sort of bowed in 1971.

But let’s apply what we just learned from Crocodile Dundee.

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That’s not a bow.

Apparently, Bill Clinton did something that wasn’t quite a bow, either.

But about what Obama just did on his Asia tour (while he runs away from his decision to send the troops his general requested for Afghanistan, while he runs away from the latest unemployment report of 10.2%, runs away from his inability to label the Fort Hood massacre as a terrorist attack)?  Well….

THIS is a bow.

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And it’s not just a bow.  It is a grovel.  It’s the profoundly disturbing and disgusting genuflection of a man who clearly has no business representing a people who drove away kings by force of arms bowing down low before his betters.

It’s an insult to everything America stands for.

ABC’s Jake Tapper put it this way:

“The bow as he performed did not just display weakness in Red State terms, but evoked weakness in Japanese terms….The last thing the Japanese want or need is a weak looking American president and, again, in all ways, he unintentionally played that part.”

Just like this prior contemptible event, in which Obama groveled before the Saudi king:

Mind you, Obama did not merely cravenly grovel before King Abdullah (making America grovel before Saudi Arabia by proxy), he cravenly lied to the American people about cravenly bowing down before the king of Saudi Arabia.

You’d think he would have learned his lesson, but grovelling just seems too deeply ingrained into his psyche.  He just can’t help himself.  It’d part of his unfortunate condition of statolatry.

Obama’s “Disgrace America Tour” is kind of like the Rolling Stones — it just keeps going on and on and on and on.

Obama doesn’t have to grovel before Nancy Pelosi — as long as he lets her have complete control over “his” healthcare agenda.

Here’s a picture of Vice President Cheney offering his respects to the Japanese emperor.

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Ah, thank God for an actual grown-up who actually understands that American leaders do not grovel before foreign ones.

I’m betting that “inexperienced” Sarah Palin wouldn’t have groveled before the emperor, either.  Apparently, bowing and groveling is something that they teach at Harvard.

You know what I wonder?  I wonder if FDR or Harry Truman, who defeated Imperial Japan at the great cost of 100,000 American lives following their vicious attack against Pearl Harbor, would have bowed down before the Japanese emperor?

Just wondering.

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The Obama Apologize For America Tour Continues With A Performance In Dresden

May 25, 2009

Do you have a relative who served the United States during World War II?  Perhaps you yourself served?

I hope you are suitably ashamed for what you and your country did.  Because your president has used the omnipotent power of his sacrosanct hindsight to declare that your nation was involved in war crimes.  Remember when the Obama DHS said we should be afraid of our combat veterans? Apparently it’s not just the ones returning home now; it goes back to at least World War II.

Be ashamed.  Be very ashamed.  Shame, after all,  is the hip new way to be “patriotic.”  The more ashamed you are to be an American, the better an American you are.  That’s change you can believe in.

We are now beginning to uncover the true extent of the Bush/Cheney evil.  Apparently, these two men  (who are of course worse than Hitler) spent hundreds of billions of taxpayer dollars secretly building a time machine so they could bomb Dresden and Tokyo – and  drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki – all in a Machiavellian campaign to blame the Democrats who were running the country during World War II for their war crimes.

And a selective release of memos from the OSS (the WWII-era forerunner of the CIA) will confirm this.

The evils of Bush and Cheney transcend both time and space.  Just as they extend into the future, they also reach back into the distant past.

Fortunately, Barack Obama discovered this despicable plot, and is now revealing it to the world.  In this saga, Obama plays the role of Austin Powers; and Dick Cheney masterfully fills the role of “Dr. Evil.”  [And please overlook the fact that Dr. Evil is actually just Austin Powers playing a different role].

We have Barack Obama to thank for reminding us yet again how genuinely evil America truly is – particularly when he can place the blame for that evil on everyone but himself and those who share his radical leftist ideology.  We can now join Michlle Obama in having never been proud of America until Barack Obama became president.

We’ve already seen the first Obama Apologize for America Tour.  Now its time for the first of (undoubtedly) many sequels.

From Atlas Shrugs:

OBAMA TO APOLOGIZE TO GERMANY FOR WWII?

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The latest inconceivable Obamaction is yet another unbecoming apology in Europe, this time in Germany for WWII. John Rosenthal suggests, “As bizarre as it may seem, President Obama’s impending trip to Dresden suggests that German revisionists have a friend in the White House“.

And American Thinker adds, “the message Obama intends to send by visiting both sites is clear; while the Germans did bad things during World War II, they were also victims of Allied atrocities.”
(Over at Free Republic)

The latest German reports suggest Obama’s principal German destination will  be Dresden. According to an article in the local paper Die Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten, representatives of the German and American governments met in Dresden last Wednesday to discuss preparations for the visit. An American security detail is reported to have already scoped out sites in the city: presumably for a public speech.

The symbolic significance of a visit to Dresden by the American president — especially one undertaken in connection with a D-Day commemoration in France — may be missed by some Americans, but it is absolutely unmistakable for the German public. For Germans, Dresden is the symbol bar none of German suffering at the hands of the Allies. The city was heavily bombed by British and American air forces in February 1945, toward the end of the war. According to the most recent estimates of professional historians, anywhere from 18,000 to at most 25,000 persons died in the attacks. These numbers come from a historical commission established by the city of Dresden itself. But far higher numbers — ranging into the hundreds of thousands — have long circulated in Germany and beyond. The bombing of Dresden is commonly described as a “war crime” in German discussions.

Alleged crimes committed by the Allies against Germans and Germany have indeed become a sort of German literary obsession in recent years, with numerous books being devoted to the subject. The taste of the German public for the theme was made particularly clear by the enormous success of author Jörg Friedrich’s 2002 volume The Fire [Der Brand], which is about the Allied bombardment of Germany. The book’s success was so great that Friedrich and his publisher quickly followed up with a picture book on the same topic titled Scenes of the Fire: How the Bombing Looked.

Obama should spend the day tending to the graves of our brave and glorious dead, who sacrificed their lives so that Europe could live on to descend into a pathetic, amoral collectivism. Europe owes us an apology for squandering our blood and treasure on a morally bankrupt transnational gobbledy goop EU wallowing in pathetic collectivism.

Time for a history lesson. What better day to teach the foreign exchange student in the White House a lesson about American exceptionalism, heroism, and greatness?

America’s European Arrogance (hat tip Joan S)

1. The American Cemetery at Aisne-Marne, France. A total of 2,289 of our military dead. We apologize.

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2. The American Cemetery at Ardennes, Belgium. A total of 5,329 of our dead. We are so ashamed of our arrogance.

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3. The American Cemetery at Brittany, France. A total of 4,410 of our military dead. Excuse us.

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4. Brookwood, England American Cemetery. A total of 4,680 of our dead. We are such an evil country.

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5. Cambridge, England. 3,812 of our military dead. What on earth were we thinking?

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6. Epinal, France American Cemetery. A total of 5,525 of our military dead. Please forgive us.

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7. Flanders Field, Belgium. A total of 3,680 of our military. We are so sorry.

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8. Florence, Italy. A total of 4,402 of our military dead. We are a bully nation.

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9. Henri-Chapelle, Belgium. A total of 7,992 of our military dead. They deserved what they got.

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10. Lorraine, France. A total of 10,489 of our military dead. FDR and Truman were lying war criminals.

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11. Luxembourg, Luxembourg. A total of 5,076 of our military dead. Arrogant oppression, pure and simple.

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12. Meuse-Argonne. A total of 1,4246 of our military dead. Just think of how many civilians they killed.

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13. Netherlands, Netherlands. A total of 8,301 of our military dead. They were murderers.

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14. Normandy, France. A total of 9,387 of our military dead. Baby killers, one and all.

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15. Oise-Aisne, France. A total of 6,012 of our military dead. They were torturers, too.

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16. Rhone, France. A total of 8,61 of our military dead. Remorseless killers doing the bidding of an evil nation.

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17. Sicily, Italy. A total of 7,861 of our military dead. What can America ever do to redeem itself?

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18. Somme, France. A total of 1,844 of our military dead. Arrogant war-mongers of an arrogant nation.

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19. St. Mihiel, France. A total of 4,153 of our military dead. War criminals.

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20. Suresnes, France. A total of 1,541 of our military dead. Oh, God in heaven, please forgive us for being such an arrogant country.

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The total number of Americans buried at the cemeteries above is 104,366 — a mere fraction of those who died liberating Europe — and yet an American president who confuses arrogance with leadership feels the need to apologize in Europe for the country he obviously holds in contempt. (hat tip JoanS)

It is virtually unthinkable that Obama could give a speech in Dresden and not allude to the bombing of the city. Most of the city’s historical monuments — which Obama’s advance team were apparently inspecting — were severely damaged or destroyed in the bombing and had to be rebuilt. Moreover, for Obama to visit both Dresden and Buchenwald would suggest precisely the sort of outrageous parallels that have become commonplace in Germany at least since the publication of Friedrich’s The Fire.

(As so happens, although tens of thousands of persons died there, Buchenwald was not one of the camps specifically devoted to the extermination of Jews. But far be it from Obama to know that. When, during the election campaign, he first referred to his Uncle Charlie’s WWII exploits, he said that his uncle had helped to liberate “Auschwitz.” Moreover, Charlie Payne did not really participate in the liberation of Buchenwald either, but rather in that of Ohrdruf: a lesser-known, affiliated camp some sixty kilometers away.)

Europe traded the lives of 6 million Jews for 55 million Muslims. Good luck with that.

And Ovamit is apologizing.

Germany began bombing Allied population centers during the Battle of Britain in a campaign that came to be known as “the London Blitz” for several months in 1940  And in a total war, the Allies had no choice but to respond in kind.  And we began to bomb the city of Dresden into the stone age beginning in February, 1945 in an effort to force a maniac regime to finally submit.

If you punch me in the mouth, please don’t have the unmitigated gall to ask me to apologize to you for my punching you right back in the mouth.  Because, if you do, I will punch you in the mouth AGAIN for attempting to insult my intelligence.

Liberals seem to love the concept of moral hazard.  Their mindset seems to be, let us spread the evil from the side of evil over to the side of good, and criticize the good for defending themselves against the evil.  This is why they are such unrelenting critics of law enforcement over and against the criminals; why they routinely condemn legitimate businesses over and against those who try to take advantage of them; why they demonize banks for making bad loans over and against those who grab such loans and then renege on them; and why they undermine our magnificent warriors over and against the terrorist murderers whom they are trying to fight.

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad wants to debate Barack Obama at the U.N. It would actually be an interesting debate: which one would blame America more?

Today, on Memorial Day, allow me to honor all of our great veterans – including those valiant airmen who flew incredibly dangerous missions over Dresden.

Obama Proves OWN Partisan Bias In Targeting Bush Officials

April 26, 2009

From Hotair:

Obama’s DNI reminds Obama that “enhanced interrogation” worked

posted at 8:44 am on April 22, 2009 by Ed Morrissey

Barack Obama’s top man in the intelligence community sent the President a memo defending the use of enhanced interrogation techniques, which the White House edited before releasing to the press de-emphasizing that defense.  Dennis Blair, the Director of National Intelligence, pointed out that most of what we know about al-Qaeda came from using those techniques on Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and Abu Zubaydah, countering leaks last week from the Obama administration that claimed the methods produced no data:

President Obama’s national intelligence director told colleagues in a private memo last week that the harsh interrogation techniques banned by the White House did produce significant information that helped the nation in its struggle with terrorists.

“High value information came from interrogations in which those methods were used and provided a deeper understanding of the al Qa’ida organization that was attacking this country,” Adm. Dennis C. Blair, the intelligence director, wrote in a memo to his staff last Thursday.

Admiral Blair sent his memo on the same day the administration publicly released secret Bush administration legal memos authorizing the use of interrogation methods that the Obama White House has deemed to be illegal torture. Among other things, the Bush administration memos revealed that two captured Qaeda operatives were subjected to a form of near-drowning known as waterboarding a total of 266 times.

The New York Times, which got a copy of the memo, also notices some odd redactions from the version released by the White House:

Admiral Blair’s assessment that the interrogation methods did produce important information was deleted from a condensed version of his memo released to the media last Thursday. Also deleted was a line in which he empathized with his predecessors who originally approved some of the harsh tactics after the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

“I like to think I would not have approved those methods in the past,” he wrote, “but I do not fault those who made the decisions at that time, and I will absolutely defend those who carried out the interrogations within the orders they were given.”

In other words, the Obama administration covered up the fact that even their own DNI acknowledges that the interrogations produced actionable and critical information.  When Dick Cheney demanded the release of the rest of the memos relating that information, he wasn’t just going on a fishing expedition.  Cheney filed a request to declassify those memos in March, and the CIA has yet to decide on his request, but we can no longer doubt that records exist showing the success of those interrogations.

Obama has occasionally suggested a truth-and-reconciliation approach to probing the use of torture by the Bush administration, but this establishes that Obama isn’t terribly interested in “truth”.  Withholding the truth that waterboarding produced information that saved hundreds of American lives, perhaps thousands, shows that Obama values public relations more than he does the truth.  He wants to argue that none of this was necessary to secure the nation against terrorist attacks.  In order to make that argument, he redacted Blair’s memo, including his defense of his predecessors, whom Blair acknowledges had to face some tough decisions to uncover plots against America.

Four former CIA directors opposed releasing the memos arguing that such a release would undermine national security.

WASHINGTON – Four former CIA directors opposed releasing classified Bush-era interrogation memos, officials say, describing objections that went all the way to the White House and slowed release of the records.

Former CIA chiefs Michael Hayden, Porter Goss, George Tenet and John Deutch all called the White House in March warning that release of the so-called “torture memos” would compromise intelligence operations, current and former officials say. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity in order to detail internal government discussions.

Even Obama’s OWN CURRENT CIA director pulled back from releasing the memos, said administration needed to consider the possibility that the memos’ release might expose CIA officers to lawsuits on allegations of torture and abuse, and urged more censorship.

Obama now has a proven track record of releasing – in the name of “openness and accountability” – only that information which harms his opposition, while refusing to release and even censoring any mitigating information.

Wow.  The most radically liberal Senator in Congress is breaking his promise to be bipartisan and above the political divide as a “new politician,” which was at the heart of his campaign.  He is turning out to be the most divisive president in modern history.  What can I say?  I’m speechless with shock – that there were enough fools in the country who thought he’d turn out any differently to get this leftwing ideologue elected.

And let’s be clear: the buck stops at Obama.  He’s the one responsible for this partisan witch hunt, this criminalizing of political differences.  If the radical left is driving the agenda, Barack Obama is still the man serving as their tool.

Update, April 27: Porter Goss – CIA director from September 2004 to May 2006, chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence from 1997 to 2004 – described himself as being “slack-jawed” over the Democrats blatantly obvious lies and demagoguery over this issue.

An article from Atlas Shrugs entitled “Obama Crossed the Line” raises the legitimate anger that should result from Obama’s actions:

If Obama commits treason, is it legal? Obama was not brought up in the USA and lacks American DNA. The fact that he was raised in the largest Muslim country in the world and that his mother was a communist and his Kenyan father was no lover of America tells us a lot about where Obama’s sympathies lie. It tells me that for Obama, it’s payback time, and payback is a bitch.

The problem with starting a process of partisan witch hunting is that it won’t stop.  You can hunt conservatives down now, Obama; but just realize that you’ll be the witch next.