Obama’s Outlaw Romance

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A few hours after Obama’s invitation to Iran to walk through the open door of diplomacy, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad slammed the door shut in Obama’s face.  Ahmadinejad used his General Assembly speech to burnish his credentials on the streets of the Muslim world as the strongest friend of the Islamic cause who has succeeded in humiliating the ‘Great Satan.’

In his General Assembly speech this year, Ahmadinejad managed to outdo himself in irresponsible, hateful rhetoric. Discussing the 9/11 Islamic terrorist attacks, he claimed that “the majority of the American people as well as other nations and politicians agree” with the view that “some segments within the U.S. government orchestrated the attack to reverse the declining American economy and its grips on the Middle East in order also to save the Zionist regime.”

In other words, Ahmadinejad turned the United States and Israel into the aggressors even when it came to instigating the 9/11 attacks. Islamists, he theorized, were being unfairly blamed for attacks carried out by the Americans and their Zionist allies.

Instead of boycotting Ahmadinijad’s speech from the get-go, the U.S. delegation sat silently in their seats listening to Ahmadinijad’s rants against capitalism and Western imperialism. Only when the Iranian dictator began spinning his 9/11 conspiracy theories did they and some other delegations decide to walk out. But the damage was done. And Obama waited a whole day before meekly criticizing Ahmadinijad’s 9/11 remarks.

After he got through blaming the United States government and Israel for 9/11, Ahmadinejad turned his attention to the controversy over his country’s nuclear program. He blasted the United States and its allies for trying to block what he claimed was Iran’s peaceful search for alternative sources of energy.

“They have equated nuclear energy with the nuclear bomb, and have distanced this energy from the reach of most of nations by establishing monopolies,” said Ahmadinejad. “While at the same time, they have continued to maintain, expand and upgrade their own nuclear arsenals… not only the nuclear disarmament has not been realized but also nuclear bombs have been proliferated in some regions, including by the occupying and intimidating Zionist regime.”

The Holocaust -denier then tried to best Obama’s call for a nuclear-free world: “I would like here to propose that the year 2011 be proclaimed the year of nuclear  disarmament and ‘Nuclear Energy for all, Nuclear Weapons for None.'”

Obama should have anticipated this bit of grand-standing by pointing out in his own speech that, unless Iran is stopped immediately in its tracks, they may well achieve the capability to build nuclear bombs whenever they wish by 2011. He should have insisted, as President George Bush had done from the very same General Assembly podium, that in order for the United Nations to stay relevant it must confront international outlaws like Iran’s regime. But Obama shrunk from this task.

How many times does our President need the door to be slammed in his face before getting the message that Iran is ruled by thugs who intend, at all costs, to develop the nuclear bomb capability which they will use to threaten Israel and to impose Iran’s power over the region?

As former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton remarked:

“So how you can seriously believe that you can negotiate a meaningful elimination of  their nuclear weapons program with people with that kind of psychology and believe they would carry through with it, Obama can’t explain.  It’s another demonstration that his policy of dealing with Iran and North Korea is that it’s not just naïve, but it’s also  dangerous. The fact it is almost certain  ̶  Iran is going to get nuclear weapons  ̶  really shows that diplomacy has failed, and the sanctions efforts have failed.”

After his General Assembly speech, President Obama attended the UN Secretary General’s annual lunch for world leaders and gave a toast. In his toast, he said:

“Mr. Secretary-General, I especially want to thank you for your dedication to pursuing peace, expanding security, protecting human rights, and advancing democracy and development. And standing here, I’m reminded of something President Franklin Roosevelt said shortly before the United Nations was founded. He said, ‘Peace can endure  only so long as humanity really insists upon it and is willing to work for it and sacrifice for it.’

Over the last two years, our nations have come together in that spirit…But as we all know our work is far from over, and in the months and years ahead the challenges we face will require the work of all nations and all peoples. That’s how real change happens.”

Not everyone in the room was feeling Obama’s love. Brazil’s foreign minister Celso Amorim used his toast to praise Iran for having accepted Brazil’s joint proposal with Turkey to restart negotiations on the nuclear issue. “We offered solutions together will Turkey on the nuclear issue, and I hope they are taken,” he said during his toast while Obama listened in silence.

It’s too bad, as I mentioned in the beginning of this article, that President Obama did not pick the more appropriate of FDR’s warnings to repeat to the world:  “Normal practices of diplomacy . . . are of no possible use in dealing with international outlaws.”

Joseph A. Klein is the author of a new book entitled Lethal Engagement: Barack Hussein Obama, the United Nations and Radical Islam.

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  • Robert Laity
    • bubba4

      I looked at your links and spit coke through my nose laughing. The most incredible thing about these pathetic private blogs made up to look like newspapers or something, is the rampant shamelessness with which the writers operate. Just incredible. Thanks for a view of the fringe radicals that are really trying to destroy America.

      • Iconoclast

        How can anyone with half an ounce of gray matter think that Obama is any good at all?

        • bubba4

          From inside your box….impossible.

          I "follow" FPM, and I admit, most people cannot offer a sophisticated defense necessary to counter the cultic bs….but it is it's own world of belief. All this chain yanking just to get you to vote Republican….um..oh..sorry…Teaparty…whatever.

          You can tell the suckers by the huge hook stuck in their cheek.

      • Stephen_Brady

        I almost did the same thing with my coffee, when I saw that you "spit coke" through your nose. It's a funny word-picture!

        You would admit that the fringe radicals are on both sides of the ideological aisle, right? All one needs to do is go to moveon.org or the huffingtonpuffington post. And don't forget all the fringe Marxist groups and their blogs.

        As for Obama and the UN, his two appearances before the General Assembly are the main reason why the United States should invite the UN to go somewhere more else. The people of the US will decide about Obama and his ilk this November, and in 2012.

        • bubba4

          There are crazy radicals of all stripes…

          The only way to describe it is intellectual dishonesty…allowing yourself to believe all sorts of crazy sh*t about Obama…and for what? The "less filling-tastes great" of politics? FPM and others like it would like to see ideological branding on everything….so you can be trained to reject reality by calling it "left" or any other string of anti-concepts.

          • Stephen_Brady

            First, I don't "allow" myself to believe all sorts of "crazy sh*t" about Obama. It's there for all to see, if one can get past the MSM to actually see or hear it.

            Second, FPM doesn't "train" me to do or believe anything. I have PhD in Philosophy from an Ivy League University. From my experience, the average auto mechanic or receptionist has better instincts about this president than people like me.

            Finally, what is this fear that the Left has about the word "left"? I'm right-wing, and proud of it. I'm in the tea party, and I'm also working in the GOP at the local level. But liberals almost universally fear to be labeled as a "liberal" or "left wing".

            Could it be that those who are left-wing are outside of the American mainstream, and those of the their ideological bent are less-and-less likely to win?

          • bubba4

            First, I don't "allow" myself to believe all sorts of "crazy sh*t" about Obama. It's there for all to see, if one can get past the MSM to actually see or hear it.

            Because all the Media is left and bias? Except for…who? FPM? NewsMax? Fox…the real ideologues of infotainment? Can you trust the reality they tell you about? The fact that you have a PhD doesn't mean you can't delude yourself. "Smart" people join cults too…

            "Finally, what is this fear that the Left has about the word "left"?"

            Who fears whatsit? I'm a fan of words and concepts that help understanding.

            After more than a decade of carefully reworking the political lexicon inside this little bizarro world, "the left" is an incredible satan like entity responsible for everything bad in history ever. Just look at Discover the Network…that strikes a PhD as a perfectly normal thing to do?

            I'm right-wing, and proud of it. I'm in the tea party, and I'm also working in the GOP at the local level.

            Well of course you are…you don't want to be responsible for Stalin's murders and you believe in Freedom and puppies and so forth. The thing about the GOP and the "Teaparty" is they are organizations…they are actual entities of sorts with membership and written out philosophies/goals…stated objectives, etc…

            "Could it be that those who are left-wing are outside of the American mainstream, and those of the their ideological bent are less-and-less likely to win?"

            I don't know…if you are a bit left of center then you would probably be for healthcare reform for instance…but then along comes (name here) and tells people that reform will kill their grandma and that health reform of any stripe is radical marxism. If that isn't an example of intellectual dishonesty I don't know what is.

          • Stephen_Brady

            It must be very reassuring and comfortable to be more intelligent than anyone who doesn't agree with you. Except for the fact that those with whom you agree are about to lose power, possibly for a decade or two. That fact can't be very reassuring to you.

            However, I can assure you that no one in the tea party, the GOP, or Rush Limbaugh, is going to drop by your house and eat your puppy. I'm not so sure about the cadre around Mr. Obama …

  • JSF

    A true President of these United States would have asserted a proper legal pretext to not allow a man who has financed terrorist operations which have directly caused the deaths of American citizens and soldiers, into this country to attend this travesty of injustice at the so-called United Nations. If the nations of the world are at all united behind this crazed despot of unbalanced psychology and dictatorial misuse of power against his own people and others, then we are truly in much more trouble as a planet than we prefer to believe in our overwhelming complacency.

    Place Achmadinejad on the terror watch list and never allow him to enter our nation again.

    Cat Stevens si, Achmadinejad, No!

    • ajnn

      We cannot keep Ahmadinejad out of NYC when the UN is in session. He gets a 'free pass' on the basis that he is going too the UN, which is technically / legally not in the US.

      Of course, the UN could keep him out. They have the legal authority.

  • flaedo

    Obama hates the US. l can deduce that and l'm halfway around the world. That he hates the US should be blindingly obvious to everyone in the States.

    • ajnn

      You are correct. Wacky stuff – but true.

  • Cuban Refugee

    Obama's dazzling smile, and hope and change mantra, may have worked to sway the brainwashed masses in the U.S., but they are as effective as a folding umbrella in a tornado with the likes of the oppositional dregs of humanity that inhabit the U.N. Something tells me that, rather than sway these miscreants to a peaceful world of nations united, he wishes to align our once-sovereign republic to a one-world government under the auspices of the loons in this bin. Where are the lunatic jihadists in hijacked planes when you need them?

    • bubba4

      You're doing Bin Laden's work for him you moron. The sane people in this world are trying to keep everything from collapsing and you are wishing more terrorist attacks on us.

      • Cuban Refugee

        Sarcasm is lost on you, Bubba4 — are you sure you wish to post your comments on this forum for morons? Perhaps your sensibilities would be better served by the hopelessly brainwashed geniuses at the Huffington Post or MoveOn.org. Why don't you scurry on over there, Bubba, and be comfortable with your ilk?

        • bubba4

          But then I would miss your fantasic sense of humor….sure it's sarcasm…right.

  • riddler01

    Liberals(like Obama)are JEALOUS of totalitarian despots like Castro,Chavez,etc.,etc..He said(during the election)that he thought The US Constitution is"A Flawed Document"because it RESTRAINS what the Federal Government can do(to The People).What Obama fails to understand is that is EXACTLY what it was designed to do!!

    • bubba4

      Yeah I'm sure Obama fails to understand the constitution as well as you do. Maybe if he had been a constitutional law professor a bit longer he could have risen to your level of understanding.

      Down with intellectuals…hello idiocracy…

      • Cuban Refugee

        Who told you he was a professor? That's what they would like you to believe, dear Bubba4, but your constitutional scholar was not a law professor — he was merely a T.A.. Who told you he was a constitutionally-elected President of the U.S.? Didn't you hear? He is just an usurper … Dear Bubba4, do you still believe in fairy tales? You are in for a sad awakening ….

        • bubba4

          You mean a teacher's assistant…sigh…ok for you semantic junkies that see a conspiracy in mere words…

          UC Law School statement: The Law School has received many media requests about Barack Obama, especially about his status as "Senior Lecturer." From 1992 until his election to the U.S. Senate in 2004, Barack Obama served as a professor in the Law School. He was a Lecturer from 1992 to 1996. He was a Senior Lecturer from 1996 to 2004, during which time he taught three courses per year. Senior Lecturers are considered to be members of the Law School faculty and are regarded as professors, although not full-time or tenure-track. The title of Senior Lecturer is distinct from the title of Lecturer, which signifies adjunct status. Like Obama, each of the Law School's Senior Lecturers have high-demand careers in politics or public service, which prevent full-time teaching. Several times during his 12 years as a professor in the Law School, Obama was invited to join the faculty in a full-time tenure-track position, but he declined.

          This is from http://www.factcheck.org/askfactcheck/was_barack_

          Which was listed first in a simple google search. No one has to tell me things…I don't wait for people on the tv or radio (or FPM) to tell me something before it is fact.

          He was elected President of the United States….sorry but you are starting to sound pretty unAmerican..

          • Bob H

            Isn't Clinton bubba 1 ?

          • bubba4

            only if you have a tinfoil hat.

  • Wesley69

    Obama does not want to confront international outlaws. He wants to join them. He is working hard at creating his Shadow Government, getting rules and regulations in place to manage every aspect of our lives. If this Republic is to be saved, Mr. O and his Czars (Cass Sunstein, john Holdren, Bill Ayers) must be stopped!! Maybe Obama, after he is defeated in 2012, will become Secretary General of the UN. We can then kick it out, once and for all, from the US.
    All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent.
    Thomas Jefferson

    • bubba4

      Sure and you'll be taken away on FEMA train cars to communist re-eduation camps…wake up idiot. You'll believe Obama is a manchurian candidate but you can't fathom that rich powerful people would want to destroy Obama for money and power reasons that have nothing to do with communism and terrorism. Thats just the mother's milk you love…and if that's what will get you to vote against your own interests…then that's what they'll give you.