A Radical-in-Chief maligns the U.S. before the world.
President Obama used an opportunity on the world stage this week to encourage America's enemies to continue promoting the tired old left-wing narrative that the U.S. is an irretrievably racist hotbed of injustice.
Instead of just focusing on the topic of the day, namely, what the U.S. government is planning to do to undermine the extraordinarily brutal Islamic State of Iraq and Greater Syria (ISIS), Obama suggested that his own country's race relations problems are on par with leading world crises. And Islam is perfectly innocent. Only bad people who aren't real Muslims are causing trouble in the world.
It's bread and circuses, with America's own Caesar running the show.
According to Obama, the killing of 18-year-old Michael Brown, a black man, by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., in itself is proof that race relations are poisonous in the United States. As the Left sees it, Brown was the latest in a long line of helpless black victims mowed down by racist cops who are part of America's corrupt criminal justice system. It's just more left-wing sloganeering, staples of which are knee-jerk cop hatred and making excuses for black criminals.
Anti-American fanatics, such as the Iranians, have used the events in Ferguson as propaganda to defame the United States. Obama is telegraphing to the Islamist totalitarians that they are on the right track and have entirely legitimate criticisms.
"I realize that America’s critics will be quick to point out that at times we too have failed to live up to our ideals; that America has plenty of problems within its own borders," Obama told the United Nations General Assembly on Wednesday in a speech that focused on foreign policy and national security issues.
"This is true," he told the gathering of delegates from nations that enslave people, chop off their hands and heads, mutilate their genitals, and sanction the gang rape of infidels, women, and youngsters. He continued:
In a summer marked by instability in the Middle East and Eastern Europe, I know the world also took notice of the small American city of Ferguson, Missouri -- where a young man was killed, and a community was divided. So, yes, we have our own racial and ethnic tensions.
Apart from the vile moral equivalency, that is, the implied comparison of the Brown shooting with Islamist atrocities, Obama never bothered to point out that there is still not even a scintilla of evidence that what transpired last month in Ferguson was in any way racially motivated. Investigators keep digging and coming up empty-handed.
Nor did he point out that his administration is leading the way, trying to inflame racial and ethnic tensions. Egged on by violent left-wing mobs and race-obsessed profiteers like Obama allies Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson Sr., the U.S. Department of Justice is conducting a race-baiting witch hunt aimed at the entire police force in Ferguson.
It is nothing more than a taxpayer-funded Democratic Party voter registration drive disguised as a civil rights investigation. Such hoaxes are the stock in trade of the radical community organizers who run the Obama White House.
But it's a costly hoax. At least 40 federal agents have reportedly been on the ground in the St. Louis area desperately searching for proof of racial animus on the part of Darren Wilson, the decorated Ferguson police officer who shot Brown Aug. 9 after the suspected gang member beat him and tried to take his handgun.
That figure of two-score agents is apparently more than the Obama administration has assigned to all the other major scandals embroiling the administration combined. Those other scandals include Hillary Clinton's Benghazi bungling, IRS persecution of conservative groups, New Black Panther Party voter intimidation charges, the Fast and Furious gun-running episode, and the NSA's domestic spying.
The rest of Obama's UN speech consisted of bromides and inane mantras about the Islamic world he holds so dear.
Although Islam has been generating terrorists and Islamic supremacists for over a millennium, Islam's been done wrong by those who have hijacked it, Obama argued.
A "more lethal and ideological brand of terrorists" have "perverted one of the world’s great religions," he said. These terrorists are "employing the most brutal methods to intimidate people within their communities," he said, without mentioning that his allies in SEIU and Saul Alinsky-inspired activist groups do much the same to American communities.
Obama glossed over the centuries of Islamic irredentism and religious violence to claim that, notwithstanding the often-graphic verses of the Holy Koran, that "Islam teaches peace." In his view, "Muslims the world over aspire to live with dignity and a sense of justice," he said without mentioning that to many Mohammedans the world over justice consists of Jews' and Christians' severed heads on public display.
Obama even said that "we reject any suggestion of a clash of civilizations," even though a clash of civilizations is precisely what is taking place.
Now that Obama's approval ratings on national security and terrorism have taken a beating, the president feels he needs to sound like an actual president who cares about the good of the nation and is willing to use the nation's military might in a just cause.
What ISIS is doing is outrageous, Obama complains. But his hatred of ISIS is conditional, based on polling. As long as voters are concerned about ISIS, he'll pretend to be concerned about ISIS.
"No God condones this terror," he said. "No grievance justifies these actions. There can be no reasoning -- no negotiation -- with this brand of evil. The only language understood by killers like this is the language of force. So the United States of America will work with a broad coalition to dismantle this network of death."
This is likely the same pep talk Obama gave to former IRS enforcer Lois Lerner as she geared up to harass and intimidate Tea Party nonprofits.
In Obama's eyes, only American conservatives, not medieval Islamic savages, are permanent foes worthy of eternal enmity.
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