Denying the Obvious
I’m exploding with frustration over Barack Obama’s (pbuh) and his Administrations, unwillingness or inability to acknowledge that some significant portion of Islam is at war with western liberal democracy, with America being directly in the cross-hairs. His decision to to grant KSM the rights and privileges of a United States citizen is just the latest evidence of his… of his… naivety? ignorance? weakness? hostility to America?… whatever the reasons, the decision is appalling.
Reading Mark Steyn over the weekend, I was struck by his final observation, and how it applies so perfectly to President Obama’s (pbuh) perspective:
Ezra Levant, my comrade in a long battle to restore freedom of speech to Canada, likes to say that the Danish cartoons crisis may one day be seen as a more critical event than 9/11. Not, obviously, in the comparative death tolls but in what each revealed about the state of Western civilization. After 9/11, we fought back, hit hard, rolled up the Afghan camps; after the cartoons, we weaseled and equivocated and appeased and signaled that we were willing to trade core Western values for a quiet life. Watching the decadence and denial on display this last week, I think in years to come Fort Hood will be seen in a similar light. What happened is not a “tragedy” but a national scandal, already fading from view.
We are… he is… weaseling, equivocating, appeasing, and trading core Western Values for a quiet life. Of course he and they will say, “Au Contraire! we are holding fast to core values.!” There’s the rub.
President Obamas’ core value seems to be “To Be Liked.” That’s all. To…Be…Liked. He seems willing to go to almost any extreme to be liked. He’s like a man feeling excluded from the most exclusive, most respected Country Club in the land. Only he’s not excluded… he’s the Club President, and instead of reaching out to more members he decides to destroy the club to make it’s members more like everyone else. Well Mr. President… the members are catching on.
Some members are still proud of the President’s decision to try KSM and his fellow terrorists in a civilian court, but even their eyes will be opened… let’s hope it’s soon enough.