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Apologizing to Our Enemies Must Stop
Apologizing to Our Enemies Must Stop
Posted on September 13, 2012 by Ammoland
Tags:Alan Caruba|Conservative Politics|Obama Administration

By Alan Caruba
Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba

Washington, DC --( All Presidents are hostages to events. It is, however, the manner in which they respond that shapes their outcome.

By the afternoon of September 11, the Obama administration scrambled to disavow a statement to the assault on the U.S. embassy in Cairo that had been issued by the embassy.

The statement said, “The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims—as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions.”

“Misguided individuals”?

“The statement by Embassy Cairo was not cleared by Washington and does not reflect views of the United States government” an unnamed administration official told Politico.

But the statement did reflect the Obama administration’s views as expressed repeatedly over the years. Indeed, in condemning the killing of the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and his staff, issued on September 12, was repeated in President Obama’s statement.

“While the United States rejects efforts to denigrate the religious beliefs of others, we must all unequivocally oppose the senseless violence that took the lives of these public services.”

The attacks, deliberately timed to coincide with the eleventh anniversary of the worst attack on the U.S. homeland since Pearl Harbor on 9/11, the administration made no effort to connect them. It made no effort to explain to Americans that this nation is at war with Islam, a war made manifest in Afghanistan following 9/11, pursued against the dictator Saddam Hussein, and which the President himself has been personally carrying out with drone attacks on al Qaeda leaders in Yemen and in Pakistan; a war personified in the ten-year effort to find and kill Osama bin Laden.

It was a war declared by Iran when, in 1979, Islamist revolutionaries scaled the walls of the American embassy in Tehran and took our diplomats hostage for 444 days until releasing them the same day Ronald Reagan took the oath of office for his first term in office. He would later order an attack on Moammar Gaddafi, the dictator of Libya after he sponsored terrorist attacks carried out against American targets in Germany and the bombing of an airliner over Great Britain carrying Americans. Gaddafi sued for peace.

If Obama had announced that the proposed funding to Egypt would not be sent, nor similar support for the nascent Libyan government that replaced Gaddafi then, at the very least, a message would have been sent that we will not support governments that stand aside when such attacks occur.

Obama’s “diplomacy” with the Middle East has been a message of apology.

All this is reminiscent of former President Carter’s failed attempts to assert American power and outrage. For all the criticism of President Bush, after 9/11 he swiftly authorized the bombing of al Qaeda and the Taliban in Afghanistan. Obama has been trying to open lines of communication with the Taliban instead of steadfastly pursuing a policy of destroying them. In this regard, ignoring Pakistan’s support for them has been a failure of spectacular misjudgment.

Never forget that Osama bin Laden was found and killed in Pakistan where he had received sanctuary, living barely a mile from that nation’s equivalent of our West Point academy.

Contrast that with Republican candidate, Mitt Romney’s response to the Libyan killings. “I am outraged by the attacks on American diplomatic missions in Libya and Egypt, and by the death of an American consulate worker in Benghazi. It’s disgraceful that the Obama administration’s first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks.”

This goes way beyond the politics of the current campaigns. It goes to the heart of the fact that America has been under attack since the killing of marines in Beirut in 1983 and by the attacks on our embassies there and in Africa, and the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen.

Islam is at war with America and the West. Iran has covertly been waging this war. And the Obama administration’s response has been to attack our only true ally in the Middle East, Israel, openly withdrawing from support for a nation that, along with ours, is threatened by Iran.

We must stop apologizing to our enemies and begin to punish them before they once again bring their war to our shores.

c Alan Caruba

Alan Caruba’s commentaries are posted daily at “Warning Signs” his popular blog and thereafter on dozens of other websites and blogs. If you love to read, visit his monthly report on new books at Bookviews.


Cant really argue with that.
das, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.
Funny how he didn't want to apologize in Charlotte... Shrug

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The War Wagon, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012. Anim_banana

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I'm fine with the apologizing strategy, especially using the logic so many were using to justify the attack when blaming that movie for the attacks.

"Sorry about that airstrike, but you made us do it, we couldn't control ourselves when you attacked us"

btw.... I do have throw Obama a bone here. The article mentions Osama and Pakistan. I know a lot of people criticize Obama as do I, but he did authorize an invasion into a country that we are "allies" with when the Seal team took out Osama instead of going through official channels and tipping Osama off.

Like I said, a bone....not voting, campaigning, or supporting him. I will be forcing myself to campaign for Romney when the time comes.

Nice being able to talk politics again.
Everytime we look the other way when someone else loses rights we disagree with, we make it easier to lose the rights we support.

I think Obama saw the huge payoff of getting Osama. You know, Bush couldn't get the job done but our magnificent leader did.
Obama doesn't see the people that attacked the embassy as enemies, just as protesters and things got out of hand,a horrible accident. Shit happens. Shit happens when you are rightfully pissed at a you tube video making fun of your god. IMO even Bush was dreaming when he spoke of winning their hearts. What people forget with Bush though was he said it would take generations to win and change the relationship with” those” people. This country doesn't have the will for war with Islam and the extreme militant muslims. We want things wrapped up quickly and then can't understand why it goes right back to what it was.
I believe the way he apologizes to our enemies can be thought of a "aid and comfort" to the enemy and should have him tried for treason.

Hell he went around the will of the people and congress to get the latino vote by giving a de facto amensty to illegals. "right thing to do" my a$$. He did it to "out latino" the republicans. What is a shame is there are many latinos who love this country and value our laws and they are not out there demanding amensty for law breakers.
Freedom of speech....
Freedom of religion.....
Have no place in their world as it has been made perfectly clear through the events of the past weeks. Yet we bend over backwards to apologize for the freedoms we hold mode dear.
steelcityk9cop, proud to be a member of since Sep 2012.

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