|Obama again apologizes to Muslims.|
Obama's UN speech today is can be broken down as a "kissing up speech to Muslims" , Yes again he is apologizing . It must be called a mea culpa. Our President should never apologize for this country's values, especially to the United Nations. Granted, Innocence of Muslims is a noxious film, but that is why America has free speech. Like he said , The First Amendment is there to protect offensive words, not speech that everyone agrees with. Together trying to look strong at the UN .Obama of course blaming the film trailer for ** the assassination of ambassador Chris Stevens, despite all the evidence showing al-Qaeda had been planning it for months. In fact, Stevens was worried he was on a terrorist hit list, and told friends about it. Each case like Mitt Romney 's 47 % gaff . Sure enough this UN speech is a gaff of it's own . It looks good to the detail on "preaching" Americanism , but it changes nothing to the "people " who don't value our free -speech system . Like his 2009 speech at Cairo Egypt . Obama struggles to convince Islamist s that America is their friend. But not stopping there, Obama stressed that the film was offensive to him, suggesting it was also offensive to millions of Americans despite its relative obscurity. With Chaos raging our President's apologetic tactfulness , the broader range of crises in the Arab world this year is especially uncomfortable to address for Mr. Obama, who has built his foreign policy approach to Muslim countries on a more-moral philosophy that emphasizes encouragement for pro-democracy movements and puts less focus on military solutions.With protests of the U.S. roiling the Middle East, several analysts said they expect Mr. Obama will have to walk a fine line by defending a filmmaker’s right to free speech while rejecting the anti-Islam message of his film.“Islamic leaders in the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, and even Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan have all announced a push to criminalize speech that offends Muslims,” said Michael Rubin, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. “It is essential that Obama remember his roots as a law lecturer and give an impassioned defense of the importance of free speech. Free speech — the basic right upon which centuries of progress has been based — is under unprecedented assault. It’s time for Obama to stand up and lead rather than merely react with platitudes and apologies.”
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** And while Obama’s kinder, gentler outreach to the Muslim world was unraveling in Morsi’s newly Islamist Egypt, in Libya U.S. Ambassador Christopher Stevens was making history as the first U.S. ambassador to be murdered in the line of duty since Adolph Dubs was killed in Afghanistan in 1979.
One of the most astonishing aspects of the murder of Ambassador Stevens--along with three other Americans—was that like the attacks in Egypt, U.S. officials had credible intelligence of a possible attack on the Benghazi embassy forty-eight hours before it happened.