He apparently just can’t himself. It’s not like the UN’s Islamic Block hasn’t been pushing for defamation of religion measures for years (meaning only the Muslim faith), something which Sec Of State Hillary seems to approve of. And of which the OIC looks to push hard during the coming UN session
(Politico) National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor previews the president’s speech to the UN General Assembly next week:
“UNGA always provides an opportunity for the President to put the international situation in context, and to put forward a vision of US leadership. I would certainly expect the President to address the recent unrest in the Muslim world, and the broader context of the democratic transitions in the Arab World.”
“As he has in recent days, the President will make it clear that we reject the views in this video, while also underscoring that violence is never acceptable – a message that has been echoed by the leaders he has personally reached out to in places like Libya, Egypt and Yemen. He will also send a clear message that the United States will never retreat from the world; will bring justice to those who harm Americans; and will stand strongly for our democratic values abroad.”
As Stable Hand points out
What’s with “we reject” business? Sorry Obama, you do not speak for me in the “we”. I am laughing at that stupid movie as is my right under the 1st Amendment. I am laughing at those who are killing each other over a video they haven’t seen.
I’d be surprised if Obama, Clinton, Susan Rice, Jay Carney, or most in the O admin have even seen the videos themselves. What it appears as if Obama will do in front of the UN, a body composed of countries run by thugs and dictators, many of whom rely upon the United States for their survival, many of which are terrible when it comes to human rights, is trash our 1st Amendment rights on the world stage. He took an oath to defend the Constitution, yet, once again, he plans on violating that oath.
But, while at the UN, he’ll also be blowing off face to face meetings with world leaders (via The Last Tradition). But, he does have an appearance with “The View” scheduled. It’s almost like he’s using the UN trip as cover for campaign events. Fausta noticed this as well
The Middle East and most of the Muslim world are in flames, but the President of the USA will not have time to meet with Netanyahu, nor with the the presidents of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Libya, Tunisia, Yemen, Myanmar, or the king of Jordan at the UN this week…
Essentially, Obama’s going to give a speech, then move on, expecting everyone else to just fall in line. He refuses to put in the hard work to actually govern. Of course, denigrating private citizens engaged in Free Speech comes easy for Obama.