What else could we expect?
(Boston Globe) Campaign politics shadowing every word, President Barack Obama on Tuesday will challenge the world to confront the root causes of rage exploding across the Muslim world, calling it a defining choice ‘‘between the forces that would drive us apart and the hopes we hold in common.’’
Sounds like this will be a hopey changey type speech with lots of soaring rhetoric. Unfortunately for PBO, the people at the UN aren’t wilting violets who’ll get all weepy eyed and faint.
Obama will step before the United Nations General Assembly and declare that the United States will not shrink from its role in troubled, transitioning nations despite the killing of four Americans in Libya, including U.S. ambassador Chris Stevens, and more than 50 people total in violence linked at least in part to an anti-Muslim film.
Um, the Obama administration already shirked it’s role, which started when Team Obama shrank from backing the “green revolution” in Iran, then led from behind during the “Arab Spring”.
In his final international address before the November election, Obama will stand up for democratic values on a stage afforded to presidents, not presidential challengers. He will use it to try to boost his political standing without ever mentioning Republican opponent Mitt Romney. (snip)
Obama’s activities at the United Nations say plenty, too: There are not many of them. Campaigning is his imperative.
Obama has no planned meetings with any world leaders, and spent Monday with the gals of The View. Then, we’ve seen this script before: Obama spends much more time doing things other than presidential duties, especially the hard ones. The question is, how will he discuss the violence in the Muslim world in his campaign speech?
The dominant theme of Obama’s U.N. speech will be his response to the protests raging in places across the Middle East and North Africa. As he has for days, Obama will condemn the violence, defend democratic principles of free speech and promise no U.S. withdrawal of outreach.
Except, he and his administration have condemned the film and filmmaker much more than the “protesters” carrying Salafist flags and wearing Salafist headbands. Obama has beaten up on Free Speech. If he condemns the film before the UN, he should be impeached for violating his oath of office to uphold and defend the Constitution.