Thursday, July 24, 2008

This is the Moment....

Taken from the transcript of the prepared text to Citizen Barack's Berlin speech:

Now the world will watch and remember what we do here – what we do with
this moment. Will we extend our hand to the people in the forgotten corners of
this world who yearn for lives marked by dignity and opportunity; by security
and justice? Will we lift the child in Bangladesh from poverty, shelter the
refugee in Chad, and banish the scourge of AIDS in our time?

Will we stand for the human rights of the dissident in Burma, the
blogger in Iran, or the voter in Zimbabwe? Will we give meaning to the words
“never again” in Darfur?

Will we have the courage to inject credibility in the United Nations by enforcing 12 years of broken U.N. Resolutions? Will we say "regime change", and mean it, as it applies to a brutal dictator who builds lavish palaces to himself, enriching his coffers from the U.N. scam for oil program while 500,000 Iraqi children die from sanctions? Who tortures and murders his own people; harbors, trains, and funds terrorists; do we leave in power a dictator who has a history of invading neighboring countries and starting wars, and who makes no secret about his love and desire to have weapons of mass destruction?

Oh, wait.....he didn't say that last paragraph did he? George W. Bush has already taken that one off the table for him (as well as done more than any other president in fighting AIDS in Africa with U.S. taxpayer money). Instead, Obama's left with this one:

this is the moment when the world should support the millions of Iraqis who seek
to rebuild their lives, even as we pass responsibility to the Iraqi government
and finally bring this war to a close.

Yes, and that's also thanks to George W. Bush's leadership. No thanks, to you, Senator Obama:
"I am not persuaded that 20,000 additional troops in Iraq is
going to solve the sectarian violence there. In fact, I think it will do
the reverse."
- Senator Barack Obama, January 10, 2007

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Blogger Z said...

"no thanks to you" is right.

What also got me abuot the speech is his saying he "doesn't look like any other president" (close,not a quote). I marveled at him playing the race card, ya..that same one he accuses the right of playing.

You know Obama, Sparks..."the surge didn't work, and now that it worked, we should leave Iraq"


Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:10:00 PM  
Blogger SkyePuppy said...

Because, like, Obama's a citizen of the world.

He can hold out his hand to the forgotten people, and pick up the little Bangladeshi babies and give them some money and make a tent in Chad for the refugees (but isn't France already doing that?) and stand next to the Burmese people and talk Ahmadinejad into backing off the bloggers in Iran and raise the dead Zimbabwean voters back to voting life.

So maybe Obama should run for Global Governor or Planetary Potentate or something, because if he's going to be doing all of that, he's going to end up screwing up America big time.

Then again, he's going to screw us up even if he doesn't save the rest of the planet...

Thursday, July 24, 2008 9:32:00 PM  
Blogger Dee said...

Obama being against the surge is coming back to bite him in the ass. Whether or not he will reap the consequences of that like he should remains to be seen.

Thursday, July 24, 2008 10:54:00 PM  
Blogger Gayle said...

He's a post turtle, Wordsmith.

I got the definition of a post turtle in an e-mail:
"When you're driving down a country road and you come across a fence post with a turtle balanced on top, that's a post turtle. You know he didn't get up there by himself, he doesn't belong up there, he doesn't know what to do while he is up there, and you just wonder what kind of a dumb ass put him up there to begin with." :)

Friday, July 25, 2008 8:35:00 AM  
Blogger SkyePuppy said...


I was so impressed with your assessment of Obama that I quoted you in my post on Obama's speech:

Friday, July 25, 2008 12:19:00 PM  
Blogger Karen said...

I'm using Victor Davis Hanson's thanks but no thanks line about being labeling himself a 'citizen of the world'. As usual he states it all so clearly.

Friday, July 25, 2008 1:09:00 PM  
Blogger Mark said...

Obamarama-ding-dong! Stop by tommorrow 7/26. Atlast I have created a post that may be as good as one of yours! It will be posted tommorrow. Come and lend your support, or derision, whichever you choose.

Friday, July 25, 2008 4:55:00 PM  

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