Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Obama on Jerusalem Bombing: I'm Sorry that Israel kills Palestinians

I...I just don't know anymore.  Israel has been the biggest ally to the United States in the Middle East for years.  President Obama is clearly unaware of that.  Since coming into office, the President has constantly distanced himself from Israel, declaring much of their actions illegal and refusing to help either militarily or even verbally in any way.

Today, Mr. Obama likely made his most disgusting comment yet.  Earlier in the day, a Palestinian terrorist blew up a bomb in Jerusalem that killed one and injured thirty.  In response, Obama said that violence wasn't the answer... and that he sends his "deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday."

Say what?  An Israeli woman was killed by a Palestinian and the President of the free world is sorry for the Palestinians?  Here's the full quote (emphasis mine):
I condemn in the strongest possible terms the bombing in Jerusalem today, as well as the rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days. Together with the American people, I  offer my deepest condolences for those injured or killed. There is never any possible justification for terrorism. The United States calls on the groups responsible to end these attacks at once and we underscore that Israel, like all nations, has a right to self-defense. We also express our deepest condolences for the deaths of Palestinian civilians in Gaza yesterday. We stress the importance of calm and urge all parties to do everything in their power to prevent further violence and civilian casualties.
How can he say that Israel has a right to "self-defense," then slam them for killing those attacking them?
Mr. Obama
In fact, the first sentence of the quote says, "I condemn... rockets and mortars fired from Gaza in recent days."  Then he says that he is sorry that Palestinians (you know, the ones firing the rockets and mortars), were killed.

If you are going to condemn the attacks, then condemn the attacks.  Send a clear message.  Do not condemn the attacks, then say that they 'kinda, sorta deserved it anyway.'  Isn't Mr. Obama supposedly a great, concise speaker?

How did he get elected again?

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1 comment:

  1. This is a pattern with him, for example, immediately after the Fogel family was massacred by jihadis, Obama condemned Israel for building Jewish homes. That is just one of many recent times he's behaved similarly. I wrote about this disturbing but predictable Obama phenomenon at my blog, lots of information there:
    Barry's Sympathy for Evil