Obama’s first year in office [WORLD APOLOGY TOUR.]
January 27, 2010 6 Comments
Candidate Obama promised to change America’s image. [He wanted terrorists to like us. I want terrorists to fear us….]
April 2, 2009.
“I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we’ve made, that you’re starting to see some restoration of America’s standing in the world. And although, as you know, I always mistrust polls, international polls seem to indicate that you’re seeing people more hopeful about America’s leadership.”
[NOTE: He’s arrogant. Normal Americans aren’t arrogant. Period.]
April 3, 2009; Strasbourg, France
“In America, there’s a failure to appreciate Europe’s leading role in the world. Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there’s been times when America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive.”
April 4, 2009; NATO News Conference
“I believe in American exceptionalism, just as I suspect that the Brits believe in British exceptionalism and the Greeks believe in Greek exceptionalism.”
April 4, 2009.
President Obama meets Saudi King Abdullah in London. He bows.
April 6, 2009.
Gibbs denies it was a bow. Says he only shook the King’s hand. [90000 jobs saved or created, and the bow controversy was Bush’s fault!]
April 17, 2009; Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
“All of us must now renew the common stake that we have in one another. I know that promises of partnership have gone unfulfilled in the past, and that trust has to be earned over time. While the United States has done much to promote peace and prosperity in the hemisphere, we have at times been disengaged, and at times we sought to dictate our terms. But I pledge to you that we seek an equal partnership. There is no senior partner and junior partner in our relations; there is simply engagement based on mutual respect and common interests and shared values. So I’m here to launch a new chapter of engagement that will be sustained throughout my administration.”
Obama met Chavez in the Summit of the Americas. They greeted warmly. [Obama probably apologized to the dictator in the name of America: “Hugo, I’m sorry. America is the land of the free… But, you know, I’m here to change it!]
Chavez also gave Obama a book tittled “The Open Veins of Latin America,” written by an Uruguayan, Eduardo Galeano. [That’s the day where I wanted to hide my birth certificate. (I was born in Uruguay)]
April 19, 2009; News Conference, Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.
“I think it was a nice gesture to give me a book; I’m a reader. And you’re right, we had this debate throughout the campaign, and the whole notion was, is that somehow if we showed courtesy or opened up dialogue with governments that had previously been hostile to us, that that somehow would be a sign of weakness. The American people didn’t buy it. And there’s a good reason the American people didn’t buy it — because it doesn’t make sense.”
Well, what doesn’t make sense is what he said. Chávez is an anti-American nut-job. He’s a dictator. He called President Bush the devil, a drunk, and dumb. [And bird.] Do you think it makes sense that the American President sits down with him for tea?! And yes, it makes us weaker. I don’t want Osama bin Laden to like us. I want him to fear us. I want Chávez to fear us. I want Ahmadinejad to fear us. I want Kim Jom Il to fear us. I want Qaddaffi to fear us. [And to take a shower. Maybe buy some new clothes would be good too… Anyway.]
June 4, 2009; Cairo, Egypt.
“9/11 was an enormous trauma to our country. The fear and anger that it provoked was understandable, but in some cases, it led us to act contrary to our ideals. We are taking concrete actions to change course. I have unequivocally prohibited the use of torture by the United States, and I have ordered the prison at Guantanamo Bay closed by early next year.”
First, no attacks since 9/11 in American soil. [Bush’s fault!] Second, THE TECHNIQUES THAT WERE USED TO INTERROGATE TERRORISTS WERE NOT TORTURE. [Click here to read a description of each technique used, courtesy of the Justice Department, that released the info. By doing so they weakened us.] There were no broken bones, no bloodshed, and no one was killed. Those techniques led to key intelligence information that SAVED LIVES.
November 14, 2009; Tokyo, Japan.
Obama bows again. This time to the Emperor of Japan.
Robbert Gibbs, didn’t deny it this time.
November, 16, 2009.
Great day, I turned 15 [I was celebrating the fact that I could drive if I lived in Tennessee.] Obama bowed to Hu Jintao. It was like “Happy birthday, Flo!”
While I was eating cake I was saying to myself: “There he goes again.”
December 9, 2009; Oslo, Norway.
And all these apologies led to something: a Nobel Peace Prize. I was watching from DisneyWorld. That’s great, Jimmy Carter also has a Nobel Peace Prize, and Yasser Arafat.
It would be fabulous if we had a President who cares more about our national interests and security, and not what could make him win a Nobel Peace Prize.
All of Obama’s apologies only make us weaker.
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NOTE: This is the first blog post on a series of blog posts about Obama’s first year. All of the posts will be gathered on a special blog page titled “Obama’s first year.”