From The Washington Times:
Israel is looking like the new leader of the Free World. The previous leader, the United States, resigned this role last week at the United Nations to take the position of global community organizer. This was made plain by President Obama in his speech, titled "Responsibility for Our Common Future," in which he heralded "a new chapter of international cooperation." By contrast, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a blunt and forceful call to action in the central challenge facing free people today. This is the struggle of "civilization against barbarism" being fought by "those who sanctify life against those who glorify death."
Mr. Obama's address was the predictable mix of criticism of the past policies of the United States, self-praise for correcting said policies and vague calls to united action on matters of collective interest. It sought to ingratiate rather than offend. But Mr. Netanyahu chastised the United Nations for its "systematic assault on the truth." He spoke truths that Mr. Obama would never whisper regarding the regime in Iran, which is "fueled by an extreme fundamentalism" and an "unforgiving creed." Mr. Netanyahu rebuked those members who countenanced Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's diatribe before the same world body, rightly calling it a "disgrace."
Mr. Netanyahy "Have you no shame?" speech to the U.N. brought tears to my eyes. It was a long time coming. The U.N. shamefully allowed such evil as Ahmadinejad, Chavez, and Qaddafi to speak as world leaders, and no one had a thing to say against them. Until Netanyahy.
Ahmadinejad stole an election and killed his own people protesting, and let's not forget that little nuclear proliferation issue. Pres. Obama then adopts a resolution to curb the proliferation and testing of nuclear arms and move toward total disarmament. (I'm thinking of adopting a resolution in my home that my teenagers keep their rooms pristine. I'm sure it will work. I mean, a resolution always works, right? They worked so well against Saddam.) The text of the resolution doesn’t even cite Iran by name. Why is this? Obama stated that the UN resolution was “not about singling out individual nations.” Oh no, heaven forbid we do that.
But Netanyahy didn't have any such misgivings. It was nice to see strong leadership in the face of evil.
It doesn't look like Russia or China are interesting in any serious sanctions on Iran. So it looks like it's up to us. Great.
The White House reveals a few days ago that Iran has been building a secret underground nuclear facility. Iran responds by test firing a series of missiles yesterday.
As much as Pres. Obama and his "flower power" foreign policy goes, Iran is clearly not going to "unclench it's fist." It's now time for Obama to step up to the plate and be the kind of leader Netanyahy has clearly shown to be.
Monday, September 28, 2009
From The Washington Times:
Posted by RightwingSparkle at 9:57 AM