Sep 23, 2009

Obama, Ahmadinejad, Libyan Leader Set to Address U.N.

Joel C. RosenbergBy Joel C. Rosenberg

Today is a major test for President Obama as he addressed the U.N. General Assembly this morning.

IRAN — Will he lay down the law with Iran? Will he mobilize the world to do everything in its power to bring the illegitimate and tyrannical regime in Tehran to its knees to stop the nuclear weapons program? Or will he be the 21st century Neville Chamberlain, and allow the world to lurch towards another Holocaust? I admit, I’m not that hopeful. But I do believe in the audacity of hope. Perhaps the President will rise to the challenge. That’s what I’m praying for.

AFGHANISTAN — Iran is the top challenge facing the President, but not the only. He is getting weak in the knees on his resolve to win in Afghanistan. Our top general there says he needs more troops — fast — or we’re going to lose. Yet Obama won’t commit to giving our commanders on the ground everything they need. Remarkably, even an editorial in the Washington Post this morning challenges Obama for being weak and wobbly. We cannot lose in Afghanistan. If we do, we could destabilize Pakistan, a nuclear armed country. This could trigger a war with India and the Paks. The stakes are high. Let’s pray for the President to do the right thing.

ISRAEL — Anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment is metastasizing in the U.N. Will the President stand with our most faithful ally in the epicenter, or effectively cut her loose? Let’s be praying for good news.

God bless Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper for directing his delegation to walk out on Ahmadinejad.

Related Links

Obama: U.S. Does Not Recognize 'Legitimacy of Continued Israeli Settlements' - FOX News
Obama, at U.N., Sets New Tone for U.S. - Wall Street Journal
Will the US join Canada in A’jad walkout? - Hot Air
The UN loves Barack Obama because he is weak -
Inside the Revolution - Joel C. Rosenberg (DVD)