By Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry
The man who occupies the Oval Office showed the Iranian world just how weak and pensive he is in responding to Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad's remarks at the United Nations. On a Persian-language BBC satellite channel, the US president characterized Ahmadinejad's remarks by saying,
"It was offensive. It was hateful. And particularly for him to make the statement here in Manhattan, just a little north of ground zero, where families lost their loved ones - people of all faiths, all ethnicities, who see this as the seminal tragedy of this generation - for him to make a statement like that was inexcusable."Hardly strong words by the president with even less action.
"Offensive," "hateful," "inexcusable." Those are very nice words describing a madman who wants all the Jews in Israel exterminated, calls America "the great satan," and demands for investigations as to whether the Holocaust ever occurred.
The video of the president when he was answering the question about Ahmadinejad's claim that the US government orchestrated the 9/11 terrorist attacks was typical - a professor-type approach giving the impression that his feelings were hurt by what Ahmadinejad had to say. To the terrorist world, this response had to be considered an indicator of weakness and a lack of will to do anything beyond sanctions to stand up for a free America.
He reiterated that his administration offered to "change the dynamic that has been in place since 1979", meaning he offered talks with Ahmadinejad, but that the Iranian regime "has been unwilling to change its orientation." Yet one might consider it strange that Ahmadinejad met with Louis Farrakahn and representatives of the New Black Panther Party. Farrakahn was a friend of the US president's pastor and the New Black Panther Party leadership recently had voter intimidation charges dropped against them by the president's political appointees at the Justice Department. This begs the question as to whether Farrakahn and the New Black Panthers were emissaries of the White House to Ahmandinejad.
If the president truly finds Ahmadinejad offensive and hateful, and he knows that Ahmadinejad is sponsoring terrorism around the world, why then is Ahmadinejad allowed to come onto American soil, cast insults at the American people, and meet with leaders of anti-American factions with impunity? Why aren't Ahmadinejad, Farrakahn and the New Black Panthers arrested and tried for the laws they have broken?
Proverbs 14:34 says,
"Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people."The president won't touch Ahmadinejad, the Black Panthers, or Farrakahn, but he has filed a complaint at the UN that Arizona is violating human rights with its border security law.
President Obama Missed Opportunity to Be Tough on Iran - Town Hall (Thaddeus McCotter)
After Ahmadinejad's bizarre remarks in NYC, how can President Obama possibly want to negotiate with him? - FLAME
Report: Farrakhan met Iranian leader - Chicago Sun-Times
Investigate Racism in the Obama Justice Department - National Review Online (Andrew C. McCarthy)
Justice Must Address Lawlessness Uncovered by Christopher Coates - Heritage.org
Passive U.S. response to Iran's proxy wars needs to end - The Washington Times (Ilan Berman)