Likening the Jim Crow South to Nazi Germany
In Response to 9/11, Obama Calls for More U.S. Foreign Aid
Accusing the U.S. of “Just Air-Raiding Villages and Killing Civilians”
“All Too Often the United States Starts by Dictating”
Six days after his inauguration, Barack Obama granted his first television interview as U.S. President to Al Arabiya, a Dubai-based network owned, in part, by the Saudi government. During that interview:
Rejecting the Practice of America “Simply Dictating Solutions”
“America Has Shown Arrogance”
Dismissing “American Exceptionalism”
America’s “Legacies of Slavery and Segregation”
America’s Tendency to “Dictate Our Terms”
Obama Fails to Defend America against Verbal Assaults by Daniel Ortega and Hugo Chavez
Accusing President Bush of Having “Trimmed Facts and Evidence to Fit Ideological Predispositions”
America Acted “Unilaterally Without Regard for the Interests of Others”
On September 23, 2009, President Obama addressed the UN General Assembly for the first time. In that speech, he made an effort to differentiate his own presidency and policies from those of his predecessor, George W. Bush:
State Department Issues Veiled Apology to Rioters Who Stormed U.S. Embassy in Egypt
Obama Derides America in Vietnam
On May 24, 2016 in Hanoi, President Obama delivered an address to the people of Communist-ruled Vietnam on the importance of upholding human rights, but prefaced his remarks by saying the following about the United State: “No nation is perfect. Two centuries on, the United States is still trying to striving to live up to our founding ideals. We still deal with our shortcomings – too much money in politics, and rising economic inequality. Racial bias in our criminal justice system. Women still not being paid as much as men doing the same job. We still have problems and we’re not immune from criticism – I promise you, I hear it every day.”
After Vietnam’s Communist leader repeatedly quoted Ho Chi Minh during yet another media event, Obama said: “For you, that conflict [the Vietnam War] was a bitter memory. But today, Vietnam and America show the world that hearts can change and peace is possible. And we thank Secretary Kerry and all our veterans here today, both Vietnamese and American, who had the courage not only to fight, but, more importantly, had the courage to make peace. I think oftentimes our veterans can show us the way. One American veteran came here and described meeting a former North Vietnamese soldier. ‘He came up and shook my hand, and now we’re friends,’ this veteran said. ‘Without the high-powered politicians, people can just get along as human beings.'”
Journalist Daniel Greenfield noted: “It’s clever of Obama to put his agenda in the mouth of some unnamed veteran even while suggesting that American veterans died and were wounded in Vietnam for nothing. Obama not only fails to acknowledge their sacrifice, but he effectively erases it and replaces it with a Zinnian insistence that the Vietnam War was the work of politicians. But then when you form common cause with Communists, you can’t acknowledge that Communism might be an aggressive and murderous ideology. And that fighting it might be justified. Obama dismisses the ‘courage to fight’ and replaces it with the ‘courage to make peace’ which is more important. The only Vietnam War veterans worth honoring are appeasers like Kerry.”
Obama in Japan
On May 26, 2016, President Obama was in Japan and said, regarding a ceremony scheduled for the following day in Hiroshima, that the event would “honor all those who were lost in World War Two.”
Obama’s Remarks in Hiroshima
On May 27, 2016, President Obama delivered a speech in Hiroshima. Among his remarks were the following:
“Seventy-one years ago, on a bright cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed. A flash of light and a wall of fire destroyed a city and demonstrated that mankind possessed the means to destroy itself. Why do we come to this place, to Hiroshima? We come to ponder a terrible force unleashed in a not so distant past. We come to mourn the dead, including over 100,000 Japanese men, women and children, thousands of Koreans, a dozen Americans held prisoner. Their souls speak to us. They ask us to look inward, to take stock of who we are and what we might become….
“The world war that reached its brutal end in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was fought among the wealthiest and most powerful nations….
“… Yet in the image of a mushroom cloud that rose into these skies, we are most starkly reminded of humanity’s core contradiction. How the very spark that marks us as a species, our thoughts, our imagination, our language, our toolmaking, our ability to set ourselves apart from nature and bend it to our will — those very things also give us the capacity for unmatched destruction.
“… We stand here in the middle of this city and force ourselves to imagine the moment the bomb fell. We force ourselves to feel the dread of children confused by what they see. We listen to a silent cry.
“… But the memory of the morning of Aug. 6, 1945, must never fade. That memory allows us to fight complacency. It fuels our moral imagination. It allows us to change. And since that fateful day, we have made choices that give us hope. The United States and Japan have forged not only an alliance but a friendship that has won far more for our people than we could ever claim through war.
“… We may not be able to eliminate man’s capacity to do evil, so nations and the alliances that we form must possess the means to defend ourselves. But among those nations like my own that hold nuclear stockpiles, we must have the courage to escape the logic of fear and pursue a world without them. We may not realize this goal in my lifetime, but persistent effort can roll back the possibility of catastrophe. We can chart a course that leads to the destruction of these stockpiles. We can stop the spread to new nations and secure deadly materials from fanatics. And yet that is not enough. For we see around the world today how even the crudest rifles and barrel bombs can serve up violence on a terrible scale. We must change our mindset about war itself….
“We’re not bound by genetic code to repeat the mistakes of the past.
“… Those who died [in Hiroshima], they are like us. Ordinary people understand this, I think. They do not want more war. They would rather that the wonders of science be focused on improving life and not eliminating it. When the choices made by nations, when the choices made by leaders, reflect this simple wisdom, then the lesson of Hiroshima is done. The world was forever changed here, but today the children of this city will go through their day in peace. What a precious thing that is. It is worth protecting, and then extending to every child. That is a future we can choose, a future in which Hiroshima and Nagasaki are known not as the dawn of atomic warfare but as the start of our own moral awakening.”
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