If you thought that the Boston Marathon bombings would preclude a repeat of presidential apology tours on foregn soil — like President Obama’s 2009 pilgrimage to Cairo to beg the sharia law-loving Muslim Brotherhood’s forgiveness of American presidents not named Obama for backing Egyptian leaders who wouldn’t arm suicide bombers bound for pizza parlors in Tel Aviv — you would be wrong:
Once again blaming his own country for Mexico’s gun violence without mentioning Fast and Furious, the gun runner in chief pledges to find and jail gun smugglers. Perhaps he should start with his own administration.
‘We recognize that most of the guns used to commit violence here in Mexico come from the United States. … We’ll keep increasing the pressure on the gun traffickers who bring illegal guns into Mexico, and we’ll keep putting these criminals where they belong — behind bars,” President Obama told students assembled at the Anthropology Museum in Mexico City on Friday, repeating a big lie he’s said before.
Obama did not mention Fast and Furious, the administration’s gunrunning operation into Mexico, which started in the fall of 2009 and ended in December 2010 only after Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry was murdered in Arizona with one of the weapons we provided to the Mexican drug cartels. Immigration Customs Enforcement Agent Jaime Zapata was also killed by Fast and Furious weapons, as have been hundreds of Mexican nationals.
Not to be outdone on non-golf vacation homeland turf, at a rare White House news conference last week, the president was asked about the hunger strike by illegal Islamist terrorist combatants detained at the U.S. military base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba:
Bill Plante (CBS): Mr. President, as you’re probably aware, there’s a growing hunger strike at Guantanamo Bay, among prisoners there. Is it any surprise, really, that they would prefer death rather than have no end in sight to their confinement?
PRESIDENT OBAMA: Well, it is not a surprise to me that we’ve got problems in Guantanamo, which is why, when I was campaigning in 2007 and 2008 and when I was elected in 2008, I said we need to close Guantanamo.
I continue to believe that we’ve got to close Guantanamo. I think — well, you know, I think it is critical for us to understand that Guantanamo is not necessary to keep America safe. It is expensive. It is inefficient. It hurts us in terms of our international standing. It lessens cooperation with our allies on counter-terrorism efforts. It is a recruitment tool for extremists. It needs to be closed.
Now Congress determined that they would not let us close it and despite the fact that there are a number of the folks who are currently in Guantanamo who the courts have said could be returned to their country of origin or potentially a third country.
This conservative Republican wouldn’t have a problem with yet another Barack Hussein Obama Apology Tour if only it consisted of a belated fast and furious mea culpa accepting blame for his own failings as President, rather than presuming to apologize for blameless Americans. We would be reassured to see our President shed crocodile tears for the victims of Gitmo and other Islamist terrorists, especially if it coincided with a Nixonian resignation admitting his dereliction of Commander-in-Chief duties in Benghazi (The private sector, and work on his third autobiography, awaits, but I digress).
And what American wouldn’t rejoice if their Chief Executive took his first focused-on-creating-private-sector-jobs tour in Texas or any other state, if only upon his return home he would tour Capitol Hill to sign legislation repealing Obamacare and other Democratic Party-enacted job-killing legislation he signed over the last four years. But what seems more likely, is that President Obama will claim credit for the Lone Star state economy despite his responsibility for assaults Texans have ameliorated against the EPA and his deep water oil drilling moratoriums for which he was held in contempt of court.
There are few states that can boast of good economy over the past four years, and even those that can could be doing much better had Obama and the Democrats not held all levers of power in D.C. for two years and prevented any job-creating, pro-business legislation from seeing the light of day with shared power over the last two years.
Until 2016 too many of us cry crocodile tears daily for the poor denied an opportunity to work, the middle class the opportunity to stay there and our armed forces led by the likes of Obama, Hillary come Kerry, that are indifferent to their plight.
“One man with courage makes a majority.” – Andrew Jackson