In updated memoir, Obama expresses compassion for 9/11 terrorists

In updated memoir, Obama expresses compassion for 9/11 terrorists

Let him be clearer. If Barack Obama wasn’t already crystal clear in his views about the identity of America’s enemy, or lack thereof, he has eliminated all doubt in an update of his 1995 memoir, “Dreams from My Father.”

According to Obama, if America has an enemy at all — besides the Republican Party — it’s the “desperation and disorder of the powerless,” which enables good people to “easily slip into violence and despair.” They also appear to cling, interestingly enough, to guns and religion, but that’s a formula Obama chooses to apply to another group.

According to the New York Post, Obama identifies with people beaten down by life, which in his twisted world view, includes the 19 terrorists who commandeered jetliners on Sept. 10, 2001, flying them variously into the World Trade Center and Pentagon. (A third plane, aiming for the White House, was diverted from its course by renegade passengers who ultimately forced it down in a Pennsylvania field.) When all was said and done, 3,000 Americans had died imaginably grotesque deaths.

But they weren’t the only victims, according to the president. The Post quotes him as writing:

This collective history, this past, directly touches my own. Not merely because, as a consequence of 9/11, my name is an irresistible target of mocking websites from overzealous Republican operatives. But also because the underlying struggle between worlds of plenty and worlds of want … is the struggle set forth, on a miniature scale, in this book.

I know, I have seen, the desperation and disorder of the powerless; how it twists the lives of children on the streets of Jakarta or Nairobi in much the same way as it does the lives of children on Chicago’s South Side, how narrow the path is for them between humiliation and untrammeled fury, how easily they slip into violence and despair. I know that the response of the powerful to this disorder — alternating as it does between a dull complacency and, when the disorder spills out of its proscribed confines, a steady, unthinking application of force, of longer prison sentences and more sophisticated military hardware — is inadequate to the task.

If there was ever a more cogent or compelling argument for why Congress needs to bring articles of impeachment against this lunatic, I can’t imagine what it would be.

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Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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