Krauthammer: Obama 'Did More In 3 Min To Delegitimize Israel Than Any Prez In US History'
Charles Krauthammer delivered this blow to Obama after his treacherous speech to the Muslim World from Cairo last week: “Obama Did More In 3 Minutes To Delegitimize Israel Than Any Pres In American History.”
Krauthammer was obviously not impressed with the president’s destructive attitude towards our ally Israel:
Likewise Victor Davis Hanson corrected the self-proclaimed “student of history” in his latest column:
In his speech last week in Cairo, President Obama proclaimed he was a “student of history.” But despite Barack Obama’s image as an Ivy-League-educated intellectual, he lacks historical competency, both in areas of facts and interpretation…
In the recent Cairo speech, Obama’s historical allusions were even more suspect. Almost every one of his references was either misleading or incomplete. He suggested that today’s Middle East tension was fed by the legacy of European colonialism and the Cold War that had reduced nations to proxies.
But the great colonizers of the Middle East were the Ottoman Muslims, who for centuries ruled with an iron fist. The 20th-century movements of Baathism, Pan-Arabism and Nasserism — largely homegrown totalitarian ideologies — did far more damage over the last half-century to the Middle East than the legacy of European colonialism.
Obama also claimed that “Islam … carried the light of learning through so many centuries, paving the way for Europe’s Renaissance and Enlightenment.” While medieval Islamic culture was impressive and ensured the survival of a few classical texts — often through the agency of Arabic-speaking Christians — it had little to do with the European rediscovery of classical Greek and Latin values. Europeans, Chinese and Hindus, not Muslims, invented most of the breakthroughs Obama credited to Islamic innovation…
Obama also insisted that “Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance. We see it in the history of Andalusia and Cordoba during the Inquisition.” Yet the Spanish Inquisition began in 1478; by then Cordoba had long been re-conquered by Spanish Christians, and was governed as a staunchly Christian city.
In reference to Iraq, President Obama promised that “no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.” Is he unaware of how the United States imposed democracies after World War II?
After the defeat of German Nazism, Italian fascism and Japanese militarism, Americans — by force — insisted that these nations adopt democratic governments, for their own sakes and the world’s. Indeed, it is hard to think of too many democratic governments that did not emerge from violence — including our own.
Obama’s speech in Cairo was nothing more than a listing of Far Left anti-Western trutherisms.
His words did nothing to promote political dissidents and everything to strengthen the brutal regimes.
It was a huge leap backwards for democratic reform for the region.