Wednesday, 07 April 2010


Ken Berwitz

Is there something wrong with this man?

Robert McDonnell, the just-elected Republican Governor of Virginia, has reinstituted an initiative originated with Republican Governor George Allen and declared April as Confederate History Month,.  That is a bad idea on its face.

But it is even worse. When Allen made the proclamation declaring Confederate History Month he inserted an anti-slavery statement into it.  His purpose was solely to honor soldiers of Virginia even though they fought on the wrong side and for the wrong reasons. 

Incredibly, however, McDonnell has removed the anti-slavery part.

Is he nuts?  What possible reason can he have for doing this?

Douglas  Wilder, the former (Black) Governor of the state has, to this point, given McDonnell at least a tepid level of support.  I wonder what he thinks about this? 

I will be more than a little interested to hear Mr. McDonnell's explanation of what seems so clearly to be a stupid and racially offensive action.


UPDATE:  Better late than never, I suppose.

From the Associated Press:

Va. gov. concedes omission in history month decree

By BOB LEWIS (AP) 58 minutes ago


RICHMOND, Va. Gov. Bob McDonnell has conceded a "major omission" for not noting slavery in declaring April Confederate History Month in Virginia.


As part of his mea culpa, McDonnell inserted into the proclamation a paragraph condemning slavery as "evil and inhumane" and blaming it as the cause of the Civil War.


In a 400-word statement issued by his office, McDonnell said the failure to include a slavery reference was a mistake and apologized to any Virginian who might have been offended or disappointed.


On Tuesday, McDonnell said in a telephone news conference that he wasn't focused on slavery in drafting the decree but on Civil War history.


More Civil War battles were fought in Virginia than any other state, and Richmond was the capital of the Confederacy.

How could McDonnell have lapsed so badly.  What was he thinking?  Was he thinking?

I hope, for Virginia's sake, that this isn't a sign of how he will govern.....


Ken Berwitz

A couple of weeks ago there was a demonstration.  It was a demonstration of "Tea-partiers" protesting what they consider to be the out-of-control government spending and socializing of America.march. 

During that demonstration, there was a march of mostly Black congresspeople through the middle of the crowd.  They picked that day and that time to decline the underground passages congresspeople usually use to get from one federal building to another, and insteaed walked as conspicuously as possible through the protesters.  Presumably, they hoped this would incite at least some in the crowd to use racial epithets against them as they passed.

When no such racial epithets were used (not one of the countless recording devices there picked up even one person doing so), several lied and said they heard them anyway. 

And our wonderful "neutral" media - in the absence of any evidence whatsoever to show it happened - has reported those racial epithets so many times that many of us now "know" it happened, even though it didn't.


A couple of weeks ago there was a demonstration.  It was a demonstration of political radicals protesting what they consider to be illegal wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States in general and the country of Israel, along with support for hamas. There were also demands that "the truth" be told about 9/11; i.e. that it wasn't those planes crashing into the buildings, it was a controlled demolition; an "inside job". 

In this demonstration, the US was jeered, Israel was jeered. hamas was cheered and the US flag was burned by people who were not shy about showing how much they despise what the flag stands for. 

Here is a video from Accuracy In Media (via Fox, the only network I'm aware of which provided any appreciable coverage of the demonstration).  See for yourself:   (If you have trouble doing so, just click here):


And our wonderful "neutral" media, the ones who reported the nonexistent racial incident among Tea-partiers?  They left this virtually unreported.

If you have any questions about media bias, I expect at least some of them have just been answered.

Zeke .... ..... Scary Video .... .... Wing Nuts out in force .... .... AND, They BREATHE the SAME Air as You and Me .... ..... .... Ralph Nader is in form ... ... the 9/11 Truffers are there .... .... US Flag Burning ... ... very few people who are NOT white ... one black woman ("it's not Bush's war any more; it's now Obama's War") (04/07/10)


Ken Berwitz

Suppose the Bush administration were accused of illegally trying to buy off a potential primary challenger by offering that person a high level job.  Suppose the Bush administration then ignored the deadline for answering questions about it.  Do you think media would be ignoring that story?

Well, read this, and think about whether you've heard heard or seen a thing about it over the past two weeks or, most especially, in the print or broadcast news this morning:

White House Misses Deadline on GOP Inquiry About Sestak Scandal, Call for Special Prosecutor Likely

Tuesday, April 06, 2010
By Fred Lucas, Staff Writer


Washington ( The White House counsels office failed to meet an already extended deadline for answering questions from House Republicans about Rep. Joe Sestak (D-Pa.), who had said the White House offered him a high-level administration job in exchange for his not running against Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) in the Pennsylvania Democratic Senate primary.
White House spokesman Robert Gibbs also declined to say on Monday whether the administration would support a special prosecutor investigating the matter. Gibbs instead referred back to a Mar. 16 statement in which he said whatever White House conversations occurred with Sestak, they were not problematic.
Legal experts and members of Congress have said that if the White House made the quid pro quo job offer to Sestak, it could constitute a federal crime. Specter, a former district attorney, said it could constitute bribery.
The lack of response from the White House counsels office makes it likely that Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the ranking member of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will formally ask Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to review the matter.
CBS News first reported on Mar. 24 that Issa said if he did not receive satisfactory answers to his letter by the Apr. 5 deadline, then the next step would be to call for a special prosecutor to investigate.
The White House has not responded to Issas questions on the matter, Republican committee spokesman Kurt Bardella told Monday. Bardella said Issa intends to give the White House one more week.

So?  Did you know about this until now? I'm betting the answer is no you did not.

And that, folks, is how our wonderful "neutral" media operates.

But listen to them squeal like stuck pigs if you call them biased.


Ken Berwitz

If you read this blog you know that I have exactly zero problem with homosexuality.  People are who they are and what they are.  And if gay is who and what they are, then so be it.  Their sexuality is none of my business.

That said, however, it is certainly true that a great many people are uncomfortable with homosexuality, and a great many find it repulsive.  I disagree with them, but if that is how they feel, my differing view isn't going to change them.

So when a lesbian high school student was told she could not take a female date to her prom, and she decided to involve the ACLU and make a legal issue of it, I can't say I'm surprised that a lot of her classmates would be unhappy she did so.  Damn unhappy.

And here is what happened, courtesy of the UK's Daily Telegraph:

Disappointment as US high school students snub 'lesbian-friendly prom'

Senior prom fell far short of the rite of passage Constance McMillen was hoping for when she began a legal battle to challenge a ban on same-sex dates.  

Published: 7:00AM BST 07 Apr 2010

 The 18-year-old lesbian student said that she was one of only seven students to show up at a private party chaperoned by school officials. She said the rest of her peers went to another private event where she wasn't invited.

"It was not the prom I imagined," she said. "It really hurts my feelings. These are still people who I've gone through school with, even teachers who loved me before this all started. I've never been a bad student and I don't feel like I deserve to be put through this."

Her case drew a national spotlight after she and the American Civil Liberties Union challenged an Itawamba County School District rule that banned same-sex prom dates and a requirement that only male students wear tuxedos. Proms are parties held for students, generally in their senior year in high school.


The ACLU sent a demand letter to Superintendent Teresa McNeece in February, saying the rules against same-sex prom dates and girls wearing tuxedos violated Miss McMillen's constitutional rights. The district responded by withdrawing its sponsorship and cancelling the April 2 event.


In an apparent compromise, school district officials said parents would organise a private event with school chaperones that Miss McMillen could attend.


Miss McMillen didn't take her girlfriend because the girl's parents wouldn't let her go to the event. She did, however, wear a black tuxedo with another girl.


But when she, her date and a friend showed up at Fulton Country Club, only four other people were there. She left after half an hour.


Miss McMillen said she knew there was another event in the works and she has seen several pictures from the party on Facebook.


"When I found out that there was another prom, I called and asked if I was invited and (a student) told me the prom was at the country club so I took that as a 'no,"' Miss McMillen said.


It's unclear who organized the other dance, said Kristy Bennett, ACLU Mississippi legal director.

My take?  Sometimes it is not enough to be right about something.  Every day we have rights that we forgo because exercising them can cause problems we're not looking for. 

Here's an extreme example to make the point (and, no, I am not equating the people in the example to gays):  

-If a group of overweight, hairy men show up at a nice steakhouse on a Saturday night, they have the right to not shower, shave or shampoo for several days, to come in wearing hair shirts, and to eat the food with their hands.  They will disgust everyone else in the restaurant, but they will be within their rights.  And if they loudly proclaim on the way out that they're coming back next Saturday night - and that the ACLU will sue if the restaurant tries to exclude them - I guarantee business will be down when they return.

My point?  Having a right to do something doesn't mean it's a good thing to do.  There are times you just let it go.

Moving to the prom issue:  did Constance McMillen seriously think that forcing a same-sex prom on a school that clearly did not want one was going to be shrugged off?  Did she seriously doubt that students - including, I suspect, at least some who were supportive of her life style under other circumstances - would look for a different venue after she turned the prom into a contentious legal issue?

If Ms. McMillen is right about the students and teachers who "loved her" through her high school career, than maybe she should consider the possibility that her being a lesbian, in and of itself, was not the problem - but forcing it into the prom was.

You can, of course,  make a very good argument that "Yeah, they're ok with her lesbianism - as long as she's in the closet.  That's totally unfair and they're a bunch of hypocrites".   And, frankly, I'm sympathetic to this argument.  It holds a lot of water.

But, again:  just because you're right, and you can "prove" the other side is hypocritical (as we all are some of the time) doesn't make it a good idea to turn a prom into a forum for showing them all up.  That doesn't solve a thing, it just ruins the prom.

Not an easy issue, but there's my take on it.  What's yours?

Zeke .... ..... The ISSUE is NOT ... "The Issue" ...... ...... ....... ...... The Issue is POWER ! (04/07/10)


Ken Berwitz

I cant vouch for either the web site or Paul Williams.  But this article is unsettling enough to me that I want to post it (without further comment) so that you know what it says too, and can formulate your own judgment.

Here is the article.  Make of it what you will:

Exclusive: Worlds Most Dangerous Islamist Alive, Well, and Living in Pennsylvania

Paul Williams, PhD

An Islamic Armed Fortress Emerges in the Pocono Mountains

The most dangerous Islamist in the world is neither Afghani nor Arab.

He comes from neither Sudan nor Somalia.

And he resides in neither the mountains of Pakistan nor the deserts of the Palestinian territories.

This individual has toppled the secular government of Turkey and established madrassahs throughout the world.

His schools indoctrine children in the tenets of radical Islam and prepare adolescents for the Islamization of the world.

More than 90 of these madrassahs have been established as charter schools throughout the United States. They are funded by American taxpayers.

One of these charter schools Tarek ibn Zayed Academy (TiZA) in Minnesota is so radically Islamic and subversive in nature that the Minnesota Department of Education issued two citations against it and the American Civil Liberties Union is suing it.

Dozens of his universities, including the Faith University in Istabul, train young men to become lawyers, accountants, and political leaders so that they can take an active part in the restoration of the Ottoman Empire and the Islamization of the Western World.

He also allegedly operates compounds to train jihadis in the tactics of guerilla warfare.

This individual has amasssed a fortune over $30 billion for the creation of a universal caliphate.

His name is Fethullan Gulen and he resides not in the wilds of southern Turkey but the mountains of Northeastern Pennsylvania.

From his fortess headquarters, located on 28 acres at 1857 Mt. Eaton Road in Saylorsburg, Pennsylvania, Gulen plots the overthrow of secular governments and oversees the spread of education jihad throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States.

Gulen is surrounded by an army of over 100 Turkish Islamists, who guard him and tend to his needs. The army is comprised of armed militants who wear suits and ties and do not look like traditional Islamists in cloaks and turbans. They follow their hocaefendi's (master lords) orders and even refrain from marrying until age 50 per his instructions. When they do marry, their spouses are expected to dress in the Islamic manner, as dictated by Gulen himself.

The Saylorsburg property consists of a massive chalet surrounded by numerous out buildings, including recreational centers, dormitories, cabins for visiting foreign dignitaries, a helicopter pad, and firing ranges.

Neighbors complain of the incessant sounds of gunfire including the rat-tat-tat of fully automatic weapons coming from the compound and the low flying helicopter that circles the area in search of all intruders.

The FBI has been called to the scene, the neighbors say, but no action has been taken to end the illegal activity.

Sentries stand guard at the gates to the estate to turn away all curiosity seekers.

Within the sentry hut are wide screen televisions that project high resolution images from security cameras.

Before the hut is a sign that reads Golden Generation Worship and Retreat Center.

Its hard for the local residents to understand that the Muslim who operates this compound is not an American political or intelligence official but rather a radical Islamist from Turkey.

Gulen fled Turkey in 1998 to avoid prosecution on charges that he was attempting to undermine Turkeys secular government with the objective of establishing an Islamic government. Since his arrival in Pennsylvania, the Department of Homeland Security has been trying to deport him. But in 2008 a federal court ruled that Gulan was an individual with extraordinary ability in the field of education who merited permanent residence status in the U.S.

The ruling remains quizzical because Gulen has no formal education or training.

Gulen, according to the Middle East Quarterly, was a student and follower of Sheikh Sa'id-i Kurdi (1878-1960), also known as Sa'id-i Nursi, the founder of the Islamist Nur (light) movement. After Turkey's war of independence, Kurdi demanded, in an address to the new parliament, that the new republic be based on Islamic principles. He turned against Atatrk and his reforms and against the new modern, secular, Western republic.

How powerful is Gulen? And why is he such a threat to America and the Western world?

Consider this.

Turkey is now ruled by the Justice and Democratic Party (Adalet ve Kalkinma, AKP)- - a party under the Gulens control. Abdullah Gul, Turkeys first Islamist President, is a Gulen disciple along with Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Yusuf Ziya Ozcan, the head of Turkeys Council of Higher Education.

Under the AKP, Turkey has transformed from a secular state into an Islamic country with 85,000 active mosques one for every 350- citizens the highest number per capita in the world, 90,000 imams, more imams than teachers and physicians and thousands of state-run Islamic schools.

Despite the rhetoric of European Union accession, Turkey has transferred its alliance from Europe and the United States to Russia and Iran. It has moved toward friendship with Hamas, Hezbollah, and Syria and created a pervasive anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, and anti-America animus throughout the populace.

Speaking on Monday at the inauguration ceremony of "TRT al Turkiye," the new channel of the state run TV station TRT, Prime Minister Erdogan said Turkey will always be on the side of Muslims wherever they are.

Gulens tentacles stretch throughout the country since his followers, known as Fethullahists, have gained control of the countrys media outlets, its financial institutions and banks, and its business organizations.

According to Bayram Balci, a Turkish scholar, the Gulen schools that have been established throughout the world seek to expand the Islamization of Turkish nationality and the Turification of Islam in order to bring about a universal caliphate ruled by Islamic law.

Several countries have outlawed the establishment of Gulen schools and cemaats (communities) within their borders including Russia and Uzbekistan. Even the Netherlands, a nation that embraces pluralism and tolerance, has opted to cut funding to the Gulen schools because of their imminent threat to the social order.

But Gulens activities in the United States, including the establishment of an armed fortress in the midst of the Pocono Mountains, have escaped national press attention.

In his public statements, Gulen espouses a liberal version of Sunni/Hanafi Islam and promotes the Muslim notion of hizmet altruistic service to the common good.

Despite the paramilitary training at his Pocono fortress, Gulen has condemned terrorism and called for interfaith dialogue. He has met with Pope John Paul II, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomeos, and Israeli Sephardic Head Rabbi Eliyahu Bakshi-Doron.

In private, Gulen has stated that in order to reach the ideal Muslim society every method and path is acceptable, [including] lying to people.

In a sermon that was aired on Turkish television, Gulen said:

You must move in the arteries of the system without anyone noticing your existence until you reach all the power centers until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey Until that time, any step taken would be too earlylike breaking an egg without waiting the full forty days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you allin confidence trusting your loyalty and secrecy. I know that when you leave here[just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and the feelings that I expressed here.

Why has the federal government opted to turn a blind eye to Gulen and his mountain fortress?

Why have Gulens madrassahs been kept under the radar screen of Hoimeland Security?

Why have the CIA and FBI allowed Gulen to wreck havoc and topple secular governments without interruption or intervention?

The questions beg answers.



Ken Berwitz

Now we are up to 18 states whose Attorneys General are suing over the constitutionality of ObamaCare.

From Ed Morrissey at

States suing over ObamaCare now reaches 18

posted at 2:55 pm on April 7, 2010 by Ed Morrissey
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Even with Minnesota and Wisconsins Democratic Attorneys General opting to side with the feds rather than defend state sovereignty, the decision to fight ObamaCare in the courts over federal encroachment has become popular.  With the addition of five states today, the count has now reached 18 states that will demand action in court to stop the enforcement of the individual mandate, among other matters:

The joint lawsuit led by Florida and now grouping 18 states was filed on March 23. It claims the sweeping reform of the $2.5 trillion healthcare system violates state-government rights in the U.S. Constitution and will force massive new spending on hard-pressed state governments.

South Carolina, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Louisiana, Alabama, Colorado, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Washington, Idaho, and South Dakota had previously joined Floridas lawsuit.

We welcome the partnership of Indiana, North Dakota, Mississippi, Nevada and Arizona as we continue fighting to protect the constitutional rights of American citizens and the sovereignty of our states, Bill McCollum said.

Are there that many AGs looking for higher office? HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius was asked about the lawsuits yesterday, and dismissed them as cheap political stunts:

As we see in Minnesota, the political hackery seems to be more on the other foot. Sebelius may well be right, at least in the notion that courts will be loath to reverse the bill, but it sounds a little more like bravado. At the very least, more than a third of the states see a fundamental interest in stopping Washington from encroaching on their sovereignty, which makes this a bit more than a campaign stunt even if Sebelius could substantiate the notion that all 18 AGs (one of whom at least is a Democrat, Louisianas James Caldwell) are actually pursuing higher office at the moment.

Is this all for nothing?  Is ObamaCare a settled issue?

Maybe.  And, then again, maybe not. 

Stay tuned......


Ken Berwitz

Did you know that Islamic radicalism no longer exists?

Neither did I.

Now, which of us is going to tell Barack Obama?

Excerpted from an article in the Associated Press:

Islamic Radicalism Phrase to Be Removed from Obamas National Security Documents
Wednesday, April 07, 2010
By Matt Apuzzo, Associated Press

Washington (AP) - President Barack Obama's advisers plan to remove terms such as "Islamic radicalism" from a document outlining national security strategy and will use the new version to emphasize that the U.S. does not view Muslim nations through the lens of terrorism, counterterrorism officials say.
The change would be a significant shift in the National Security Strategy, a document that previously outlined the Bush Doctrine of preventive war. It currently states, "The struggle against militant Islamic radicalism is the great ideological conflict of the early years of the 21st century."
The officials described the changes on condition of anonymity because the document is still being written and is unlikely to be released for weeks, and the White House would not discuss it. But rewriting the strategy document is the latest example of Obama putting his stamp on U.S. foreign policy, as with his promises to dismantle nuclear weapons and limit the situations in which they can be used.
The revisions are part of a larger effort about which the White House talks openly, one that seeks to change not just how the U.S. talks to Muslim nations, but also what it talks to them about, from health care and science to business startups and education.
That shift away from terrorism has been building for a year, since Obama went to Cairo and promised a "new beginning" in the relationship between the U.S. and the Muslim world. The White House believes the previous administration based that relationship entirely on fighting terrorism and winning the war of ideas.
"You take a country where the overwhelming majority are not going to become terrorists, and you go in and say, 'We're building you a hospital so you don't become terrorists.' That doesn't make much sense," National Security Council staffer Pradeep Ramamurthy said.
"Do you want to think about the U.S. as the nation that fights terrorism or the nation you want to do business with?" Ramamurthy said.
Polio is endemic in three Muslim countries -- Nigeria, Pakistan and Afghanistan -- but some Muslim leaders have been suspicious of vaccination efforts, which they believed to be part of a CIA sterilization campaign. Last year, the OIC and religious scholars at the International Islamic Fiqh Academy issued a fatwa, or religious decree, that parents should vaccinate their children.
Obama did not invent Muslim outreach. President George W. Bush gave the White House its first Quran, hosted its first Iftar dinner to celebrate Ramadan and loudly stated support for Muslim democracies like Turkey.
But the Bush administration struggled with its rhetoric. Muslims criticized Bush for describing the war on terrorism as a "crusade" and labeling the invasion of Afghanistan "Operation Infinite Justice" -- words that were seen as religious. He regularly identified America's enemy as "Islamic extremists" and "radical jihadists."
Obama's foreign policy posture is not without political risk. Even as Obama steps up airstrikes on terrorists abroad, he has proven vulnerable to Republican criticism on security issues at home, such as the failed Christmas Day airline bombing and the announced-then-withdrawn plan to prosecute self-described 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in New York.
Peter Feaver, a Duke University political scientist and former Bush adviser, is skeptical of Obama's engagement effort. It "doesn't appear to have created much in the way of strategic benefit" in the Middle East peace process or in negotiations over Iran's nuclear ambitions, he said.
Obama runs the political risk of seeming to adopt politically correct rhetoric abroad while appearing tone-deaf on national security issues at home, Feaver said.

I bet you're thinking to yourself "Isn't this just like that imbecilic idea of calling terrorism "man-made disasters"?  And didn't the Obama administration suddenly start calling it terrorism again after the terrorist loser umar farouk abdulmutallab tried to blow up a plane over Detroit last Christmas?  Didn't Obama learn then that playing such rhetorical games is ridiculous? 

Me too.

Unfortunately, however, my conclusion is that removing the term "Islamic radicalism" from our lexicon proves he didn't learn a thing.  Do you agree?

Zeke .... imbecilic idea of calling terrorism "man-made disasters" .... ..... anthropogenic (man-made) disasters are a major concern ...... like Anthropogenic GW .... .... that is a major issue .... ... we need to invest billions in AGW ... anthropogenic Gravitational Weakening ..... AGW will cause us all to become weightless and fly into space ..... ... it will put Weight Watchers out of business .... Anthropogenic Global Weakening will cause the oceans to rise, since the water will weigh nothing. .... ..... ..... .... sheesh .. this makes as much sense as Global Warming .... .... (04/07/10)


Ken Berwitz

Here is what passes as an intelligent interview in the not-very-wide world of MSNBC.  It comes to us from Kyle Drennen at  (the bold print is his, not mine):

Zeke .... ..... I don't often agree with the woman .... ..... but she occasionally gets it right ........ ....... “I’m sick and tired of people who say that if you debate and disagree with this administration, somehow you’re not patriotic. We need to stand up and say we’re Americans, and we have the right to debate and disagree with any administration.” ..... ...... ........ ...... ...... – Hillary Rodham Clinton .... ..... April 28, 2003.... ..... ..... (04/08/10)


Ken Berwitz

From, with tongue firmly in cheek.  I think.

Explosive Secret Diagram Shows Guam Tragedy Imminent!

When US Rep Hank Johnson voiced his concern about Guam tipping over from too many people, most of us just laughed.

Now this explosive scientific diagram has surfaced, showing that engineers have long feared exactly this type of situation. If action is taken to save this pristine island from tragedy, we can all thank US Rep Hank Johnson and the Democrats, the party of science.

Who looks stupid now, huh?


Ken Berwitz

For what seems like the 3,826th time, President Obama has threatened Iran with "tough new sanctions".

Here, from Reuters, is what Iran's fraudulently elected President, mahmoud ahmadinejad, has to say about this:

(Reuters) - Iran's president made a scathing and personal attack on U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday as an "inexperienced amateur" who was too quick to threaten to use nuclear weapons against enemies of the United States.


Commenting on new U.S. policy restrictions on the use of atomic weapons which sent a stern message to nuclear-defiant Iran that it remained a potential target, hard-line Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told Obama that Iran would not yield to threats.

"Obama made these latest remarks because he is inexperienced and an amateur politician," Ahmadinejad said on Iranian television. "American politicians are like cowboys. Whenever they have legal shortcomings, their hands go to their guns."

Obama had made a diplomatic overture to Tehran soon after he took power in 2009, urging it to "unclench its fist."

But since then a confrontation has intensified over Iran's nuclear activities which the West suspects aims to develop an atomic bomb and which Tehran says is for civilian use.

Obama has recently urged U.N. Security Council members to back new sanctions against Iran.

Meanwhile, Israel is being told to sit tight and not act to protect itself against ahmadinejad - who has told the world he wants Israel wiped off the face of the earth" - as he builds the nuclear weaponry to do so.  Israel is being told that it shouldn't worry;  President Obama is handling things through diplomatic channels.

Tell me:  Does ahmadinejad's statement give you confidence that President Obama has the matter in hand?  Do you think Israel is going to sit on its hands and not act because Mr. Obama is taking care of business?

This, folks, is what happens when we elect a Chicago machine politician with no qualifications for the presidency.  We get an incompetent egotist who thinks his personality and speaking talent will carry the day. 

Well, it doesn't.  Now what do we do? 

The answer is in November of this year.  And especially November of 2012.

They can't come fast enough.


free` Ken, I don't think you give enough credit to the fraudulent MSM for obama getting elected. I know the majority of voters were the reason he is potus, but I think the media are more to blame than many of the voters who don't have all day to research and expect the media to give them the straight dope. (04/07/10)

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