06 April 2009

06 April 2009 - An Obama statement to agree with

I still disagree with many aspects of his foreign policy, including his obsequious approach to the Arab and Muslim world, but at least President Obama has come out against the canard that Israel is the reason Al-Qaeda hates America:

Al Qaeda is still bent on carrying out terrorist activity. It is-- al Qaeda is still bent on carrying out terrorist activity. It is, you know, don't fool yourselves because some people say, well, you know, if we changed our policies with respect to Israeli/Palestinian conflict or if we were more respectful towards the Muslim world, suddenly, these organizations would stop threatening us.

That's just not the case. It is true that we have to change our behavior in showing the Muslim world greater respect and changing our language and changing our tone. It is true that we have to work very hard for Israeli/Palestinian peace.

But what is also true is that these organizations are willing to kill innocent people because of a twisted distorted ideology and we, as democracies and as people who value human life, can't allow those organizations to operate.


At 6:20 PM, Anonymous Diane said...

Hey Joel,

Is this you? http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2009/04/07/harvard_student_takes_on_barney_frank_over_economy.html

At 10:57 PM, Anonymous becky said...

Joel, you were on the right track with Barney Frank. You are just too young to remember but in 1999 Frank was in a Senate hearing raving about minorities not living the American Dream by being able to own a home. He was grilling some conservative but I don't remember who it was. I am sure you can find the info. Frank was so scared when you ask him that question because he was afraid someone might remember that hearing. Becky Kelly

At 11:03 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Historicaly you have to go back to a Col. in the Egyptian Army connected to Hitler. Hitler brought these Islamist into Germany and trained them. They were connected by their hate toward the Jewish people. This Col. started the Bath Party. Can't remember his name but that is the hate connection in the islamic nations. That is why Iran says there wasn't any Holocaust. Their belief are connected to Hitler.Who said one man can't have much of an effect.

At 6:41 PM, Anonymous Jackie Tomko said...

Dear Joel, Just wanted to send you KUDOS for your stamina and composure while questioning Barney Frank. My husband and I watched the clip on "Greta" and both were very impressed. We only can hope that our children could stand their ground as you did...and rightly so! I've said for a long time that many of these Liberal officials are "bullies" and that was very apparent in his reply. You have given us hope that there are indeed young people out there able to continue the work of protecting the conservative ideals that have historically made this country great! God Bless You! Keep up the good work! The Tomkos...upstate NY

At 12:04 AM, Blogger Joel said...

Thanks for all the support, everyone!


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