Wednesday, September 03, 2014

Great Responses in History

Read Noah Rothman and see what Obama's contribution was to these great speeches, delivered after attacks by the enemy:

"When American presidents respond to attacks and rally a shocked and dispirited public to their own defense, their inspired words echo throughout history.
'Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us,' Franklin Roosevelt declared in the wake of the attack on Pearl Harbor. 'No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people in their righteous might will win through to absolute victory.'
'Let me state as plainly as I can,' Ronald Reagan said in an address to the nation after the Soviet Union attacked and destroyed a Korean civilian airliner, 'there was absolutely no justification, either legal or moral, for what the Soviets did.'
Reagan, who approached the Cold War with the novel notion that America should endeavor 'win' it, minced no words. 'This crime against humanity must never be forgotten,' he insisted.
'It will not end until every terrorist group of global reach has been found, stopped and defeated,' George W. Bush said of the War on Terror before a joint session of Congress 9 days after the September 11th attacks. 'The only way to defeat terrorism as a threat to our way of life is to stop it, eliminate it and destroy it where it grows.'
It is difficult to envision the circumstances that would have led Roosevelt to suggest that the Empire of Japan, or Reagan the Soviets, or Bush al-Qaeda, must be shrunken and made manageable. They were the enemy, and the objective was their unqualified defeat."

The difference is that FDR, Reagan, and Bush cared about their country. Obama cares about himself.

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