In his final finger-wagging sermon before the United Nations General Assembly, President Obama last week saved some his most pointed criticism for the nation that elected him.
By one count, the president “talked down” America 11 times. Among the references:
–America’s “patchwork of laws” makes it difficult for citizens to vote.
–America has made “our share of mistakes over these last 25 years.”
–The world will become more secure when powerful nations like the U.S. accept constraints.
“But I am convinced that in the long run, giving up some freedom of action, not giving up our ability to protect ourselves or pursue our core interests, but binding ourselves to international rules, over the long term enhances our security.”
So, who needs Congress?
Among “accomplishments,” Obama cited a nonbinding U.N. climate accord — which leaves the U.S. holding the bag while other countries do zilch to reduce emissions — and restored diplomatic relations with Cuba, where Team Castro continues to denigrate the U.S. and Obama.
Yet in the grim aftermath of bombings just days ago in the New York metropolitan area, let alone in Europe over the past year, Obama referred to “terrorists” only twice in his remarks.
Sadly under the Obama administration, in accord with the U.N. — which is all too eager to criticize the U.S. — the disease that is terrorism have metastasized.
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