As Barack Obama’s Europalooza 2009 World Tour rolls on, it’s becoming more and more obvious that the mainstream media is more concerned about the latest fashion trend being set by First Lady Jackie Kennedy Michelle Obama than paying attention to the fact that the Emperor himself is running out of clothing.
When he was a candidate, and looking for support from the American-Armenian community, it was candidate Obama who boldly described the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Turks in World War I as the “Armenian Genocide,” one that was “widely documented” and would be “commemorated” by an Obama administration.
Yesterday, while in Turkey meeting with Turkish President Abdullah Gul, Obama quickly showed not only his lack of experience as a political leader, but also proved himself to be a statesman who can not be trusted to stand by his words.
Acknowledging only that Turkey and Armenia are currently “involved in delicate negotiations,” Obama avoided all but a fleeting mention of the Armenian Holocaust, instead stating he does not want to impact the negotiations currently taking place between the two countries. In doing so, he trivialized a two-year campaign of mass starvation, physical and sexual abuse, and the eventual murder of 1.5 million Armenians, reducing it to being little more than just one part of a “whole host of issues.”
Obama also missed the chance to back up his words to the Armenian community he courted for support two years ago. In passing up that opportunity, Obama demonstrated the difference between a true statesman who looks out for the interestes of those he serves, and a mere politician who promotes only himself and his own interests.
- Imagine the United States not wishing to do it’s part regarding the liberation of Europe during the second World War? After all, wasn’t that just part of a whole host of issues being handled with Germany?
- Imagine President Ronald Reagan not having the guts to tell Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev to “Tear Down This Wall!”
Imagine such a wholesale lack of character and you have President Barack Hussein Obama. My guess is that the impression of Obama most European nations came away with after a litany of his oratory is that they now have a better understanding of the inspiration for America’s “Self-Serve Gas Pumps.”
UPDATE: Interestlingly enough, Gateway Pundit has a somewhat different take on the subject.