1)Obama has stated that the US and Iran have a “mutual interest” in fighting the Taliban, and that Iran “could be a constructive partner” with the US in creating a stable Afghanistan.
Reality: A State Department report, issued the day after Obama’s expression of his fantasy:
Iran’s Qods Force provided training to the Taliban in Afghanistan on small unit tactics, small arms, explosives, and indirect fire weapons. Since at least 2006, Iran has arranged arms shipments to select Taliban members, including small arms and associated ammunition, rocket propelled grenades, mortar rounds, 107mm rockets, and plastic explosives.
2)The United States government is paying for Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, the man behind the so-called Ground Zero mosque, to go on a trip representing the US in Arab countries. Rauf has refused to denounce Hamas as a terrorist organization, and has stated that the US shares responsibility for the 9/11 terrorist attacks..indeed, that US policies made us “an accessory to” the attacks.
3)Nancy Pelosi has demanded an investigation of those opposing the Ground Zero mosque. (After the predictable and justified firestorm of outrage broke, she amended her statement to say that she also wanted an investigation of the funding of the mosque itself.)
4)Arne Duncan, Obama’s Secretary of Education, plans to speak at an August 28 rally being organized by Al Sharpton. One would think that after all the concerns raised about Obama’s 20 years as a congregant of the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, his administration would be a little shy about associating with someone of Sharpton’s ilk. Evidently not.
Disconnection from reality, arrogance, unwillingness to accept criticism and to discuss other points of view, contempt for and hostility toward broad swaths of the American population–these have become the hallmarks of the Obama adminstration and its enablers in Congress. I expected that Obama would be a bad President, but the level of his awfulness continues to astound.
(Sharpton link via Common Sense & Wonder)