TribLIVE

| Opinion/The Review

 
Larger text Larger text Smaller text Smaller text | Order Photo Reprints

Obama at the U.N.: More explanations

Email Newsletters

Click here to sign up for one of our email newsletters.

Letters home ...

Traveling abroad for personal, educational or professional reasons?

Why not share your impressions — and those of residents of foreign countries about the United States — with Trib readers in 150 words?

The world's a big place. Bring it home with Letters Home.

Contact Colin McNickle (412-320-7836 or cmcnickle@tribweb.com).

Daily Photo Galleries

'American Coyotes' Series

Traveling by Jeep, boat and foot, Tribune-Review investigative reporter Carl Prine and photojournalist Justin Merriman covered nearly 2,000 miles over two months along the border with Mexico to report on coyotes — the human traffickers who bring illegal immigrants into the United States. Most are Americans working for money and/or drugs. This series reports how their operations have a major impact on life for residents and the environment along the border — and beyond.

Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012, 8:57 p.m.
 

More a rehash of failed policies than a warning after the attacks on America's embassies, President Obama's address to the United Nations this week offered explanations where outrage was due.

In his 30-minute speech, Mr. Obama made repeated references to Ambassador Christopher Stevens, who was slain with three other Americans in Benghazi, Libya, by terrorists. But he did so in a U.N. context: “The attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on America. They are also an assault on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded.”

Except those so-called “ideals” have been long abandoned by what's become a world haven for hate-mongers — the very same who gave Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad a podium from which to threaten Israel.

Obama went into great explanation of America's cherished right to free speech, which is inconsequential to terrorists who don't need an excuse to hate and attack America.

With regard to a nuclear-armed Iran, Obama offered the same warning that he delivered the year before. And we've seen what a game-changer that's been.

Additionally, Obama said he won't relent from his support of democratic freedoms in the Muslim world, which over the past year has elevated some of the worst elements of Islamofascism.

Mr. Obama's failure is his blind faith in all things Turtle Bay. And that's dangerously misplaced.

Subscribe today! Click here for our subscription offers.

 

 


Show commenting policy

Most-Read Stories

  1. Steelers’ Harrison awaits go-ahead from Tomlin before practicing
  2. 4 ejections, benches-clearing scrum mark Pirates’ win over Reds
  3. Slot cornerback Boykin should give Steelers options in secondary
  4. Zimbabwe alleges Murrysville doctor illegally killed lion
  5. Inside the Steelers: Roethlisberger strong in goal-line drills
  6. Pirates notebook: Burnett says ‘surgery is not an option’
  7. 2 teens drown in Lawrence County creek
  8. Gameday: Pirates vs. Cubs, August 3, 2015
  9. High school notebook: Christy will join Knoch football staff
  10. Steelers notebook: WR Bryant sidelined after minor procedure on right elbow
  11. Obama orders steeper emission cuts from power plants