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Obama at the U.N.: More explanations

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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.

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