The United Nations General Assembly is underway in New York City. Obama attended today and spoke TO the assembly. This is important because he finally made time in his schedule after doing such important things as appearing on The View yesterday while the world leaders were gathering. Remember too that Netanyahu had requested a meeting with Obama when he travelled to New York City for this meeting and the White House said Obama’s schedule was too busy.
So here is an excerpt of this loaded speech:
The future must not belong to those who target Coptic Christians in Egypt – it must be claimed by those in Tahrir Square who chanted “Muslims, Christians, we are one.” The future must not belong to those who bully women – it must be shaped by girls who go to school, and those who stand for a world where our daughters can live their dreams just like our sons. The future must not belong to those corrupt few who steal a country’s resources – it must be won by the students and entrepreneurs; workers and business owners who seek a broader prosperity for all people. Those are the men and women that America stands with; theirs is the vision we will support.
The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. Yet to be credible, those who condemn that slander must also condemn the hate we see when the image of Jesus Christ is desecrated, churches are destroyed, or the Holocaust is denied. Let us condemn incitement against Sufi Muslims, and Shiite pilgrims. It is time to heed the words of Gandhi: “Intolerance is itself a form of violence and an obstacle to the growth of a true democratic spirit.” Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them. That is what America embodies, and that is the vision we will support.
Ok – we have the President, who as a boy pushed a girl down on the playground to avoid being made fun of himself (as per his own book) now saying: The future must not belong to those who bully women
He leads with a statement of: The future must not belong to those who slander the prophet of Islam. So now all of a sudden we are in charge of free speech unless that speech slanders the prophet of Islam.
And this from the candidate who has spent the majority of his campaign defining his and Romney’s differences by attacking and demonizing Romney says: Together, we must work towards a world where we are strengthened by our differences, and not defined by them
It really is like he thinks no one is paying attention to this.