Mr. “Hi Everybody” trots out his weekly address
Hi everybody. I hope you all had a safe and happy Fourth of July, filled with parades, cookouts, fireworks and family reunions.
We celebrated at the White House with a few hundred members of the military and their families. And we took a moment amid the festivities to remember what our Independence Day is all about – what happened 237 years ago, and what it meant to the world.
On July 4th, 1776, a small band of patriots declared that we were a people created equal – free to think and worship and live as we please. It was a declaration heard around the world – that we were no longer colonists, we were Americans, and our destiny would not be determined for us; it would be determined by us.
It was a bold and tremendously brave thing to do. It was also nearly unthinkable. At that time, kings and princes and emperors ruled the world. But those patriots were certain that a better way was possible. And to achieve it – to win their freedom – they were willing to lay it all on the line. Their lives. Their fortunes. Their sacred honor.
They fought a revolution. Few would have bet on our side to win. But for the first of many times to come, America proved the doubters wrong.
Of course, does anyone actually believe Obama believes this? He surely would have allied himself with King George and the over-bearing and unaccountable Colonial governors. But, anyhow, he’s not quite as concerned about Egyptians wanted a non-Islamist democratic model government
(The Hill) President Obama late Wednesday declared himself “very concerned” by the Egyptian military’s overthrow of the country’s democratically elected president and said his administration was reviewing U.S. military aid as a result.
In his first statement since the Egyptian army and the opposition overthrew President Mohamed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood government, Obama repeated that the United States was not taking sides in the dispute and avoided using the word “coup.” He called on the military to quickly restore power to a “democratically elected civilian government.”
“The United States is monitoring the very fluid situation in Egypt, and we believe that ultimately the future of Egypt can only be determined by the Egyptian people,” Obama said in a statement. “Nevertheless, we are deeply concerned by the decision of the Egyptian Armed Forces to remove President Morsy and suspend the Egyptian constitution.
It is actually the law to cut off aid after a coup. Will Team Obama deem this a coup? They seem to have more in common with Morsi (or is it “Morsy”?) than with those who would prefer not to have a tyrannical (and Islamist) government. The Daily Beast (surprisingly) takes a harsh look at Obama’s revisionist history regarding Egypt.
Obama has a terrible record when it comes to the Arab Spring, starting with the Iranian Green Revolution. He was always too late, if involved at all…well, except for Libya, where he used US military force to make sure France and Britain continued to get oil from Libya. And how’s Libya looking now? As far as America goes, Obama has virtually eliminated US influence in Egypt, and the Egyptian people showed their derision.
BTW, out of the top ten favorite July 4th moments for the White House, of course 6 of them are about Obama (and the one about visiting the troops in Iraq featured Joe Biden, not Obama).