In a statement meant to bring the applause our Apologist-In-Chief craves to feed his ego, he drew a direct parallel of the massacre of over 6 million Jews at the hands of the Nazis and the desire of the Palestinian’s to have their own homeland.
In an interesting twist, the homeland they are demanding is to come at the expense of the Jews that now live in Israel, and was once controlled by Egypt (you know – the place where he spoke today).
“The second major source of tension that we need to discuss is the situation between Israelis, Palestinians and the Arab world.”
“America’s strong bonds with Israel are well known. This bond is unbreakable. It is based upon cultural and historical ties, and the recognition that the aspiration for a Jewish homeland is rooted in a tragic history that cannot be denied.”
“Around the world, the Jewish people were persecuted for centuries, and anti-Semitism in Europe culminated in an unprecedented Holocaust. Tomorrow, I will visit Buchenwald, which was part of a network of camps where Jews were enslaved, tortured, shot and gassed to death by the Third Reich. Six million Jews were killed — more than the entire Jewish population of Israel today. Denying that fact is baseless, ignorant, and hateful. Threatening Israel with destruction — or repeating vile stereotypes about Jews — is deeply wrong, and only serves to evoke in the minds of Israelis this most painful of memories while preventing the peace that the people of this region deserve.”
“On the other hand, it is also undeniable that the Palestinian people — Muslims and Christians — have suffered in pursuit of a homeland. For more than sixty years they have endured the pain of dislocation. Many wait in refugee camps in the West Bank, Gaza, and neighboring lands for a life of peace and security that they have never been able to lead. They endure the daily humiliations — large and small — that come with occupation. So let there be no doubt: the situation for the Palestinian people is intolerable. America will not turn our backs on the legitimate Palestinian aspiration for dignity, opportunity, and a state of their own.”
There’s a name for this type of comparison. It’s called “moral equivalency,” and can be defined like this:
Defining distinct and conflicting moral behaviors in similar terms.
Comparing the torture and mass execution of millions of people simply because of their race to that of a group of people who want to own the land that they already live on is an obvious attempt to define “conflicting moral behaviors in similar terms.” Obviously, there can be no comparison. Of course, when your motivated by ego and a desire to get back in touch with your Islamic roots, what’s a little exaggeration about those big, bad, nasty and selfish Jews.
Now, let’s look at the messiah’s – can he still be called that now that he’s a Muslim again? – own words in today’s speech for an example of a moral contradiction, which is defined as “morally inconsistent.”
I know there has been controversy about the promotion of democracy in recent years, and much of this controversy is connected to the war in Iraq. So let me be clear: no system of government can or should be imposed upon one nation by any other.
At the same time, Israelis must acknowledge that just as Israel’s right to exist cannot be denied, neither can Palestine’s. The United States does not accept the legitimacy of continued Israeli settlements. This construction violates previous agreements and undermines efforts to achieve peace. It is time for these settlements to stop.
So, let me get this straight. If we are talking about democracy in Iraq, we don’t have the right to “impose” on another nation, but when an existing democracy takes action in it’s own best interest, then it’s our way or the highway?
By the way, I wonder if those millions of people that Saddam Hussein murdered (no direct relation to Barack Hussein, but both are Muslim) would have had a problem with America spreading democracy.
Today’s speech in the land where Islam was founded was further confirmation that Obama has fully embraced his Islamic roots and is willing to do so while abandoning Christianity and the Nation of Israel. While this is a clear demonstration of his political talent, it’s a path that leads to a less secure America and Israel.
By the way, Barry, in your speech today, you made that claim that your Islamic faith has a long history of “religious tolerance.” Excuse me? Islamic nations continue to persecute Christians, along with those of other non-Islamic faiths, with torture, relocation and even death, including the nation where you chose to speak today.
Maybe that’s another one of those “moral equivalent” situations, huh?
What others had to say:
- Obama’s moral equivalence of the day – Israel Matzav
- How Obama’s Cairo Speech Threw Israel Under the Bus – YID With LID
- Obama’s Speech Was Abstract, Vapid, and Self Absorbed – The Right Scoop
- Barack HUSSEIN Obama’s speech to Muslims in Cairo – Quoting the Quran instead of the Bible | Fire Andrea Mitchell!
- The Day In Israel: Thurs June 4th, 2009 | Israellycool
- Obama’s apologetic speech in Cairo | 2SecondsFaster.com
- The Cairo Speech | The Lonely Conservative
- America, where the lunatics run the asylum: does he really believe he is pharaoh…? — Winds Of Jihad By SheikYerMami