Our incredibly shrinking president is reduced to playing supplicant to his Iranian counterpart.
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Obama said, “I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. Ground zero is, indeed, hallowed ground,” adding: “This is America, and our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable. The principle that people of all faiths are welcome in this country, and will not be treated differently by their government, is essential to who we are.”
But who we are is different from who Obama is. The Ground Zero zone is hallowed ground, and the public outcry at Obama’s endorsement of the mosque there has him back pedaling fast. This is an argument we can win. There are at least 100 mosques already in New York City. There can be another, but not in the Ground Zero zone. Americans are justifiably outraged, and we can — and should — block this monument to the Islamist ideology just as we would block a memorial to the Japanese Shinto religion at Pearl Harbor.
Ahmadinejad — and Putin, Hu Jintao and every other enemy we have — see Obama’s vulnerability to any claim made in the name of Islam and take advantage of it at every opportunity.
There is nothing to be gained, and much to be lost, in an Obama-Ahmadinejad meeting. Iran is the principal state sponsor of terrorism in the world. It must be defeated, not embraced by our Incredible Shrinking President.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?