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Conservatve Leaders Speak Out Against Obama’s Apology Tour

on 9.25.09 | 9:54AM

MEMO FOR THE MOVEMENT

Obama continues his Apology and Appeasement Tour-

with a stop at the United Nations

RE:

Having declared himself a "citizen of the world," President Obama has apologized to the rest of the world for the perceived transgressions of Americans with whom he does not agree, and has broken agreements with our friends in order to curry favor with our adversaries. President Obama now proceeds to the chair of the United Nations Security Council to continue his path of appeasement and violation of the canons of statecraft.

ACTION:
We urge you to contact your elected officials and the White House and remind them that it is their responsibility to promote America's national interest on the world-stage rather than engage in futile flattery and apology to other nations. We are very disappointed by our Commander-in-Chief's words and actions that have discredited America.

ISSUE-IN-BRIEF:

Specifically, we submit that President Obama and his Administration have been derelict in the exercise of foreign policy, diplomacy, and statecraft as follows:

1. Trying to appease enemies at the expense of friends.

a. Obama's attempt to "reset" relations with Russia has consisted of helping Vladimir Putin attain his goal of re-establishing the old Soviet Empire, and signaling to Eastern Europe that we will not let their interests stand in the way of appeasing Russia. The U.S. has quietly withdrawn support from Georgia; has let Ukraine know that it can no longer count on U.S. support; and has withdrawn our agreement to place anti-missile equipment in the Czech Republic and Poland.

b. Obama's attempts to pressure Israel to stop building settlements on the West Bank in the hopes that the Saudis will engage in "land for peace" negotiations have been summarily rejected by the Saudis.

c. Obama has removed our opposition to Syria's resumption of control over Lebanon through Hezbollah, and exerted pressure on Israel to surrender the Golan Heights, hoping to gain diplomatic points with Syria.

d. Obama has insisted that Honduras' removal of its President for violation of the Honduran Constitution was a "military coup" and has withdrawn aid and support for the Honduran Government in favor of the demands of Hugo Chavez and other Latin American authoritarian leftists.

2. Choosing to engage in diplomacy at the UN over issues of climate change rather than promote America's security and economic interests.

3. Exercising Diplomatic Malpractice by pursuing international negotiations as ends in themselves.

a. Obama has attempted to restart Arab-Israeli peace negotiations by pressing Israel to make preemptive concessions just to get a seat at the table, but with no results whatsoever.

b. Obama claimed success when Iran agreed to face-to-face negotiations, even though Iran rejected the possibility of any discussions about its nuclear program, which was the purpose of the negotiations in the first place

4. Using meaningless and empty words and phrases which diminish the credibility of the United States.

a. Responding to North Korea's launch of a missile in violation of UN resolutions, Obama said "rules must be binding, violations must be punished, words must mean something." But there has been no punishment, no action, and no further discussion about what he was talking about.

b. In his speech to the Muslim world in June, he called for a "new beginning between the United States and Muslims around the world." Yet, there has been no explanation of how such a thing might occur. He urged Muslims to "abandon violence" as if his saying so will stop a centuries-long tradition.

5. By apologizing for the sins of domestic political opponents, Obama is telling the world that he represents only part of his country instead of all Americans, and makes it known that he is playing partisan politics on the international stage. The result is disrespect from world leaders and a cheapening of America's reputation in the world. In the following instances, the president has offered unwarranted apologies on behalf of the American people:

Jan. 26: "All too often the United States starts by dictating ... and we don't always know all the factors that are involved. So let's listen. And I think if we do that, then there's a possibility at least of achieving some breakthroughs. ... My job to the Muslim world is to communicate that the Americans are not your enemy. We sometimes make mistakes. We have not been perfect."
-- President Obama, in an interview with Al Arabiya

April 2: "I would like to think that with my election and the early decisions that we've made, that you're starting to see some restoration of America's standing in the world."
-- President Obama, at G20 summit in London

April 3: " (Speaking about Europe) Instead of celebrating your dynamic union and seeking to partner with you to meet common challenges, there have been times where America has shown arrogance and been dismissive, even derisive."

-- President Obama, speaking of his nation at a town hall in France

April 5: "I know that the trust that binds us has been strained and I know that strain is shared in many places where the Muslim faith is practiced. Let me say this as clearly as I can: The United States is not at war with Islam."

-- President Obama speaking in Turkey


CONSERVATIVE ACTION PROJECT

Frank J. Gaffney, President, Center for Security Policy

Elaine Donnelly, President, Center for Military Readiness

Ken deGraffenreid, former Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy

Cliff May, President, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Edwin Meese, former Attorney General

Kenneth Blackwell, former U.S. Ambassador, U.N. Human Rights Commission

Wendy Wright, President, Concerned Women for America

Marion Edwyn Harrison, President, Free Congress Foundation

Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council

Alfred Regnery, Publisher, American Spectator

James C. Miller III, former Reagan Budget Director

Brent Bozell, President, Media Research Center

Jim Martin, President, 60 Plus Association

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THE PRESIDENT'S UNWILLINGNESS TO DEFEND AMERICA AND PROMOTE THE NATIONAL INTEREST ON THE WORLD-STAGE PLEASE VISIT THESE WEBSITES:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2009/05/10/world-stage-obama/

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124044156269345357.html

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/washington/2009/04/full-text-of-barack-obama-in-strasbourg-town-hall.html

http://townhall.com/blog/g/fc417143-b770-443c-8c9d-155f0c3194be

http://blog.heritage.org/2009/07/21/clinton-continues-obama-apology-tour/

Heritage "Top 10" Obama Apologies to the world on behalf of America

Herbert London, Hudson Institute President, on Obama's excessive apologizing

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/sep/23/the-obama-doctrine-16333053/

 

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