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In Cairo, Pompeo gives the speech Obama should have in 2009
American Thinker ^
| Rick Moran
Posted on 01/11/2019 7:18:09 AM PST by SeekAndFind
Early in his presidency, Barack Obama gave a speech in Cairo that he referred to as "A New Beginning." In that speech in June, 2009, Obama identified the United States as one of the causes of turmoil and violence in the Middle East. He never said the words, "I'm sorry," but his tone was apologetic as he viciously criticized the Israeli "occupation and the US invasion of Iraq.
Yesterday, almost 10 years later, American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo gave the speech that Obama should have given. It was unabashedly pro-American and identified America as a force for good in the region.
In a stunning but essential rebuke of former President Barack Obama and his legacy of weakness and failure abroad, Pompeo declared, “The age of self-inflicted American shame is over.”
If that wasn’t clear enough, Pompeo said, “Now comes the real new beginning” – a jibe at the speech Obama gave in Cairo early in 2009, in which he essentially apologized for American Middle East policy going back decades in remarks titled “A New Beginning.”
Pompeo’s view is unequivocal and crystal clear: “America is a force for good in the Middle East.” He didn’t even add the usual qualifiers about our historic imperfections. Expect our adversaries abroad and snowflakes at home to be mighty upset at this moral clarity and self-confidence from the greatest, freest country on Earth. Our real allies will love it.
No doubt the Sunni Arab states and other regional US allies cheered Pompeo's words while they worried America's enemies. There was no question of who was on the side of peace and stability and who was seeking change through violence and terror.
Pompeo’s speech had three watershed components:
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THE THREE COMPONENTS OF POMPEO’s SPEECH:
1) Pompeo made it clear that the chief focus of U.S. policy in the Middle East is thwarting Irans dangerous and tyrannical ambitions. While violent jihadist groups like ISIS and Al Qaeda still exist and deserve our attention, they are now a lesser threat.
2) Pompeo specifically called out radical Islamism and condemned Obama for not doing so.
3) By condemning Obamas decision to do nothing in 2009 and 2010 when Iranians took to the streets to protest their oppressive regime, Pompeo opened the door to supporting Irans internal opposition.
posted on 01/11/2019 7:20:07 AM PST
(look at Michigan, it will)
That was an EXCELLENT speech!
posted on 01/11/2019 7:24:24 AM PST
(We are getting even more than we voted for.)
Pompeo declared, The age of self-inflicted American shame is over.
Powerful - and long overdue...
posted on 01/11/2019 7:38:38 AM PST
(Replace furloughed government workers with illegals for ten bucks an hour. Show dems how it feels.)
American pride. LOVE THE SPEECH!
posted on 01/11/2019 7:42:22 AM PST
(If I lead, follow me; If I pause, push me; If I retreat, kill me.)
Obama gave a speech and 10’s of thousands died
Obama should never have been sworn in, the Constitution says he can’t be President.
He is NOT a natural born citizen because he was born a British subject and a Kenyan national even if he was born in Hawaii.
posted on 01/11/2019 8:32:16 AM PST
(Natural Born Citizen Means Born Here of Citizen Parents__Know Islam, No Peace - No Islam, Know Peace)
posted on 01/12/2019 7:11:24 PM PST
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