President Obama has done it again; he has apologized on behalf of Americans when no apology by the President was needed or warranted. The incident involved American military personnel at a base in Afghanistan being given documents in Arabic and told to dispose of them. Apparently, the documents included pages from the Muslim Holy book, the Quran; however, there was nothing to identify them specifically to the soldiers as such.
They had actually been confiscated because the pages contained hand written notes from Taliban prisoners inside the base who were attempting to use the books to communicate with each other and their comrades outside of the base. These people are enemies of Afghanistan and the United States. Once the books were used to pass illegal communications they ceased to be holy books, but instead became documents of war defaced by the Muslim prisoners themselves, and burning them was entirely appropriate.
However, rightly or wrongly, the U.S. Commander for the area issued an apology and that should have been enough, yet radical Muslims fanned the flames and riots broke out, and the killing of Americans in retaliation was openly advocated. At this point any legitimate President of the United States would have stepped up to defend the men and women who serve us in the military, and demand that the Afghan government get the riots under control. Of course, that is not what Barack Obama did.
America’s apologist in chief issued a written apology to the Afghan government and people and to the Muslim world in general. This apology served only to embolden the Taliban that rejected it and renewed its calls for the killing of Americans. Their efforts paid off and American soldiers were killed and wounded as a result. Once again, Obama’s response to this was not to demand an end to the riots and murder of American military personnel, but to have the Pentagon issue yet another apology, this time to the Muslim community in America.
This is the same President who shortly after he was elected went on his world apology tour during which he bowed to the Muslim King of Saudi Arabia and told Muslims and everyone else he spoke to how sorry he was for the history of American arrogance and greed when dealing with the rest of the world. I personally consider that a direct insult to the men and women of this country who have sacrificed their lives over the years to defend freedom around the world and the enormous American responses to help those in need.
As a result of all of this many people are demanding that Obama stop apologizing, however, I disagree. He has a lot of apologies to make.
He can begin by apologizing to the families of the American officers who lost their lives as a result of the entire made up crisis over the Quran, and he should explain why he did not backup our military. He should also be demanding that the Afghan government apologize to us for failing to maintain control of their own people who are rioting over this perceived insult.
Then he should say he is sorry for the military lives that have been lost in order for him to further his reelection campaign. By setting dates for the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan he encouraged the Taliban to keep fighting. He also needs to apologize to our soldiers for sending them into combat with arbitrary rules of engagement that limit their ability to fight effectively and protect themselves. All of this was done to appease his left wing base.
He must apologize to the wounded and the families of the men and women who died in a terrorist attack by a radical Muslim at Fort Hood, Texas. How dare he demean their loss by having his administration refer to this as an incident of “work place violence,” rather than the savage act of Islamic terrorism that it was.
In addition, the President should apologize for and back off from his new administration proposal that members of the U.S. Armed Services and their families, as well as veterans, start paying a much larger percentage of their health care expenses. This not only would violate the contract America made with these warriors and their families when they signed up to fight for our country, but is particularly disturbing since no unionized civilian workers who work for the Department of Defense would have a similar requirement.
These are just a few of the things Obama should apologize to the military for. There is also a laundry list of apologies he and his appointees owe to the American people as a whole. For example, he should say he is sorry for:
And last, but certainly not least, repeatedly and blatantly violating his oath of office to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Of course, there is much more that could be listed here, but it all boils down to one thing and that is that I owe no apology to the President. Mr. Obama, you do not speak for me, represent me, or believe in any of the things that make this country free and great. Come November, you have to be prepared to pack your bags and move back to wherever you came from. I will continue to cling to my guns and religion and to the Constitution that you abhor. This American has had enough!