From The Hill.com:
President Obama said at a dinner celebrating the Islamic holy month that he supports the controversial mosque project near the site of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks in New York.
"Now, we must all recognize and respect the sensitivities surrounding the development of Lower Manhattan," Obama said at Friday's iftar meal breaking the day's fast for Ramadan. 'The 9/11 attacks were a deeply traumatic event for our country. And the pain and the experience of suffering by those who lost loved ones is just unimaginable. So I understand the emotions that this issue engenders. And Ground Zero is, indeed, hallowed ground."
"But let me be clear," Obama continued. "As a citizen, and as president, I believe that Muslims have the same right to practice their religion as everyone else in this country. And that includes the right to build a place of worship and a community center on private property in Lower Manhattan, in accordance with local laws and ordinances. This is America."
Yes, you read that right. While breaking the Ramadan fast, Chairman Obama defended building a mosque at Ground Zero.
Now, I'm not going to get in the whole "Is-It-Constitutional" hubballoo over the 9/11 mosque. A careful reading of the First Amendment shows that the city and state of New York both do indeed have the power to shut this whole thing down. (Check out my blog Constitutional, You Say ? for further details on that.) This rant is about our Dear Leader's tone deafness.
We have a sitting President of The United States sitting at an iftar dinner defending the right to build a mosque at the site of the worst act of Islamic terror in world history.
We have a sitting President of The United States who has sent thousands of young Americans to war in Afghanistan defending the right of their enemies to have a place to gloat.
We have a sitting President of The United States once again giving the middle finger to We The People.
I think at this point, Chairman Obama hates us all. No, really. That's the only possible explanation I can possibly come up with. This is a man so full of hatred towards this country and its citizens that he'll do anything to humiliate it. Sure, we had the bowing to King Abdullah and the Emperor of Japan, the European Apology Tour, joining Hugo Chavez's book club, and the Cairo Surrender Speech, but this is different. This goes beyond the usual Progressivevik "Citizen of The World" crap on a stick. This is a slap in the face of America.
Chairman Obama's endorsement of building this house of hatred so close to Ground Zero is like Woodrow Wilson attending the Kaiser's retirement party. It's like Franklin Dictator Roosevelt attending a Hitler Youth rally. It's like Truman being a guest lecturer at a North Korean reeducation camp, or Ronald Reagan marching in a May Day rally. (Yes, I know, Glenn. Woodrow Wilson would have jumped at the chance to hang with Der Kaiser. The example is for illustration purposes only. Go play Six Degrees of Chairman Obama until I finish.) That's how insulting this is.
If Chairman Obama gave a damn how the majority of Americans felt on this matter, he could have at least lied. After all, NYC's worthless Mayor, Michael Bloomberg had given thumbs up to the project, and the even more worthless governor of New York David Paterson did nothing but attempt to appease. Those two factors alone green lighted the mosque. Obama could have given a half hearted speech denouncing the whole mess and look like a hero.
Yet, he refused. It was as if he were saying, "You people have rejected me one too many times. Time for a little payback."
Of course, I don't have proof of this. I can't read minds. I can only interpret actions. Obama's actions clearly states he hates America and our way of life. To that, I say--
God help us all.