Barack Obama addressed the UN General Assembly in New York yesterday, because of the pressing and urgent need to find a way to stick taxpayers with the bill for his campaign appearance on "The View." And truthfully, Hope n' Change didn't watch that particular estrogen-fest, because if we heard Barbara Walters ask about the "Womney/Wyan wedistwibution awegations," we'd have to throw ourselves in front of a Gweyhound Bus.
But we did listen to Obama's UN speech, and can confirm that the disturbing sounds of appeasement came through loud and clear above all the verbal tap-dancing.
Oh sure, Obama said he was against things like attacking our embassies and killing the occasional ambassador (wink-wink, nudge-nudge)...but then repeated his bizarre assertion that none of this violence was directed at the United States (indeed, it was "an assault on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded") and moreover that it was all the fault of the idiot YouTube movie.
Terrorism? It never came up. But he did say the film was "an insult to all Muslims" and "We understand why people take offense to this video because millions of our citizens are among them."
But as if standing on that slippery slope wasn't enough, Obama decided to go down it on skis - declaring: "The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam!"
Really, Barry? Really...?!
Let's pause a moment to chew on that - and the fact that the president was allegedly, at some point, schooled in law and the specificity of legal language.
Which is why he should know that an offensive video (or cartoon, or book by Salman Rushdie) would be an example of libel...not slander.
No, slander applies very specifically to the spoken word. Which means B. Hussein's statement isn't directed at (or limited to) editorial criticism of Islam which occurs in video or print...it means that the president of the United States envisions a future with no room for those who dare to say bad things about the Prophet of Islam.
And it doesn't take much of a logical leap to realize that simply expressing doubt over Muhammed's status as a prophet could be seen as the most unacceptable slander of all.
Damn. Maybe we should have watched "The View" after all...
Yes, he even makes paradise better.