Obama’s Shameful Statement

June 4, 2009

Lo! and Behold! The pressure finally got to them.

The President has finally issued a statement on the shooting by a radical Muslim terrorist of Army Private William Long and Corporal Quinton Ezeagwula. The full statement:

“I am deeply saddened by this senseless act of violence against two brave young soldiers who were doing their part to strengthen our armed forces and keep our country safe. I would like to wish Quinton Ezeagwula a speedy recovery, and to offer my condolences and prayers to William Long’s family as they mourn the loss of their son.”

Now, first and foremost, I don’t for one second believe that this statement comes from the President. The President is in Egypt, apologizing for colonialism and a failure to properly understand Islam. He didn’t take time out of his schedule to craft this statement, and that’s understandable. My guess is that most of these statements are written by staff and approved by the man in charge, including the statement about the murder of George Tiller.

Nonetheless, the statement is pure Obama: mealy-mouthed, insufficient, and 100% insincere. Let’s compare this statement with the one he approved for the murder of George Tiller:

  • He is “shocked and outraged” by the murder of an abortionist. He is “saddened” by the murder of a U.S. Army private and the wounding of a Corporal. While I am glad to see his righteous anger over the shooting of Tiller, I was hoping the shooting of Long and Ezeagwula would inspire more than a frowny face.
  • The murder of Tiller is a “heinous act of violence.” The murder of Long is “senseless.” For the record, according to Webster’s dictionary this means that the murder of Tiller was “hateful, odious, abominable, or totally reprehensible” and the shooting of Long and Ezeagwula was “nonsensical” or, perhaps, “stupid or foolish” or maybe “unconscious.” Most likely, they were going for “meaningless.” Isn’t this the President who once lectured us that “words count”?
  • The Tiller statement comes complete with a paternal lecture about the need to resolve our differences. The Long/Ezeagwula statement comes with an offer of condolences.

The murder of George Tiller was a heinous act of violence, and it is rightfully deplored by people of good conscience everywhere, whether they are on the pro-life or pro-choice side of the argument. But the shooting of Private Long and Corporal Ezeagwula was far from “senseless.” It was a planned crime of hatred against the Army and against America itself by a man whose only regret seems to be that there weren’t more soliders nearby to kill. It was an act of jihad by a convert to Islam. Private Long and Corporal Ezeagwula are casualties of a war that was launched against the United States. A failure to recognize that fact, and declare the facts loudly and publicly, does not speak well of this President.

I’m glad the President is outraged by the Tiller murder. I am, too. I just wish he’d saved some outrage for those who have sworn oaths to destroy us, even if they only managed to kill one and wound another.

But then, that might not go over so well on his current Kumbaya tour of the Middle East.

Obama’s Shameful Double Standard

June 3, 2009

Within an hour of the murder of George Tiller, the Kansas doctor known as one of the leading abortionists in the country, by a domestic terrorist, President Obama issued the following statement:

“I am shocked and outraged by the murder of Dr. George Tiller as he attended church services this morning. However profound our differences as Americans over difficult issues such as abortion, they cannot be resolved by heinous acts of violence.”

Within several days of the murder of U.S. Army Private William Long and the wounding of Corporal Quinton Ezeagwula at the hands of a Muslim terrorist, President Obama drew on his unparalleled command of the English language and issued the following statement:

The Murder Of George Tiller

June 1, 2009

I will state first and foremost that I don’t believe George Tiller was a good man. He was not merely a doctor who provided abortions. He was a pro-abortion zealot who pursued his cause relentlessly.

This does not mean that his murder was not a great evil. It was.

The number of pro-life advocates who plant bombs or shoot doctors is so small it barely registers in any real sense, despite the hype and the desires of the Left to portray pro-lifers as drooling, troglodytic, mouth-breathing Christians. My God, the horror! Christians!

Pro-lifers have made great strides in recent years (a recent Gallup poll indicates that for the first time a majority of Americans consider themselves pro-life). These great strides have come because the pro-life argument is being backed up by advances in science and the strength of principled convictions. The argument is not being won by murder or terrorism, and it never will be.

The abortions that George Tiller performed are something that he will have to answer for in the next life. His murderer will have to answer for his equally great sins.

The Left in this country will no doubt rush to the fore to denounce pro-lifers as being the same type of Right-wing extremists that Homeland Secretary Janet Napolitano warned about. The fact that this is a lie and a gross misrepresentation of the beliefs of tens of millions of people across this great country is irrelevant. The insane murder of George Tiller puts an arrow in the political quiver of the pro-abortion movement, and they will use it. Pro-lifers must resist the temptation to play politics. I hope the man who killed him spends the rest of his life in prison, but that will never return the man to the family who loved him and who he loved. George Tiller is dead. R.I.P.

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