In a followup to last week’s WND column by Matt Barber, I would like to point out that there has to be an orchestrated effort to make certain that the five prisoners swapped for army deserter Bowe Bergdahl are not called terrorists. Why? In the immortal words of Hillary Clinton, “What difference does it make” if we call them terrorists or armed insurgents? The difference is that we don’t negotiate with terrorists, but I suppose we can negotiate with armed insurgents, even though the Taliban is registered on two government lists as terrorists. It seems pretty clear to me that you need to call it as you see it.
So why is this administration turning itself inside out over something so transparent? Why are they so hesitant to use the word? Could it be that, as Matt Barber brought up in his piece, they are afraid of being accused of treason?
-- Morgan Brittany, Feb. 3 WorldNetDaily column
It’s not that President Obama can’t utter the phrase “Islamist terror,” it is that he won’t do so, because at this juncture, Obama has become the chief facilitator of Islamist terror on a global scale.
This has gone far beyond dishonesty, disloyalty, or even self-aggrandizing corruption. Hanging offenses have been committed by people in high places; the list of such offenses increases daily, as does the number of those who add themselves to the list of the culpable, or dig themselves in deeper with each diversion they craft and lie they utter.
-- Erik Rush, Feb. 4 WND column
Why was Barack Hussein Obama calling for a “New World Order” in Europe before becoming America’s president, claiming that there was “no other way”?
Why is he now meeting with designated Muslim terror groups in the White House? Why is he allied with America’s sworn enemies by appointing them to key positions in governmental positions? Why is he aiding and abetting America’s enemies? Why is he trying to disarm the American people through means of terror? Why is he releasing thousands of illegal felons on the streets of America? Why has he transgressed the U.S. Constitution, lied to the American people, wasted taxpayer money and been involved in cronyism in 900 documented incidents?
-- Bradlee Dean, Feb. 5 WND column
Not since Santa Claus was in short pants has anyone been as generous as Obama when it comes to bestowing gifts. But unlike Santa, Obama insists on rewarding those who have been naughty and turning into Scrooge when it comes to those who are nice.
Although all it would take to bring about immigration reform is for Obama to build a 21st century fence along our southern border, he keeps it as porous as possible because he wants the nation flooded with future Democrats.
-- Burt Prelutsky, Feb. 5 WND column
Once again, here is yet another example of many from Barack Obama.
Some of the prideful boasts would be laughable if they were not so shameful: I’ve made the U.S. stronger, more prosperous, safer, more influential.
Does he really believe that? One has to wonder.
Do you feel America is safer, more prosperous, more influential, stronger under Obama?
At least he didn’t say he brought more humility to America.
-- Joseph Farah, Feb. 6 WND column
The president made a fundamental error in his speech at the National Prayer Breakfast: He tried to maintain the liberal absurdity that all religions, all beliefs, all theologies, are equally valid. He wants to maintain the myth that all religions are fundamentally the same and only superficially different, whereas the fact is most religions are fundamentally different and only superficially the same.
-- Joshua Charles, Feb. 6 WND column
There is a temptation to refute everything Obama says because of his track record of failed policies, deliberate deception and the confusion he seems to sow every time he opens his mouth.
Thoughtful Christians, however, should recognize the most effective lies, like those told in the Garden of Eden, are often mixed with some truth.
That’s what makes Obama such a profoundly dangerous demagogue.
-- Joseph Farah, Feb. 8 WND column
Those of us who saw this coming back in 2008 and 2009 were excoriated, ridiculed and marginalized for speaking the truth about Obama’s past. In 2007, I wrote a commentary for Israel National News titled, “Obama, the Muslim Thing, And Why It Matters.” Before Obama’s election, anyone who used his middle name, Hussein, was labeled a racist-anti-Muslim-Islamophobic-bigot. And yet the first call he made to a foreign “leader” after he was inaugurated was to terror leader Mahmoud Abbas. The first interview he gave was with al Arabiya television. His first world tour was an apology tour to the Muslim world, culminating in a speech from the leading Islamic university in Cairo, Al Azhar. He invited the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood terrorist group to his speech in Cairo, despite the fact that it had been banned for decades. Then President Mubarak and his cabinet, America’s 30-year ally in that troubled region, could not attend Obama’s speech because of the terror presence.
It’s why I wrote my 2010 book, “The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration’s War on America.”
And now, five years later, with the global jihad roiling the world thanks to Obama’s support and sanction, he deigns to tell us what our religion is.
President Dawah. The more jihad rages, the more Obama proselytizes for Islam. Muslim countries like Jordan are taking a much harder line than the U.S. It’s outrageous.
The question isn’t whether Obama is or isn’t a Muslim. The question is, if he were a Muslim, what would he be doing differently? In a word, nothing.
Enemy in the White House.
-- Pamela Geller, Feb. 8 WND column
If Obama is not stopped, ISIS, al-Qaida, Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood will have their way, and America will be forced to bow to Islam (as Obama bowed to King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia). Then, the only choice left for us will be to submit or die.
That is a choice unacceptable to any real self-respecting American.
-- Jesse Lee Peterson, Feb. 8 WND column
OK, Barack. That did it. I’m offended, and I know you don’t care.
You pushed your luck with that speech at the National Prayer Breakfast last week. Your words made it abundantly clear to me where you stand on Islam and reveal your antagonism toward Christianity.
Despite the fact you were elected twice to the presidency of this country, your words finally did it for me – and, I suspect, millions of others across the country.
Barack Obama, I have seen your classlessness and insults over the years. Finally, I will say it: You have offended me, and there’s no way for you to correct that. I will be ashamed of you as the president, but I will not be ashamed of my country.
Barack Obama stepped in it so deeply this time, he has no way out of the quagmire. Obama pushed his luck in his unending quest to diminish this country and denigrate Christianity.
It’s too bad there weren’t any people at the prayer breakfast with the courage to stand up during Obama’s speech and turn their back on him. Better yet, they should have walked out.
But no, Christians are not allowed to be offended when their beliefs are dragged into the gutter of insults.
Well, it’s time to change that.
-- Barbara Simpson, Feb. 8 WND column
Those who wish to play God do not wish to acknowledge God. Hence, Mr. Obama’s telling silence. During his first election campaign, he made some pretense at being a Christian. Now he is more and more openly Muslim. He treats Christianity either with sneering indifference or with outright contempt.
Mr. Obama’s anti-Christian stance is something his Republican opponents should openly condemn. They need to start making serious inroads into the black and Hispanic vote. Many blacks are Protestant; most Hispanics are Catholic. At present, they vote “Democrat” without thinking further than the next food stamp or benefit check.
-- Christopher Monckton, Feb. 8 WND column