Sunday, June 14, 2009

Quote Of The Week

I thought President Obama’s speech in Cairo, Egypt, was eloquent, historic, and could well be regarded as one of the most important foreign policy speeches ever made by any U.S. president.

This was the opening paragraph to this article on Fox News by Lanny Davis.

Now I realize it is hard to get farther left than Davis and he is an unabashed Obama supporter. This is all fine, each to his own. This statement was way over the top though and has been part of a pattern to make Obama more than what he is.

Think about some of the foreign policy speeches given by past Presidents, just a few of which are:

Ich bin ein Berliner
John F Kennedy

Mr. Gorbachev, open this gate. Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!
Ronald Reagan

Yesterday, December 7, 1941 -- a date which will live in infamy -- the United States of America was suddenly and deliberately attacked by naval and air forces of the Empire of Japan.
Franklin D Roosevelt

So the question is, what are your thoughts on where Obama's speech falls in the history of Presidential speeches?


Always On Watch said...

Quickly stated, I feel that BHO's Cairo Speech was too much kumbaya and revisionist history.

He's trying to hard to buddy up with the Islamic world.

mksviews said...

I wouldn't call it a speech Chuck, more like a litany of lies, half-truths and ass-kissing.

Chuck said...

AOW, now he has Carter over there giving a repeat performance.

MK, fair enough

The WordSmith from Nantucket said...

My take is, other than the apologist fence-straddling, the tenor and language wasn't much different than Bush speeches appealing to Muslims. But because he's Bush, he gets crickets chirping; because he's The One, the media and Muslim world gushes over what a landmark speech Obama delivered. It's absolutely farcical.

DaBlade said...

I'm not a socialist liberal islamofacist democrat whackjob, so I believe the speech to be a disaster.

Chuck said...

Wordsmith, that's kind of what I thought. The speech was not horrendous, other than all of the stuff he said, but it certainly did not rise to the level of Kennedy's Berlin speech or Reagan's Gorbachev remark

DaBlade, juts relax and drink your kool-aid, you'll feel better.

Larry Durham said...

It's hard to take anything Lanny Davis says seriously. This guy wore out his knee pads kneeling before Billy Jeff Clinton. It comes as no surprise that he'd take that same position before Barry Obama.

As for Obama's oratorical skills: I've yet to meet anyone who can remember a damn thing he said 5 minutes after he's finished speaking. But it's all getting rubber stamped by tools like Davis. Dangerous times we're living in.

Mustang said...

Possibly, "The Greatest Fiction Ever Told."

Chuck said...

Larry and Mustang, it's all smoke and mirrors