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December 7 is Pearl Harbor Day, and a time to remember how American might has become a cheap knock-off since the “date which will live in infamy.”
Seventy-one years ago, the leader of the free world hauled the Empire of Japan on the carpet after its sneak attack on an American naval base in Hawaii killed and wounded more than 3,500 Americans, and catapulted the U.S. into World War II.
“The facts of yesterday speak for themselves,” President Franklin D. Roosevelt told Americans within hours of the pre-dawn raid. “It will be recorded that the distance of Hawaii from Japan makes it obvious that the attack was deliberately planned many days or even weeks ago.”
No hemming or hawing there.
“Always will we remember the character of the onslaught against us,” added the commander-in-chief. “No matter how long it may take us to overcome this premeditated invasion, the American people, in their righteous might, will win through to absolute victory.”
President Obama, by contrast, has refused steadfastly to call out the Muslim fanatics responsible for the September 11 terror attacks in Benghazi, Libya, that killed four Americans, including Ambassador Christopher Stevens.
He also tossed the U.S. Constitution under the bus by painting the orchestrated assault as a spontaneous one over an American-made anti-Islam video, although it emerged later that the president watched the raging sortie in the White House situation room in real time before dispatching staffers to spin the damage control.
We’ll never know what Roosevelt would have done after learning that a mob of livid Muslims firebombed and ransacked the American consulate, then ambushed and attacked Ambassador Stevens and his staffers Sean Smith, Tyrone Woods, and Glen Doherty, before dragging the arguably still-alive body of our envoy through the streets, beating and kicking him, and shouting “Allah Akbar,” although it’s a safe bet to assume that Franklin would have been fearless in his response.
But we do know what Obama did.
He told Americans, “Libyans helped some of our diplomats find safety, and they carried Ambassador Stevens’ body to the hospital, where we tragically learned that he had died,” as if oblivious that Islamo-nuts routinely drag bodies through streets, but not to assist them to safety.
He told Americans, “Well it’s too early to know exactly how this came about, what group was involved, but obviously it was an attack on Americans,” as if blind to the sister attack on a U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, where Muslim fanatics scaled the wall, burned the American flag, and replaced it with the black flag of al Qaeda.
He told Americans, “If four Americans get killed, it’s not optimal,” as if unmoved by their deaths.
He told Americans that the embassy attacks were “bumps in the road,” as if they were hangnails to be clipped and discarded.
Obama’s deceptions over the Benghazi attacks eclipse Watergate by far, and the State Department’s probe into his incompetence couldn’t come at a better time, coinciding as it does with the anniversary of the “date which will live in infamy.”
President Roosevelt’s leadership was pivotal to victory in World War II. By comparison, President Obama’s blarney in the war on terror is treasonous — and impeachable.
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