America Attacked on 9/11…Again.
Yesterday, on the 11th anniversary of 9/11, the United States of America was attacked. And the pitiful and appalling response of our government was to apologize…to those who attacked us. The initial statement from our government read:
“The Embassy of the United States in Cairo condemns the continuing efforts by misguided individuals to hurt the religious feelings of Muslims – as we condemn efforts to offend believers of all religions. Today, the 11th anniversary of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on the United States, Americans are honoring our patriots and those who serve our nation as the fitting response to the enemies of democracy. Respect for religious beliefs is a cornerstone of American democracy. We firmly reject the actions by those who abuse the universal right of free speech to hurt the religious beliefs of others.”
After this apology was released to those that attacked our Embassy in Cario, Egypt, America was attacked again…and this morning four Americans are dead, among them our Ambassador to Libya, Christopher Stevens, and three staffers.
In light of these attacks and our government’s apology to those who attacked us for hurting their “religious feelings,” I present the following personal observations:
- Not since the impotent leadership of President Jimmy Carter has our nation seen such anemic leadership from a President of the United States. In 1979, our Embassy in Iran was attacked and seized and President Carter was not competent in his leadership to deal with it. It took a change in leadership and the iron fist of Ronald Reagan to break the hostage crisis and restore the United States to a position of a peaceful world power that other countries did not want to test.
- President Obama has shown that he does not know how to lead in a world where radical Islam threatens and attacks us. His policies have now proven to be dangerous and deadly to Americans. The “Arab Spring” was misread by our current administration and instead of beautiful democracy we have the rise of radical Islam in the Middle East and America has now been attacked.
- To attack an Embassy of another country is an act of war. Our President is not treating it as such. Embassy property is considered territory of that particular nation. When America is attacked on American soil we need a President that can protect us and not apologize to those who kill us. President Obama chose a policy in the revolution of Libya of “leading from behind.” I’m sorry, Mr. President, but leading from behind is not leading.
- The attacks in Egypt and Libya are being blamed on an independent movie made in America that has offended Muslims. Many fingers are being pointed at this movie by members of the mainstream media. But the problem is not the movie. Christianity is constantly attacked in movies and other media. Jesus is continually demeaned and blasphemed. If Christians responded the way some Muslims do to this type of insult, the finger would be pointed at the Christians – to the aggressors. And that is where the blame for yesterday’s attack should be pointed. At the radical Muslims who attacked us, not at some obscure movie.
- After the initial apology was released by our government for the attacks against us, the White House “walked back” those comments claiming that this was not the sentiment of our government. This serves as a clear example that chaos is reigning in the current administration. The left hand does not know what the right hand is doing. Just another example of pathetic leadership from this President, leadership that has emboldened those who hate us to attack our country and kill our citizens.
- At a time when the Middle East is coming apart under the rise of radical Islam, our President has snubbed our only ally in the Middle East – Israel. Yesterday, President Obama refused to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when he visits the United States later this month. President Obama cited “scheduling conflicts.” Yet President Obama has time on the same day that Netanyahu is in the country to appear on David Letterman. This is insulting to Israel and it is once again very, very poor leadership by our President. This type of snub sends the message to the rest of the Middle East that there is separation between the United States and Israel and serves only to embolden those that would seek to hurt both nations.
- In less than two months we can change the leadership of this nation. We will either re-elect President Obama or elect Mitt Romney to lead us. It will be critical to see how Romney responds to the attacks of yesterday and to see if he is able to paint a picture of renewed strength for our nation in the eyes of the world and in particular in the eyes of radical Islam. President Obama has a chance to recast himself. The coming days will tell the tale of whether or not he can rise to the occasion or whether the path of weakness and impotence will be the one we continue to walk as a nation.
Dear reader, these are serious days we are living in. Leadership matters. It’s about much more than ideas and academic debate. Real lives are at stake. Days such as this demand that we fall on our knees and pray to God for mercy and the blessings of heaven.