How hopelessly at odds with America’s best interests is Barack Obama? Less than two weeks ago he declared his support for “political and economic reform in the Middle East,” warmly endorsing the “Arab Spring” uprisings there. Then Sunday, Muslim Brotherhood Sheikh Hazem Abu Ismail announced his candidacy for the presidency of Egypt, promising to transform Egypt into an Islamic state and go to war with Israel.
Reform that would indeed be, but not the kind any American president should be applauding.
That makes a rather strange backdrop for Memorial Day. It’s Memorial Day, and we are in a war, but we cannot name the enemy or understand what he is trying to do or how he is trying to do it. We take enemies for friends and friends for enemies. While we remember those who have fallen to preserve the American Republic, the President of the United States is proceeding down a pathway that can only result in disaster for that Republic and for free people worldwide.
And of course this myopia is not restricted to Obama alone; it is pandemic in Washington, and across America and Europe.
A huge adjustment in our political and military culture is called for if we are going to prevail. The only way we can truly honor the fallen today is to call things by their right names, see things clearly, and begin to move toward doing what is necessary to defend ourselves and Constitutional liberties.
An increasing number of people are waking up. And we must keep fighting. To do anything less would be to dishonor those we are endeavoring to honor today.