President Obama Presses for New World Order to Defeat Al Qaeda … Ronald Reagan Pressed for Greatness & the Praise of the Keepers of the Peace
One thing is true when it comes to Presidents … They are not created equal.
President Barack Hussein Obama spoke today at West Point, the United States Military Academy and gave the commencemnt speech. As Obama talked about a new world order to defeat threats to America … what stood out is he still could not call it terrorism. More at Hot Air.
“The war began only because our own cities and civilians were attacked by violent extremists who plotted from that distant place, and it continues only because that plotting persists to this day,” Obama said in prepared remarks at the military academy in upstate New York.
As Obama rambled on, with his attempt at a foreign policy speech rather than an commencement one I was reminded of past Presidents who have gave commencement speeches at the US Military Academy and the responses they received from the cadets and their families in the audience. If you saw the entire speech you would have noticed at times, golf claps would have been louder.
The full text of Obama speech can be read HERE.
Obama told the Cadets that we will win in Afghanistan, a much different tune from President Obama as compared to candidate Obama. The following was a rather interesting and peculiar comment seeing that when Barack Obama was in the US Senate, he hardly made President GWB’s task of conducting the Iraq war easy and criticized it at every opportunity, including not being in favor of the surge. Obama said today, “a lesser Army might have seen it’s spirit broken.” Thankfully, the US Military is more resilient than that and to no thanks from the likes of Democrat Senators or your bud Democrat Senate Majority leader Harry Reid who called the war lost.
For many years, our focus was on Iraq. And year after year, our troops faced a set of challenges there that were as daunting as they were complex. A lesser Army might have seen its spirit broken. But the American military is more resilient than that. Our troops adapted, they persisted, they partnered with coalition and Iraqi counterparts, and through their competence and creativity and courage, we are poised to end our combat mission in Iraq this summer
FLASH BACK IN TIME … Take a good look at how a real Commander in Chief addresses the West Point grads in 1981 and the message that he provides the Long Gray Line.
“Today you become officers in the Armed Forces of the United States, guardians of freedom, protectors of our heritage. But more than that, you become the keepers of the Peace. Those shrill voices that would have us believe that the defenders of our nation are some how the enemies of peace are as false as they are shrill.”
President Ronald Reagan reminded us all that government was of, for and by the poeple. Regan said, “Government began to grow beyond the consent of the governed.” Sound familiar? Reagan went on to say, “it’s growth was nourished by an ever larger share of the people’s earning that it took by taxation… At the same time the government neglected one of its prime responsibilities, national security as it engaged more and more in social experimentation.” Sound familar?
Ronald Reagan then uplifted America and the Corps with the following … “There is a spiritual revival going on in this country, a hunger on the part of the people to once again be proud of America. All that it is and all that it can be”. Hardly the apologies of our present President.
Take a good look how George W. Bush was welcomed at West Point in 2009, just a little bit different than Barack Hussein Obama. President GWB also provided the commencment speech at West Point in 2002.
It is telling, completely telling the difference in how Commander’s in Chief are received at military academies. Obama says good morning and no reply. Listen to the tepid clapping. It speaks volumes. The Cadets were respectful,
UPDATE I: From the Gateway Pundit … He also told the grads that America must stop “stepping outside the currents of international cooperation.”
When was the last time America “stepped outside of the currents of international cooperation”???
Is he talking about Iraq? Where America fought with a coalition of 49 countries? Where we still have forces serving? When exactly did America “step outside the currents of international cooperation” and fail?