Archive for January 23rd, 2009

Girls Basketball Team Wins 100-0, Seeks Forfeit

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

I have a problem with this. Why should the girls give up a win that they earned fairly? Why do we, as a society, teach and reward mediocrity instead of excellence? This is an example of what is wrong with this country.
If any blame should be levied in this instance, it should be levied against the association making the rules. It is their fault that no “mercy-rule” is in effect.
The girls won the game. They won it fairly. They didn’t cheat, they merely played much better than the other team.
Why didn’t the coach of the loosing team go ahead and forfeit when it became apparent that the score was going to be a blow-out?
Or better yet, why don’t they use this occasion as an example to compel their players to learn and play the game harder? The best way to avoid a blowout at a sporting event is to play the game better. If the team is unable to do so, perhaps there is a different level within the association that would match other teams of similar play experience and “even the field”, so to speak.

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DALLAS — A Texas high school girls basketball team on the winning end of a 100-0 game has a case of blowout remorse.

Now officials from the winning school say they are trying to do the right thing by seeking a forfeit and apologizing for the margin of victory.

In a statement Thursday on The Covenant School’s Web site, the head of school said, “It is shameful and an embarrassment that this happened.” He went on to say that Covenant has made “a formal request to forfeit the game recognizing that a victory without honor is a great loss.”

Last week Covenant, a private Christian school in Dallas, defeated Dallas Academy 100-0. Covenant was up 59-0 at halftime.

A parent who attended the game told The Associated Press that Covenant continued to make 3-pointers — even in the fourth quarter. She praised the Covenant players but said spectators and an assistant coach were cheering wildly as their team edged closer to 100 points.

“I think the bad judgment was in the full-court press and the 3-point shots,” said Renee Peloza, whose daughter plays for Dallas Academy. “At some point, they should have backed off.”

Dallas Academy coach Jeremy Civello told The Dallas Morning News that the game turned into a “layup drill,” with the opposing team’s guards waiting to steal the ball and drive to the basket. Covenant scored 12 points in the fourth quarter and “finally eased up when they got to 100 with about four minutes left,” he said.

Dallas Academy has eight girls on its varsity team and about 20 girls in its high school. It is winless over the last four seasons. The academy boasts of its small class sizes and specializes in teaching students struggling with “learning differences,” such as short attention spans or dyslexia.

There is no mercy rule in girls basketball that shortens the game or permits the clock to continue running when scores become lopsided. There is, however, “a golden rule” that should have applied in this contest, said Edd Burleson, the director of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools. Both schools are members of this association, which oversees private school athletics in Texas.

“On a personal note, I told the coach of the losing team how much I admire their girls for continuing to compete against all odds,” Burleson said. “They showed much more character than the coach that allowed that score to get out of hand. It’s up to the coach to control the outcome.”

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Update 10:52 on 1/26/09:
The coach of the winning team has been fired. He refused to apologize for the win, citing some of the same reasons I did.

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Activists to Obama: Go Watch an Abortion

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Christians who voted for Obama; you need to read this…

President Obama, who as an Illinois state lawmaker objected to requiring doctors to provide medical care for infants who survive abortions, has been issued a challenge by March for Life officials, who today rallied in Washington to mark the 36th anniversary of the Roe vs. Wade U.S. Supreme Court ruling striking state bans on abortion.

Obama had been invited to address the annual march on the mall in Washington, which typically has attracted hundreds of thousands every year since 1974. Instead of participating, Obama issued a statement affirming his support for abortion, calling it a “woman’s right to choose” and encouraging finding “common ground” to expand contraception, health information and preventative services.

Former President Bush addressed rally participants during his tenure, often by telephone, encouraging them in their efforts to build a nation in which every life is protected, including the unborn.

Just a year ago, Bush said, “We aspire to build a society where each one of us is welcomed in life and protected in law. We haven’t arrived, but we are making progress.”

He continued, “This America is nurtured by people like you, who speak up for the weak and the innocent. This America is the destiny of a people whose founding document speaks of the right to life that is a gift of our Creator, not a grant of the state.”

March for Life officials confirmed they invited Obama for the 2009 event, but absent his participation, they posted a challenge on the Internet.

“As a candidate, President-Elect Obama made two important campaign promises: first, that he will be president of all of the people, and also that he will make change. Then, as president of all the people, which includes preborn humans, he must educate himself about the evils over-flowing our American culture from Roe v. Wade,” the challenge said.

“They are the evils of denying worth to a whole class of innocent preborn humans. They are the evils of denying protection of the unalienable right to life of preborn humans in existence at fertilization. They are the same evils which America suffered by having to put down slavery and the holocaust.”

The campaign said Obama must learn that on his inauguration day alone an estimated 3,000 pregnant mothers were “brutalized physically and emotionally by surgical abortion, and 3,000 innocent preborn human boys and girls … killed intentionally.”

The challenge states to be president “of all of the people”:

1. “He must watch the evil deed of a surgical abortion to know what it looks like to pull off the head, arms and legs of a preborn human – there is a commercial killing site within a few blocks of the White House.

2. “He must learn about abortion evil by talking with suffering post-abortion mothers and fathers.

3. “He must talk with an adult who survived the violations of abortion.

4. “He must learn about the love and work of selfless pro-lifers who provide free services for pregnant mothers.

5. “He must join with us volunteer March for Life defenders who stand up for change which overturns Roe vs. Wade because we cannot tolerate that our beloved country continues to participate in the intentional genocide of an estimated 50,000,000 innocent preborn human boys and girls since Roe v. Wade.”

March for Life officials pulled no punches in their challenge.

“The purpose of the 36th annual March for Life is to educate Washington Officialdom and the entire American citizenry and media that the Supreme Court’s Roe v. Wade opinion is illicit because it attempts to authorize the intentional killing of innocent preborn humans with impunity,” they wrote. “But, as we learn from the principles of the Nuremberg Trials, the intentional killing of innocent humans is a crime against humanity which neither a public official nor any human person has the authority to legalize. Nevertheless, in Roe v. Wade, our Supreme Court unfortunately decriminalized the intentional killing of preborn children— for now.”

The organization said in its statement, “President-Elect Obama must learn that no one owns the right to life of another human in existence at fertilization because we Americans are governed by self-evident truths ‘that all Men are created equal … endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life . . .'”

The explanation said a pregnant mother and/or her preborn child could die in trauma, “but no one may intentionally kill either innocent born or preborn human to save the life of the other. Abortion is never therapy.”

Nellie J. Gray, president of March for Life, delivered to Obama an invitation to the rally.

“We request that would come to speak to us,” she wrote. “Why? Because America needs your strong leadership as president of all of the people to stop the intentional killing of an estimated 3,000 preborn boys and girls each day.

“Abortion evil in America is error which officials and citizenry of both church and state have a duty to stop and can unite to stop. The dreadful killing goes on because abortionists and media keep the innocent blood of preborns out-of-sight, which keeps many Americans so passive to the evil of killing that they tolerate or even support a choice to murder preborns,” she told Obama.

“Mr. Obama, we hear about genocide in far-off lands, and America is asked to help stop that evil. Certainly America wants to help stop all genocide evil – foreign and domestic. Since the illicit Roe v. Wade, America suffers genocide of an estimated 50,000,000 preborn boys and girls. And, since the March for Life Rally last year, an estimated 1,300,000 preborn humans have been intentionally killed out-of-sight,” she told him.

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“Robert Reich: Keep Stimulus Money Away from Skilled Workers and ‘White Male Contractors'” By Michelle Malkin

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Reich’s proposal exposes the lie that the Obama administration is actually interested in revitalizing basic infrastructure for the good of the economy. No, what Team Obama really wants is to ensure that the least skilled, least qualified workers get jobs based on their chromosomes and pigment.

Reich wrote on his blog:

The stimulus plan will create jobs repairing and upgrading the nation’s roads, bridges, ports, levees, water and sewage system, public-transit systems, electricity grid, and schools. And it will kick-start alternative, non-fossil based sources of energy (wind, solar, geothermal, and so on); new health-care information systems; and universal broadband Internet access.

It’s a two-fer: lots of new jobs, and investments in the nation’s future productivity.

But if there aren’t enough skilled professionals to do the jobs involving new technologies, the stimulus will just increase the wages of the professionals who already have the right skills rather than generate many new jobs in these fields. And if construction jobs go mainly to white males who already dominate the construction trades, many people who need jobs the most — women, minorities, and the poor and long-term unemployed — will be shut out.

What to do? There’s no easy solution to either dilemma…

People can be trained relatively quickly for these sorts of jobs, as well as many infrastructure j0bs generated by the stimulus — installing new pipes for water and sewage systems, repairing and upgrading equipment, basic construction — but contractors have to be nudged both to provide the training and to do the hiring.

I’d suggest that all contracts entered into with stimulus funds require contractors to provide at least 20 percent of jobs to the long-term unemployed and to people with incomes at or below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. And at least 2 percent of project funds should be allocated to such training. In addition, advantage should be taken of buildings trades apprenticeships — wich must be fully available to women and minorities.

Reich made similar comments in his Jan. 7 congressional testimony on economic recovery. Naked Emperor News uploaded the video:

Partial transcript:

REICH: …”I am concerned, as I’m sure many of you are, that these jobs not simply go to high-skilled people who are already professionals or to white male construction workers…I have nothing against white male construction workers, I’m just saying there are other people who have needs as well.”

Yes, God forbid the jobs go to people with track records and experience. God forbid we judge stimulus recipients on the content of their resumes as opposed to the color of their skin.

There are other people who have needs as well.

Spoken like a true-blue wealth redistributor. The “needs” (read: demands) of politically protected minorities trump the need for competently build roads and bridges.

Rep. Charlie Rangel then chimes in to kvetch about how governors need to be “forced” to comply with formulas that earmark the stimulus money based on color-coded “needs.”

I quote Rangel: “Remove the discretion! Identify the ‘need.’ Do numbers.”

Translation: Screw qualifications. Quota-monger America out of its recession.

And here’s the kicker: Rangel tells Reich that he doesn’t have to worry about middle-class opposition to their social engineering plans for the stimulus. Why? Because they’re too busy working! It’s at the 2:33 mark of the video:

RANGEL: And one thing you can depend on, you don’t have to be worried about what the middle-class is gonna do. Things are so bad. They have to put food on their tables. Clothes for their kids. Get them in school. I think this is a tremendous opportunity for a stronger America.

Rangel wraps up by advocating that Reich “force” and “mandate” his social engineering “criteria” for stimulus spending.

So much for “post-racialism.” So much for “setting aside childish things.” The Age of Obama has resurrected the same old bean-counters.

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Palestinian Journalists: Death Toll Inflated

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

One of the terrorist weapons of choice; the media. The terrorist say it, the media reports it as fact, even though terrorist lie most of the time.

While most of the media was reporting a final toll of the Gaza war, an Italian reporter visiting many hospitals in the strip says the casualty rates were far, far lower, and that Palestinian journalists know it. The Jerusalem Post explains

The number of Palestinians killed in Operation Cast Lead did not exceed five or six hundred, Lorenzo Cremonesi, a correspondent for Italy’s Corriere Della Sera reported on Thursday.

Cremonesi based his report on tours of hospitals in the Gaza Strip and on interviews with families of casualties. He also assessed the number of wounded to be far lower than 5,000, the number quoted by Hamas and repeated by the UN and the Red Cross in Gaza.

“It is sufficient to visit several hospitals [in the Gaza Strip] to understand that the numbers don’t add up,” he wrote.

In the European hospital in Rafah, one of the facilities which would presumably be filled with wounded from the “war of the tunnels,” many beds were empty, according to Cremonesi. A similar situation was noted in the Nasser Hospital in Khan Younis, and in the privately-run Amal Hospital Cremonesi reported that only five out 150 beds were occupied.

YNet News notes that Palestinian reporters were aware of the inflated numbers, confirming this to Cremonesi:

The reporter for the Italian newspaper also quoted reporters in the Strip who told of Hamas’ exaggerated figures, “We have already said to Hamas commanders – why do you insist on inflating the number of victims?”

These same reporters mentioned that the truth that will come out is likely to be similar to what occurred in Operation Defensive Shield in Jenin. “Then, there was first talk of 1,500 deaths. But then it turned out that there were only 54, 45 of which were armed men,” the Palestinian reporters told the Italian newspaper.

The IDF claims 500 Hamas gunmen killed during the war; Hamas says a mere 48.

How is it that the same Palestinian reporters telling the West of 1,330 deaths are acknowledging a different reality and simply waiting for the truth to “come out” like in Jenin?

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Turkish Muslims Attempt to Seize 1,600-Year-Old Christian Monastery

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

ISTANBUL, January 22 (Compass Direct News) – Syriac Christians in southeastern Turkey say a land dispute over the historic Mor Gabriel Monastery is part of a larger system of discrimination against the religious minority in this overwhelmingly Islamic country.

Muslim residents of southeastern Turkey dispute the boundary lines of an ancient Christian monastery dating to the fourth century as being unnecessarily large for the needs of a religious community. Islamic village leaders from Yayvantepe, Eglence and Candarli are attempting to confiscate one-third of the monastery’s property, claiming it was wrongfully appropriated and that they need it for their livestock.

Area Muslims also say the land in question is forest and thereby registered as land belonging to the State Treasury.

“Our land is being occupied by the monastery,” [coat tailing on the same “logic” used to justify terrorist acts in Gaza and the West Bank. -ed.] said Ismail Erlal, village leader of Yayvantepe, according to Cihan News Agency. “We make use of the forest there and pasture our animals; we won’t give up our rights.”

Among the most contentious issues are the monastery walls built around its perimeter, rebuilt 15 years ago. Village leaders complain in a lawsuit to obtain the land that the monastery has gone beyond its rightful bounds. In August the land survey office of Midyat said it had determined that 270 hectares of the monastery’s 760 hectares were government property, including land inside and outside the monastery’s walls.

A court in Mardin originally scheduled a hearing for Friday (Jan. 16) to determine the legal status of the monastery walls, but it was rescheduled to Feb. 11 to allow the court more time to examine the case. At the February hearing the court will determine if the 270 hectares of land belong to the government or the monastery.

Metropolitan Timotheos Samuel Aktas, leader of the monastery, answered in a report that the monastery has the right to leave its land uncultivated and has paid taxes on the property since 1937.

The state originally charged the monastery with being founded illegally, but it dropped those charges by canceling a hearing originally schedule for Dec. 24. Rudi Sumer, the attorney representing the monastery, said that the claim was groundless since the monastery has foundation status dating back to modern Turkey’s origins, not to mention centuries of existence beforehand.

The mayors of Yayvantepe, Eglence and Candarli also charged the monastery with attempting to proselytize young children (illegal in Turkey) and carrying out “anti-Turkish” activity.

Metropolitan Aktas said in a report that these claims were groundless and of the same provocative nature that has historically sparked violence against Turkey’s Christians.

“All the allegations are frivolous and vexatious, devoid of any logic or evidence, solely aimed with the malicious intent of rousing anti-Christian sentiments by the surrounding Muslim villages,” he said.

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“They’re Poor Winners Too” by David Limbaugh

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Leftists are always lecturing Republicans and conservatives on the importance of civility and bipartisanship yet revealing, whether winner or losing, that they are the ones who need lessons in manners and collegiality.

If you aren’t convinced of the left’s nonpareil arrogance and nastiness from observing their behavior toward President Bush and Vice President Cheney for the past eight years, then contrast the behavior of Mr. Bush’s staff leaving office and that of Mr. Clinton’s, who literally trashed the White House like juvenile delinquents.

Fast-forwarding to this week, did you see Obama supporters booing President Bush at the inauguration, singing, “Na, na, na, na, hey, hey, hey, goodbye”? Pure class.

The Washington Times reported that these same Obama supporters mocked Mr. Cheney “with derisive laughter when he appeared on huge TV screens by the Capitol grounds, rolling down a ramp in a wheelchair after suffering a back injury moving out of his Naval Observatory home. ‘Good riddance!’ one man yelled.”

Nor was it just rude mobs at the parade. “Hardball” host Chris Matthews wasn’t content to bask in his euphoria over Obama’s assumption of office. Like many of his colleagues, he needed to kick Bush as he was going out the door. “There’ll be no more bullying of the world, no more acting like one of the bad guys on occasion. We’re going to try again to be the good guy of the world and to get along with our fellow democracies. It is a dramatic change that’s to come.” Dramatic, indeed, Chris.

Then we saw the surviving Dean of Network Broadcasters, Tom Brokaw, tackily, nay, sadistically remarking, “It’s unfortunate for Vice President Cheney to have had this accident, obviously, because there will be those who don’t like him who will be writing tomorrow that he had a Dr. Strangelove appearance as he appeared today in his wheelchair.” Well, Tom, the only writing about this I’ve seen is in reference to your snide comment.

In case you think this was uncharacteristic of Brokaw’s general attitude, then perhaps you didn’t hear about his other comparison. NewsBusters reported that he likened the mood of the inauguration crowd to what he’d observed at the fall of the Communist regime in Czechoslovakia. “It reminds me of the Velvet Revolution,” he said. While he “charitably” conceded that Bush’s administration was not a communist regime that had been overthrown, he remarked, “An unpopular president is leaving, and people have been waiting for this moment. And there’s that same sense of joyfulness and possibility, even though, as in Czechoslovakia, they had enormous problems, and we do, as well.” (And these clowns accuse my brother of being over-the-top.)

If you have a particular masochistic streak and want to overdose on the liberal media’s bias, run a quick LexisNexis search and read the comments from “journalists” accompanying the inauguration of President George W. Bush or Ronald Reagan. Ann Coulter’s recent column contained a few choice examples.

One might think the new post-partisan president himself would have broken from this trend and exuded the singular kind of collegiality for which he is celebrated. But in the midst of his lofty speech, he couldn’t pass up a few digs at the exiting administration, either: “The time has come to set aside childish things. … Our time of standing pat, of protecting narrow interests and putting off unpleasant decisions, that time has surely passed.”

Obama also couldn’t resist a jab at the knuckle-dragging science-averse, apparently for failing to swallow the left’s uncompromising faith-based opinion, which has come under increasing scientific challenge (31,000-plus scientists and counting), that human activities are leading to apocalyptic global warming. “We will restore science to its rightful place,” he said. I assume “its rightful place” is in service to leftist propaganda.

Unfortunately, this superior, blame-assigning attitude was not just inaugural rhetoric; it has made its way onto the new White House agenda Web site. Under “Katrina,” it boasts: “President Obama will keep the broken promises made by President Bush to rebuild New Orleans and the Gulf Coast. He and Vice President Biden will take steps to ensure that the federal government will never again allow such catastrophic failures in emergency planning and response to occur.” They also take a shot at the Bush administration on military contracts. They will “develop a strategy for determining when contracting makes sense, rather than continually handing off governmental jobs to well-connected companies.”

For further proof of how bipartisanship and tolerance will work under Democratic rule, just read the news, hot off the presses, of Connecticut Democrats demanding an apology from Sen. Joe Lieberman for criticizing and failing to support Obama.

As events of the past week have shown, liberals are every bit as bad at winning as they are at losing.

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“Islamic Fundamentalism, Coming to a City Near You” by Jeff Schreiber

Friday, January 23rd, 2009

Here’s how it’s going to happen:

First, at some point this year, the home for enemy combatants currently in use at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba will be shuttered pursuant to the executive order signed today by President Obama, and the terrorists and sworn enemies of the United States held there will be transferred from the detention facility in Raul and Fidel Castro’s backyard to a detention facility in yours.

Then, with help of funding secured from various sources by groups like the Council for American Islamic Relations, the ACLU, and the Arab-American Action Network–the latter founded and operated by long-time Obama friend and associate Rashid Khalidi–many of these detainees will retain top-notch, left-leaning defense attorneys and, due to a technicality in the way the detainee was captured, or a problem with the change in legal status from enemy combatant to God-knows-what, or some obscure violation of the Federal Rules of Evidence, these sworn enemies to western civilization will walk. Perhaps onto American soil, as most of their home countries understandably don’t want them back.

Far-fetched? Hardly. In fact, this scenario took two steps–leaps, really–toward reality today, first when Barack Obama signed the executive order despite lacking a concrete plan on where the detainees were to go, and again when Pennsylvania Rep. John Murtha told reporters that, sure, he’d be prepared to welcome the terrorists in his own district.

“They’re no more dangerous in my district than in Guantanamo,” said Murtha, a former Marine who just last summer blasted U.S. Marines currently serving in Iraq, calling them “murderers.”

So, as far as Murtha is concerned, our own Marines are dangerous and murderous — but actual Islamic terrorists caught in the act of attempting to kill Americans are somehow so innocuous that, sure thing, he’d welcome them to the very part of western Pennsylvania where hijacked Flight 93 crashed on September 11, 2001? While it’s doubtful that Murtha finds the detainees completely harmless, he did add when talking to reporters today that he sees “no reason not to put ’em in prisons in the United States and handle them the way they would handle any other prisoners.”

Nobody on Capitol Hill or in the various newsrooms across the country seem to understand that these people are not innocent goatherders, they weren’t just nabbed by lazy American soldiers while delivering falafel sandwiches to caves and training facilities along the Afghani border. Nobody gets it. And, as a result, the clock is now ticking on Obama’s first executive order, and the only plan in place for the future of our sworn enemies is to distribute them among an American prison population filled with burglars, carjackers, and run-of-the-mill crack addicts. No reason to treat them any differently, Jack? Just thinking of that crisp, clear Tuesday morning in September, seven years ago, I can think of about three thousand.

Furthermore, if it wasn’t enough that Murtha showed he is willing to put the safety of his constituents and security of his nation at risk for no other reason than hoping he can secure taxpayer money for the construction of a new prison in his district, the most disgusting thing that happened in Washington, D.C. today was the signing of the executive order itself. Here we are, still only about 48 hours into Barack Obama’s presidency, and he is already disregarding perhaps his most important duty as president of the United States — to keep the American people safe.

America, today, is less safe than it was yesterday. Obama’s new executive order sends a clear message to Islamic fundamentalists everywhere that America doesn’t take its security seriously, a message which will undoubtedly foster much of the same reaction from Muslim terrorists worldwide that we saw from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in the courtroom last year — grinning out of disbelief that the very people whose throats he would still cut in an instant were actually stupid enough to allow him a trial.

Even worse, the closure of Gitmo wasn’t the only thing on Obama’s mind today. Showing complete naivete and displaying unfounded confidence that Hamas, fresh off what it insists was a victory, would of course do the right thing and not continue to smuggle Qassam rockets–if not something devastatingly worse–into the Gaza Strip, he asked Israel to open its borders in a show of faith in the possibility of lasting peace. Here in the States, he also issued orders that all agencies immediately stop use of any so-called “enhanced interrogation techniques” and only use those authorized in the U.S. Army Field Manual (in other words, be nice and maybe these folks might be nice right back and tell us where the roadside bomb is), and that the CIA shutter, “as expeditiously as possible,” any secret overseas facilities used for interrogation and detention. Obama’s goal was that we comply, immediately and unequivocally, with Common Article 3 of the Geneva Convention, which enjoins any “humiliating” or “degrading” treatment of prisoners.

In doing all of this, Obama cited the need for America to take the “high moral ground.” The new president, like so many on the left side of the political aisle, are obsessed with how America is perceived by those overseas, and this shows that they will stop at nothing, including putting American people at risk here at home, to burnish that perception as best possible.

It’s one thing to desire “high moral ground,” but it is another thing altogether to explain it as policy to the widowed wife and fatherless children of a businessman killed in the next terrorist attack on American soil. Similarly, it’s wonderful and nice to use the coffee-and-donuts approach to interrogation, an approach grounded in a tiptoe-through-tulips, feel-good effort to avoid anything which could be reasonably seen as humiliation or degradation, but what happens when only a little pressure could have garnered information needed to save innocent American lives?

How can President Barack Obama honestly argue that he is doing everything in his power to keep America secure and Americans safe? Will he still tout that “high moral ground” when we’re burying dead American children six feet beneath it after former Gitmo detainees, fresh off their release on a technicality from the shiny new prison in Murtha’s district, decide to repeat a Beslan-type attack on American soil?

“High moral ground” means absolutely nothing to a man willing to strap explosives to his chest and kill himself in a Manhattan coffee shop. “High moral ground” means absolutely nothing to those who sawed off the heads of Nick Berg and Daniel Pearl, or those who burned captured American soldiers to death before dragging their charred, lifeless bodies through the streets and dangling them from a bridge.

We’re not fighting against uniformed soldiers of old here; these aren’t the kind of people who lay down their weapons and meet at the center of a snow- and blood-covered Belgian battlefield for a Christmas dinner celebration before returning to the rifles and the mortars and the trenches in time for sun-up. These people aren’t looking to push back our borders or plunder a town; they wake up every morning from dreams of our destruction — and slowly but surely, in the name of political correctness and “high moral ground,” we’re going to hand them our own severed, infidel heads on a silver platter.

Barack Obama’s ultimate job as the American president is to keep the American people safe from harm. It isn’t to curry favor of those abroad. It isn’t to appease hopeless idealists and champions of political correctness on the left. His duty is plain and simple — keep us safe. Today, he breached that duty, and smiled and shook hands in the process.

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