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Obama Morning News || April 25, 2011

The Washington Post details why Obama hasn’t fulfilled his promise to close Gitmo.

Sens. John McCain and Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) took shots at Obama’s handling of Libya.

Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) will be on hand for the shuttle launch Friday on a mission commanded by husband Mark Kelly, providing a boost of drama to the event, which Obama and his family will attend.

Obama issued a statement honoring Armenian victims of the massacre by Turks a century ago, but did not use the word “genocide” as he’d promised during the campaign.

Indiana Gov. Republican Mitch Daniels seems hesitant to run for Obama’s job.

And Obama may need some credit counseling to get a handle on the nation’s debt.

12 thoughts on “Obama Morning News || April 25, 2011”

  1. He will refuse to use the word “genocide” as it would inflame the hardline Islamists in Turkey … and as a closet, pseudo, sympathetic Islamist himself (eager to ingratiate himself with the Mullahs in Iran), Mr. Obama will only go so far as to “commemorate the killings” instead of taking the next step calling it what it was – a bloody genocide.

    1. Yeah, and if the first family didn’t attend, you would crucify them for that. Damned if he does; damned if he doesn’t. Jesus.

  2. I wrote to my friend on the staff of the AZ Rep and said I would not read one word of the launch coverage, that this president had no right to be splashing himself all over this, the Giffords connection was bad enough. And I do think that and I won’t read it (already in full cry, as you can imagine). You know, some weeks I get up and can hardly stand to undergo a another week of this.

    1. Don’t you quit on us, Star. We need you in this fight…

      “It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man [or woman] who is actually in the arena; whose face is marred by the dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly; so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat.” — Theodore Roosevelt

  3. One of the most overlooked aspects of the Armenian genocide is relegion. Most view the genocide as the Turks killing Armenians for racial reasons along the same lines as the Nazis killed Jews or the Japanese killed Chinese. However, religion was the main driver behind the Muslim Turks killing Christian Armenians, who were dhimmi.

    Given the current president’s predisposition to ignore the excesses of Islam, what should surprise everyone is that he bothered to mention the genocide at all.

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