President Obama used a White House press conference today to issue his most forceful language yet in support of the Ground Zero mosque, making clear that the project should go forward and suggesting that those who oppose it do so out of animus toward Islam. With respect to the mosque in New York, you know, I think I’ve been pretty clear on my position here.
The reaction of President Obama and his aides to his own speech on the Ground Zero mosque has been, and continues to be today, a disgrace and an outrage. Bill Clinton has been spending lots of time dealing with Obama lately, and it shows. Obama is getting himself squarely on both sides of the issue while shirking his responsibility to directly address it. It’s excusable
Speaking to the pool reporters in Panama City, Fla., President Obama hinted that he might, just might, not think building a mosque near the World Trade Center site is a good idea. But after showing a little leg, he covered it back up. From today’s pool report: “In this country we treat everybody equally and in accordance with the law, regardless of race, regardless of
President Obama came down squarely tonight on the side of those who want to build an Islamic center near the World Trade Center site, saying that “our commitment to religious freedom must be unshakable.” Obama said this includes the right to build religious centers anywhere, as long as it is done in accord with local ordinances. The White House had just days ago described the
White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs came as close he ever has today to saying the White House approves of the mosque being built just by the World Trade Center site. Gibbs suggested that President Obama will make the position official when he speaks at the annual White House Iftar dinner tonight, which marks the start of Ramadan. QUESTION: At the dinner tonight, do you