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After you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll also enjoy Libya, Oh Libya.

I admit I can relate to Barack Obama far more than I can relate to his enablers, both in and out of the media. After all, he’s living high off the hog. The only time he’s not on the golf links is when he’s being stroked by wealthy supporters or cheered by juvenile college students.

But why would anyone want to keep indulging him? After all, the economy he’s destroying is also their economy. A lot of the jobs he’s not creating are their jobs. The America that is no longer feared or respected by our enemies is also their America, as is the America that is no longer trusted by our erstwhile allies.

Why is it that when the Obamas made one of their frequent visits to “The View” and Elisabeth Hasselbeck asked Barack a legitimate question, instead of replying, he turned his back on her and gave Barbara Walters a kiss and wished her a happy birthday, and the audience, instead of booing his rudeness and arrogance, gave him a rousing round of applause?

Worse yet, when they showed the segment on Conan O’Brien’s late night TV show, he went off on Hasselbeck, demanding to know where she got off asking Obama about the failing middle class. It’s worth noting that he wasn’t even slightly upset that Obama went on the stupid show instead of meeting with Bibi Netanyahu or even Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in New York. Since I never watch his show, I always assumed the worst thing about O’Brien was that he looked like a burn victim. Now I know that’s probably the best thing about him.

Another irksome thing about liberals is that they bend over backwards to find nice things to say about Islam, even though Muslims would like to see them dead, but they have only contempt for Christianity and Judaism. If you somehow manage to engage them in a discussion and you ask them why they are so contrary when it comes to America’s two major religions, they will recount events that took place in the distant past. They particularly like to mention the Crusades and the Spanish Inquisition, while ignoring the fact that in modern times it’s Muhammad’s followers who are responsible for most of the torture and blood-letting taking place around the world.

Ambassador Stevens and his three colleagues at the consulate in Benghazi, Libya, were not killed by Christians or Jews, but by those sworn to do the same to the rest of us, but Obama and his journalistic lapdogs continue to pay lip service to the barbarians.

The violence that erupted in Libya, Egypt, Yemen, Indonesia, Pakistan, Tunisia, are the direct result of Obama’s conciliatory foreign policy as applied to the Islamic nations. It was the inevitable result of his dissing Prime Minister Netanyahu, while at the same time signaling Iran that we won’t do anything militarily to prevent their producing a nuclear bomb. As I see it, the violence was inevitable. It was, for those of a poetic bent, the Arab Spring in full bloom.

In spite of having convinced himself that nobody could possibly resist his personal appeal, it seems that according to the Pew Poll that between 2009 and 2012, Muslims have found Obama to be even less likeable than they did George Bush. The percent of those in the Middle East who despise America has risen from 70 to 79% in Egypt, 68 to 80% in Pakistan and 74 to 86% in Jordan. Even the bubonic plague would have better numbers than that.

Obama went to the U.N. and had the gall to blame the violence on the shmoe who produced the anti-Muslim video; to insist that the future doesn’t belong to those who slander Islam; and that the values of the U.N. must prevail. To which I say, one, our First Amendment guarantees the putz the right to make any sort of video he wants, so long as it isn’t a snuff film or child porn, either of which would probably have drawn throngs to the Tehran Cineplex; two, truth is its own defense; and, three, the U.N. has no values, except for those it shares with the Mafia and al-Qaeda.

I would say that Albert Einstein must have had someone like Barack Obama in mind when he observed: “The world is in greater peril from those who tolerate or encourage evil than from those who actually commit it.”

That brings us to Gitmo. Just because conservatives in Congress prevented Obama from keeping his campaign pledge to shut down the detention camp for terrorists doesn’t mean he’s not doing his best to carry through on that particular promise. Even though we all know that at least a third of the terrorists who are released wind up back in business, doing exactly what they did before they were captured, Obama is trying to do through attrition what he couldn’t do through legislation.

Even after the recent unpleasantness in the Middle East and North Africa, which was masterminded by former Gitmo resident, Abu Sufian bin Qumu, Obama decided to release Omar Khadr to Canadian authorities. Khadr, whose father was an Egyptian-born Canadian, with close ties to al-Qaeda, killed U.S. Army Sgt. Christopher Speer. After serving another year in an Ontario prison, Khadr will be eligible for parole. What he will do upon his release is anybody’s guess, but, considering that the recidivism rate among terrorists rivals that of pedophiles, I’m betting that a lot of people will have cause to regret that capital punishment isn’t the mandatory punishment for jihadists.

Finally, just in case anyone is wondering, I’m not really betting on Romney so much as I’m betting on America.

And God help us if I lose that wager.
©2012 Burt Prelutsky. Comments? Write BurtPrelutsky@aol.com.

After you’ve read this article, Burt hopes you’ll also enjoy Libya, Oh Libya.

Author Bio:

Burt Prelutsky, a very nice person once you get to know him, has been a humor columnist for the L.A. Times and a movie critic for Los Angeles magazine. As a freelancer, he has written for the New York Times, Washington Times, TV Guide, Modern Maturity, Emmy, Holiday, American Film, and Sports Illustrated. For television, he has written for Dragnet, McMillan & Wife, MASH, Mary Tyler Moore, Rhoda, Bob Newhart, Family Ties, Dr. Quinn and Diagnosis Murder. In addition, he has written a batch of terrific TV movies. View Burt’s IMDB profile. Talk about being well-rounded, he plays tennis and poker... and rarely cheats at either. He lives in the San Fernando Valley, where he takes his marching orders from a wife named Yvonne and a dog named Angel.
Author website: http://www.burtprelutsky.com/
  • jmiky

    Burt, personally I would have let the ragheads think that they were going to Gitmo, then about halfway there, I would have opened the door and give them an option, talk or walk. If they survive the fall let them swim for Africa. Problem solved.

  • Orejon54

    Overlooked is that the Moslems invaded Europe (Saracen Invasion10th century) and were only turned back by Charles Martel at the gates to Poitiers, France.   That should eliminate any “Crusade Guilt” arguments.

    Now about Benghazi….

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Orejon:  There you go again, making sense.

      Burt

  • Wheels55

    If Obama was President in 1941, he would have apologized to the Japanese for being in their harbor on December 7th. We would have lost the war and been speaking a blend of German and Japanese – Germanese.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Wheels: Auf sayonara?

      Burt

      • Wheels55

        Auf sayonara Dummkoph Shogun

  • GlenFS

    The crusades do not seem at all relevant today when one considers that its perps have all been dead for hundreds of years.  This cannot be said of jihadists.  Yet, just as you say, Burt, the libs always bring it up in any discussion of Isalm. 

    I don’t get their notion that guilt should cross eons and generations, justifying whatever actions ensue from those not even effected.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Glen: The fact is, if liberals possessed commonsense and logic, they would be conservatives.

      Burt

  • JohnInMA

    For me the biggest offense that the Obama administration commits is to behave, in word and deed, as if every incidence is of terror is simply an over the line – or even slightly over the line – protest.  To them, the actions do not seem barbaric nor even heinous.  No doubt it is a deliberate effort to try and include these terrorists into the mainstream if they would only tone it done a little.  As if they are a group of disgruntled Occupy protesters who just need someone to listen to their grievances. 

    That is beyond naive.  At its heart, it is complicity.  You must isolate barbarians from, for example, people who honestly want change on the streets of Cairo or Tripoli, or Aleppo, etc.  To try and join them is more than just dangerous, it is a near guarantee of continued violence for years and generations to come.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       John: I am not convinced that the folks on the streets of Cairo, Tripoli, etc., really want change.  They may want to replace a dictator for the Muslim Brotherhood, but that isn’t change for the good.  And it certainly isn’t change for America’s good.  Gaddafi and Mubarek, like the Shah of Iran before them, cooperated with the U.S. and didn’t dare refer to us as the Big Satan.

      Burt

      • JohnInMA

        Thanks, Burt.  I wasn’t trying to paint the protesters as angelic or even pure of heart.  Certainly there are a number of operatives (MB) among the others who just want some shackles removed.  But I am not aware of many instances within those groups, except at the peak of the ‘rebellion’ perhaps, where they behaved like the barbarians that many of us rightfully call ‘terrorists’.   They may even have some goals in common with the barbarians – e.g. Sharia law – however, they seem to be satisfied with their results without massacres.  And surely there are many who don’t want Sharia.  So far it seems the violence (bombings)  that randomly pops up in public in those areas hasn’t been inarguably linked to the protesters/insurgents/rebels.  Mostly it’s the barbarians – and mostly they have ties to MB and the many affiliated groups.  As an optimist – masochistic of me, I know – perhaps those sincere protesters will eventually see the light that the barbarians and their target of Sharia is really not in the best interest…….Perhaps I will look to the sky for pigs, also.  Dunno.

        • BurtPrelutsky

           John: So long as you don’t hold your breath, I don’t see you doing any lasting harm to yourself while awaiting these signs of sanity in the Muslim world.

          Burt

  • brendan horn

    Burt,

    The left are people who are afraid to demonize demons. Years ago, we were supposed to be appalled that Khalid Sheik-Muhamad was waterboarded several times. We heard so many stories about waterboarding of the man who had decapitated Daniel Pearl and orchestrated the 9/11 attacks. We saw thousands of stories about waterboarding one of the worst people in the world. I would rather be waterboarded 500 times than spend one hour with an Islamic terrorist. Today, KSM is one of the safest terrorists in the world because of the Obama administration. They have made no progress in their prosecution of this despicable terrorist. I am angry, not that Bush waterboarded that degenerate, but that he did not kill him when he had the chance.

    • BurtPrelutsky

       Brendan: My own position is that terrorists should always be executed on the spot, unless there is good reason to believe that they can provide useful intelligence.  But after that is extracted from them, they should then be executed.  It annoys me no end that Israel continues to imprison captured terrorists, so that somewhere down the road, they can exchange a thousand of them for the mutilated corpse of an Israeli soldier.

      Burt

      • brendan horn

        Burt, I completely agree with you on this.

        • BurtPrelutsky

           Brendan: I knew you were a wise and reasonable man.  This merely confirms it.

          Burt