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Merkel Leads on Freedom, While Barry Hangs Ten

Via Gateway Pundit:

In a strong statement to the press on Monday, German Chancellor Angela Merkel called the actions of Iran’s state security services “unacceptable.”

She called on them to “avoid any further escalation of the violence and to pursue political dialogue to peacefully settle internally disputed matters,” and also to respect their commitment to the International Pact on Civil and Political Rights, which guarantees the right to peaceful protest.

What is our President doing while the world burns (again)?  Enjoying some rays and reading what looks to be a Harry Potter book on the beach.

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In the meantime, Gestapo Janet says, “the system worked fine” as reports surface that a new wave of airline bombers may be coming.

It is too bad I missed this as a Christmas gift… I think they will sell out soon.

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-Bruce (GayPatriot)

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21 Comments

  1. As I said earlier, unless he is the focal point, there are no TV appearances.
    The system did not work at all. Had it not been for a few brave passengers who knows what might have happened.
    When you are the President, you get no vacation when a crisis involving your country comes up. Although I wonder if this is his country!!!!

    Comment by PatriotMom — December 28, 2009 @ 1:00 pm - December 28, 2009

  2. Interesting set of links from the corner:

    “Since 2001, there have been 28 failed terrorist attacks against the United States. That averages out to about three foiled attempts per year. That was until this year. This year there were six failed attempts that make 2009 a banner year — the most in one year.

    Good to see that the hope and change has a measurable effect.

    and here: Ashcroft vs. Napolitano.

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 28, 2009 @ 1:30 pm - December 28, 2009

  3. While typically I’d criticize the Obamamessiah’s administrations low-profile approach, for Iran it might be the correct one provided that the back-channels are busily humming-along. The greatest damage to a potential green revolution movement in Iran is the label of being America’s tool. Chancellor Merkel has some clout and credibility amongst the Iranians as a fair dealer, without being dismissed as an American foreign-policy flunky.

    Comment by ted b — December 28, 2009 @ 2:05 pm - December 28, 2009

  4. The Obama administration has shut down the War on Terrorism and slouched into managing the inconvenience of man-caused disasters over which they have little control or responsibility.

    Bush screwed up BIG TIME when he permitted Katrina to smack New Orleans. The Obama people know that stuff happens, but it is important to assure people that the system worked and they are lucky it wasn’t worse.

    Look, folks, the Northwest flight could have crashed into Obama’s teleprompter and left the nation speechless. The system worked.

    Comment by heliotrope — December 28, 2009 @ 2:06 pm - December 28, 2009

  5. Napolitano has backtracked and “clarified” that the system worked….after the fact.

    This yahoo on the NW flight is apparently a member of al-Qaeda and has said that there are many more like him. The Chump in Chief dismissed him as an “isolated extremist”. Who’s the dolt now, LeviTimghillieBoob?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 28, 2009 @ 4:11 pm - December 28, 2009

  6. I miss Ashcroft!

    Why is no one calling for Napolitano’s resignation?

    Comment by American Elephant — December 28, 2009 @ 4:19 pm - December 28, 2009

  7. Apparently, it’s one of the shorter Harry Potter books. Actually, I’m guessing it’s Twilight–a man needs his down-low vampire fantasies, right?

    Comment by Ashpenaz — December 28, 2009 @ 4:26 pm - December 28, 2009

  8. Voldemort doesn’t need to read Harry Potter

    Comment by American Elephant — December 28, 2009 @ 4:36 pm - December 28, 2009

  9. The Seattle Times recently carried a story assuring us that even though Obama is in Hawaii, he’s still in touch with the government and still very much on the job. Reminds me of how the MSM used to refer to Lyndon Johnson’s ranch as “the Texas White House” when LBJ was there. In contrast, whenever Bush went to his ranch in Crawford, the media would run stories updating us on the total number of days Bush had spent “on vacation” during his term in office. Double standard?

    Comment by Conservative Guy — December 28, 2009 @ 5:44 pm - December 28, 2009

  10. A thwarted terrorist attack on a plane over the US?

    Who gives a rat’s ass?

    Iranian citizens killed or imprisoned for standing up to the kind of “leader” Maobama idolizes?

    Meh.

    Buddy gets injured with a surfboard?

    Time to drop the golf club and take off running.

    Who’s the dolt now, LeviTimghillieBoob???

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 28, 2009 @ 6:10 pm - December 28, 2009

  11. First of all, ugh. It’s bad enough having to endure the never-friggin-ending-campaign from the Obama Administration without seeing this commcerialization of Obama. Then again, as a good little capitalist perhaps I shouldn’t object so much although there is some room for irony here given the president’s agenda.

    Secondly, I have to agree with ted b as much as it pains me to say that. Oh not about agreeing with ted b, but in giving even a modicum of defense of the Obama White House when it comes to national security matters. Obama being an inexperienced and incompetent boob on these matters is the primary reason why I voted against the man in 2008 after all. Yet, as ted b said as long as the back channels are being used appropriately it might just be better if the “Great Satan” says little in public that could give a PR coup to the mullahs.

    Comment by John — December 28, 2009 @ 6:10 pm - December 28, 2009

  12. Pop Quiz: Who responded faster, Bush on 9/11 or Maobama on 12/25?

    Extra credit: Which president’s WH staff notified him sooner?

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 28, 2009 @ 9:45 pm - December 28, 2009

  13. Bush’s own recollection of the first crash only complicates the picture. Less than two months after the attacks, Bush made the preposterous claim that he had watched the first attack as it happened on live television. This is the seventh different account of how Bush learned about the first crash (in his limousine, from Loewer, from Card, from Rove, from Gottesman, from Rice, from television). On December 4, 2001, Bush was asked: “How did you feel when you heard about the terrorist attack?” Bush replied, “I was sitting outside the classroom waiting to go in, and I saw an airplane hit the tower—the TV was obviously on. And I used to fly, myself, and I said, well, there’s one terrible pilot. I said, it must have been a horrible accident. But I was whisked off there, I didn’t have much time to think about it.” [White House, 12/4/01]

    There was no film footage of the first attack until at least the following day, and Bush didn’t have access to a television until 15 or so minutes later. [Washington Times, 10/7/02] The Boston Herald later noted, “Think about that. Bush’s remark implies he saw the first plane hit the tower. But we all know that video of the first plane hitting did not surface until the next day. Could Bush have meant he saw the second plane hit—which many Americans witnessed? No, because he said that he was in the classroom when Card whispered in his ear that a second plane hit.” [Boston Herald, 10/22/02] Bush’s recollection has many precise details. Is he simply confused?
    http://www.historycommons.org/essay.jsp?article=essayaninterestingday

    Comment by rusty — December 28, 2009 @ 10:40 pm - December 28, 2009

  14. 12: I’m sorry, was there something I missed, or didn’t passengers thwart an explosion on 12/25/09? Frankly, I’m thrilled with the outcome, not only that lives were saved and a terrorist was stopped, but how it points out there are holes in security (no surprise there, whether republican or democrat in charge) that may or may not be fixed.

    Compare that to 4 airplanes crashing and thousands of lives lost. Not only that, but a president who looked (as a british military expert and others explained it) like a deer in the head lights.

    Also, I’m curious about when that picture of the president was taken. And as far as the Harry Potter reference – Ever consider he might have it because he has children to whom he might be reading (and the children of his other guests)? If nothing else, it makes me feel better that his reading skills are far beyond that of “my little goat”.

    Comment by Kevin — December 28, 2009 @ 11:21 pm - December 28, 2009

  15. If nothing else, it makes me feel better that his reading skills are far beyond that of “my little goat”.

    Oh right. Bush indicated that he didn’t have time to read newspapers, so the dumbass liberals conclude that meant he couldn’t read. If one were curious, instead of running on ASSumptions spoon fed to them, one could easily find what he read:

    http://online.wsj.com/article/SB123025595706634689.html

    http://www.usnews.com/usnews/news/articles/060817/17bushbooks.htm

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 29, 2009 @ 1:15 am - December 29, 2009

  16. Why did the White House not notify Obama for THREE HOURS that American airlines were under attack? And took him DAYS to respond!

    Talk about dereliction of duty! Ignorant libs were in an uproar because President Bush didn’t fly into hysterics in front of a bunch of cameras and a bunch of children, but they will no doubt have excuses — they always do — for why it is somehow acceptable.

    If nothing else, it makes me feel better that his reading skills are far beyond that of “my little goat”.

    Oh, I wouldnt be sure about that at all. While President Bush read a book a week or more, the a**clown Obama has been reading the same book for over a year!

    Comment by American Elephant — December 29, 2009 @ 1:40 am - December 29, 2009

  17. The left is circling the wagons around Obama. That won’t protect America from bombs.

    Comment by ThatGayConservative — December 29, 2009 @ 5:09 am - December 29, 2009

  18. Rusty in #13 takes us for a tour of the “truthers” basement and links to a site that generously quotes Daniel Hopsicker who make Lyndon LaRouche look saner than God.

    Rusty spares no shame in displaying his gullibility for conspiratorial claptrap that was pooped down from Cloud Cuckooland.

    To think that anyone believes he can come to this site and engage a debate using facts and trivia taken from X-man rejected script plots is demeaning to all of us.

    Comment by heliotrope — December 29, 2009 @ 10:04 am - December 29, 2009

  19. Kevin says Bush can’t read much above the My Little Goat level.

    Kevin says when Bush was told about the 9/11 tragedy unfolding that “he looked like a deer in the head lights.”

    Kevin says that the passengers took care of the Northwest bomber so there was no need to disturb the President so he could look like a resolute Patton marching stalwartly into battle with a mission and a plan safely tucked in his incomparable brain.

    Kevin says he questions when the picture of the president was taken. We all certainly know exactly what Kevin is driving at here. Or, maybe not. At least I don’t get the point.

    Kevin says that the Harry Potter reference is a non starter. Then he explains all the reasons Obambi might be reading Harry Potter, except one. Maybe the President is reading Harry Potter as an escape as he lies on the beach. But that would be a common man and mortal sort of thing. That can’t possibly be the reason.

    Kevin says: Bush bad. Obambi good.

    Comment by heliotrope — December 29, 2009 @ 10:22 am - December 29, 2009

  20. The President is never really on Vacation.
    0bama would likely be just as silent on this if he was in DC. The man is not President at all. He got elected, and thinks it is a part time job. His “speech” on the luckily failed attack in Detroit was that of someone who wished not to be bothered. Again, the President is Never on Vacation. . . 0bama seems not to have gotten that memo.

    Comment by JP — December 29, 2009 @ 10:23 am - December 29, 2009

  21. Let us not forget the statements that the panty-bomber was a lone wolf… So I guess that Al Quida claiming him, him claiming Al Quida and the question of who supplied him with explosives all point to him being a ‘lone wolf’?

    This isn’t a crime, it’s an(other) act of war folks!

    Comment by The_Livewire — December 29, 2009 @ 10:32 am - December 29, 2009

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