In the wake of today’s deadly terror attacks in Belgium, all of the candidates running to replace President Obama were quick to acknowledge and speak out on the tragedy. Not so quick was the man currently occupying 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue — well, technically currently occupying a mansion in Cuba as he visits his latest BFF Cuban President Raul Castro.As WZ aptly noted, President Obama seems unable to even to answer the 10am call — say nothing of the 3am call.
And when he did finally get around to it, Obama devoted a whopping 51 seconds to discussing the latest stark reminder of the war in which the world currently finds itself entrenched, before turning back to his own ideological agenda.
As the Washington Examiner reports:
President Obama spent exactly 51 seconds discussing Tuesday’s terror attacks in Brussels before pivoting back to his prepared remarks in Cuba.Obama asked the Havana audience to “please indulge me” before committing that the U.S. “will do whatever is necessary” to support the people of Belgium.
“The thoughts and prayers of the American people are with the people of Belgium and we stand in solidarity with them in condemning these outrageous attacks against innocent people,” Obama said. “We will do whatever is necessary to support our friend and ally, Belgium, in bringing to justice to those who are responsible.”
He said that the attack “is yet another reminder that the world must unite … regardless of nationality, or race, or faith in fighting against the scourge of terrorism.”Notice, of course, no mention of radical Islam.
After burdening his Cuban audience to “indulge” him, President Obama then went on to discuss his own agenda:‘I’ve come to bury the last remnants of the cold war between us and Havana.’
The Cold War? Ummm, does someone want to clue President Obama in that this is the 21st century and we’ve got a real and present war underway, with radical Islam, that needs our attention most desperately? Hey, President Obama, the 20th century called and wants its foreign policy back…
Obama also took the opportunity to point out how our country is still dealing with the scars of slavery and how there’s too much money in politics, before declaring, “It’s time now for us to leave the past behind.”
If only the president himself would do exactly that — leave the past behind — so he could lead the nation, and the world, in fighting the greatest global existential threat of our times.
[Note: This article was written by Michelle Jesse, Associate Editor]