Obama Shows His Patriotism And Causes A Republican Freakout By Rejecting Language of War

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In the face of Republican attacks on his patriotism, President Obama stood tall and rejected the calls for perpetual war during his speech at the Summit On Countering Violent Extremism.

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The president said:

We have to confront the warped ideologies espoused by terrorists like al Qaeda and ISIL, especially their attempt to use Islam to justify their violence. I discussed this at length yesterday. These terrorists are desperate for legitimacy. And all of us have a responsibility to refute the notion that groups like ISIL somehow represent Islam, because that is a falsehood that embraces the terrorist narrative.

At the same time, we must acknowledge that groups like al Qaeda and ISIL are deliberately targeting their propaganda to Muslim communities, particularly Muslim youth. And Muslim communities, including scholars and clerics, therefore have a responsibility to push back, not just on twisted interpretations of Islam, but also on the lie that we are somehow engaged in a clash of civilizations; that America and the West are somehow at war with Islam or seek to suppress Muslims; or that we are the cause of every ill in the Middle East.

Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) responded with a tweet:

McCain’s tweet came after Rudy Giuliani said that Obama doesn’t love America, and Sen. Ted Cruz called the president an apologist for Islamic terrorists.

Republicans are freaking out because the president is not supporting their rhetoric of perpetual war. Both the war on terror and the war on Islam have one thing in common. They are the language of permanent and perpetual war.

The concept of terrorism can’t be defeated by an army. Therefore, Republicans are suggesting a forever war. President Obama rejected the concept of perpetual war yesterday, and he expanded on his remarks in even stronger terms today.

The warmongers are questioning the president’s patriotism because he refuses to send US combat troops to the Middle East to fight ISIL. With his display of tolerance and sensibility, the president is demonstrating that a true patriot doesn’t drop bombs then ask questions later. The president knows that the enemy is not Islam but a group of terrorists.

By rejecting Republican language of war, President Obama is showing his critics what real patriotism looks like.

26 Replies to “Obama Shows His Patriotism And Causes A Republican Freakout By Rejecting Language of War”

  1. Everything President Obama said in his speech today also goes for this country.

    Yes, he was speaking about international affairs; however, the hate speech, the economic inequality, people using religion to kill others, hurt them, all applies to US. The GOP does not want to hear that, that is why they are whining about his speech now.

  2. The United States of America is fighting a war against terrorists of global reach. The enemy is not a single political regime or person or religion or ideology. The enemy is terrorism — premeditated, politically motivated violence perpetrated against innocents.

    In many regions, legitimate grievances prevent the emergence of a lasting peace. Such grievances deserve to be, and must be, addressed within a political process. But no cause justifies terror.

    Whoops! I’m sorry. President Obama didn’t write what I quoted above. That came from Part III of the National Security Strategy published by the George W. Bush White House one year after the 9/11 attacks.
    http://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/nsc/nss/2002/

  3. America should not be killing for or against a god. The 3 Abrahamic religions need a huge ‘time-out.’ They are screwing things up for the rest of us.

  4. You know what will shut these blood gurgling chicken hawks up?

    Suggest a war tax of 75% on all incomes above 1 million dollars and a draft of all able bodied men no exceptions

  5. Its Cruz, McCain and Giuliani who are being played as fools by the terrorists. They are falling in line & broadcasting exactly what these groups want. Fear, anger and division

  6. The key to fighting ISIL is economics.

    For example, Bin Laden’s background included crushing poverty – poverty brought about by oppressive policies of the United States.

    Give ISIL members joba, and the violence will end immediately.

    Sadly, Reich-wingers can’t figure it out.

  7. Of course they cant figure it out. They had a lot of practice of denying rural America and the inner city jobs for years that’s why you have a meth problem in Mayberry and crime in the inner city

  8. These idiots on the right are playing word games to appeal to their base. Their deliberately making making outlandish remarks to try and stay relevent. You have to wonder if they really care that they’re carrying the message for the extremists.

  9. They don’t care or they wouldn’t be doing it. All they care about is power and money. Eternal war is very profitable, and these chicken hawks know that they are all too old to actually FIGHT their wars.

    If it weren’t for these warmongers there wouldn’t BE an ISIL to worry about.

  10. I love my President! Those warmonger bullies don’t even understand the intelligence used by our President. He’s brilliant!!!
    They are just stirring the pot for their parrots!

  11. All of these chicken hawks are well paid by the giant military supply companies to preach for war.

  12. GOP wouldn’t know patriotism if it bit them in the butt. Just like everything else they believe in it is warped, skewed, and grossly deformed.

  13. President Obama needs to find an aircraft carrier and yell “Bring it on!” to make the Republicans believe he is a true patriot.

  14. It’s obvious that you think that, but you wasted your breath telling us about it. We already know the President’s black.

  15. Wasn’t it in one of G W Bush’s speeches he said something about “perpetual war?” That was the final moment for me. Never after that did I give him or the rethug party even one iota of belief. Think of that. “Perpetual war”. To me, this means dreams, homes, men and women, children, whole society’s destroyed.
    For what?
    No good reason I can think of.

  16. NO JB he is just a truth monger, not a war monger, nor is he ignorant. Way smarter then you, more well read able to see and under stand what he does read. Something you should start to think about. Or is your mind so twisted with all the right wing bs you have no room for truth?

  17. They’re always freaked out anyway. How can we tell if it is something else they are freaked out about? They are freaked out about everything. Guess that just shows how freaky they are.

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