I don't want to jump to any conclusions, but between President Obama's no-show at the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall, and his "let's not jump to conclusions" apology in the wake of the Ft. Hood terrorist attack, it's hard not to have any misgivings about Obama's priorities and his increasingly multicultural, morally-relativistic geopolitical worldview.
(On a side note, I just set a personal record for longest opening sentence in a blog!)
Toby Harnden's piece in the UK Telegraph nails Obama's decision not to go to Berlin on the head: "Perhaps Obama felt that celebrating the role of the United States in bringing down the wall would be a bit triumphalist and not quite in keeping with his wish to present America as a declining world power anxious to apologise for sundry historic misdeeds."
If it's not about Obama, he won't be there. Harnden notes that Obama was able to find time to go to Berlin while he was campaigning for President, but now? Too busy. But pencil him in for accepting his Nobel peace price in December!
Regarding the PC storm surrounding the Ft. Hood massacre, Ralph Peters writes in the New York Post that in order to "call this an act of Terrorism, the White House would need an autographed photo of Osama bin Laden helping Hasan buy weapons in downtown Killeen, Texas. Even that might not suffice."
Obama's reaction to the Ft. Hood attack pales in its moral decisiveness and outrage when compared to his remarks about the killing of abortionist George Tiller. Did the President "caution against jumping to conclusions"? Did he (and Homeland Security secretary Janet Napolitano) warn about backlash against pro-lifers? As Al would say, I don't think so, Tim.
So what we have here is a President of the United States who willingly chooses not to celebrate one of the greatest moments of freedom in the history of mankind (and that was brought about directly by U.S. foreign policy and moral resolve), and who lacks the stones to call a terrorist a terrorist because it might offend a certain people group.
Personally, I find it offensive when a U.S. Army major kills 13 of his fellow service members while shouting "Allahu Akhbar!"
But I don't want to jump to any conclusions.