Is it a strong or weak president that lets dictators bully him into making public relations statements? I’m guessing it’s not a strong president.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan on Feb. 12 criticized U.S. President Barack Obama for his silence following the killings of three young Muslims in North Carolina this week, in the latest sign relations between the two leaders have become strained.
Speaking alongside Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto during a state visit to Latin America’s No. 2 economy, Erdoğan said the silence of Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State John Kerry was “telling” and they should take a position following such acts.
“If you stay silent when faced with an incident like this, and don’t make a statement, the world will stay silent towards you,” Erdoğan said, condemning those responsible for the crime.
This was on yesterday. Then guess what happens today?
President Barack Obama called the slayings earlier this week of three Muslim students in Chapel Hill, North Carolina “brutal and outrageous” in a statement released Friday, but he declined to say whether or not he believes the killings constitute a hate crime.
The statement came three days after the shootings and the day after the FBI announced it would begin investigating whether any federal laws — including those relating to hate crimes — had been violated. The U.S. Attorney’s office in North Carolina’s Middle District and the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department also opened preliminary inquiries to determine if any federal laws were broken.
Well damn, it’s good to find out who Obama actually is beholden to, because he certainly doesn’t serve the constitution or the American public. But then this is all circumstantial evidence. It’s just as likely that Obama put out the statement after being nagged by that other Muslim totalitarian, Imam Valerie Jarrett.
Besides, I don’t know if I’d take advice from the guy who says Muslims discovered America before Columbus did.