Saturday, August 27, 2011

Obama Politicizes 9/11 Anniversary

Disgusting! But not at all out of character:
President Barack Obama urged Americans on Saturday to recall the spirit that united the country after the Sept. 11 attacks and take part in a national day of service to mark the anniversary next month.
In remarks acknowledging the "great challenges" that confront the US economy, and could hurt his reelection chances next year, Obama also sought to rise above the partisan political rancor that has divided Washington all summer. 
"As we mark this solemn anniversary, let's summon that spirit once more. And let's show that the sense of common purpose that we need in America doesn't have to be a fleeting moment; it can be a lasting virtue," Obama said in his weekly radio address...
One had hoped that the solemn anniversary would be an occasion to summon up a clue about global jihad, and would not be turned into an entirely inappropriate wannabe-JFK "ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country" moment, but I suppose that's too much to hope for.

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