The butchers smell blood. The vultures smell weakness. Like a dog that attacks when he smells fear. In his first formal interview in his presidency - he spoke first to al-arabiya television groveling and embarrassing himself (and us) by prostrating himself to millions, insisting on the need to "restore" the "same respect and partnership that America had with the Muslim world as recently as 20 or 30 years ago."
Astonishing. In these most recent 20 years -- the alleged winter of our disrespect of the Islamic world -- America did not just respect Muslims, it bled for them. It engaged in five military campaigns, every one of which involved -- and resulted in -- the liberation of a Muslim people: Bosnia, Kosovo, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Iraq. (Krauthammer here)
How weak is King Hussein? So weak, in fact, that dead men are making demands on the O-bumbler:
Would Castro have ever made such a request of Bush? Bwahahahahaha
HAVANA — Ailing Cuban leader Fidel Castro demanded on Thursday that President Barack Obama return the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo to Cuba without conditions, and he accused the new U.S. leader of supporting "Israeli genocide" against Palestinians.
Castro, who had recently praised Obama as "honest" and "noble", lashed out at his administration for stating that Washington will not return Guantanamo if it has any military use for the United States and without concessions in return.
"Maintaining a military base in Cuba against the will of the people violates the most elemental principles of international law," Castro wrote in a column posted on the government-run website www.cubadebate.cu.
This from Mr. Human Rights.
"Not respecting Cuba's will is an arrogant act and an abuse of immense power against a little country," Castro said, resorting to a charge he has leveled against the 10 previous U.S. presidents since he came to power in a 1959 revolution.
Cuba indefinitely leased Guantanamo to the United States in 1903 after the United States occupied the country during the 1898 Spanish-American War. Castro charges that the base at the south-eastern tip of Cuba was taken over illegally.
Earlier on Thursday, Washington's loudest critic in Latin America, Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, also urged Obama to return the Guantanamo base, after applauding his decision to close the prison camp for terrorism suspects there.
"Now he should return Guantanamo and Guantanamo Bay to the Cubans because that is Cuban territory," Chavez, Cuba's closest ally, said in a speech in Brazil.
I think we ought to liberate Cuba.
And then of course there was this venomous vulture who smelled dead flesh.
Iran is demanding an apology. They have been at war with us since
1979. They attacked our embassy under the clown Carter and took
Americans hostages, they killed 243 Marines in the barrack bombings in
Lebanon in 1981, they are Hezboallah and Hamas, they were behind a good
deal of the insurgency in Iraq -- and Ahmadi Nijad is telling Obambi to
TEHRAN (AFP) - Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad demanded on Wednesday that US President Barack Obama apologise for "crimes" committed by the United States against Iran over the past 60 years.
The hardline leader also called on Washington to withdraw its troops from across the world as a proof of Obama's policy of change.
You were standing against the Iranian people in the past 60 years," Ahmadinejad said during an address in the western region of Khermenshah that was broadcast by state television.
60 years ........... Israel.
"Those who speak of change must apologise to the Iranian people and try to repair their past bad acts and the crimes they committed against Iran."
As to the troops, he said he expected two kinds of "deep and fundamental" change.
"Meet people, talk to them with respect and put an end to the expansionist policies. If you talk about change it must put an end to the US military presence in the world, withdraw your troops and take them back inside your borders."
Ahmadinejad said the advocates of change must "stop supporting the Zionists, outlaws and criminals."
He called on the United States to "stop interfering in other people's affairs" and said Washington should "let the American people decide their own future ... Stop pressuring them," he added, without saying to what he was referring.
Ahmadinejad said he welcomed change but the "change has to be fundamental."