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President Obama: "It is the obligation of all leaders to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism"
US President Barack Obama has urged global leaders to rally against extremism in an address to the UN General Assembly in New York.
"It is the obligation of all leaders to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism"
This is coming a week after the grovelling apology the Obama administration has made to the Muslim world for our society's freedom of speech'. Yet clearly for the BBC they see nothing laughable about it.
It's pretty simple for a lot of us here. When Bush used American military force it was evil because he was a Republican and not a leftist. Activists here who were on the daily media radar protesting his policies had a 'cause'. But today, it's not fun anymore because it's not Bush and they've admitted it without the slightest conscience.
Obama ran his campaign of hope and change on image. He was the reason for a new season. Indeed more American soldiers have lost their lives in Afgahnistan and more Muslims by drones under his authority compared to Bush. We now have the Obama doctrine of kill first and ask questions later with suspected or known terrorists/enemy combatants. And Guantanamo Bay prison is still operating.
Where's our national and even international outcry? Nowhere, because conviction was never really about injustice and murder, just like praise now is not about justice and humanness.
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