Friday, April 17, 2009

Obama "Respects" the Beliefs and Actions of Turkey and Muslims, Even Though He Might Disagree

Respect: Having a high regard or esteem for a person, thing, or action; A feeling of appreciative, often deferential regard.

Below is an excerpt of a speech by Barack Hussein Obama (as distinguished from Hillary Rodham Clinton, lest any take offense at my use of Barack's middle name) made to the Turkish parliament on April 6, 2009. In this speech, the President used the word "respect" several times to indicate his respect for Turkey and Islam, even though he might disagree.

Here it is:

"But I also want to be clear that America’s relationship with the Muslim world cannot and will not be based on opposition to al Qaeda. Far from it. We seek broad engagement based upon mutual interests and mutual respect. We will listen carefully, bridge misunderstanding, and seek common ground. We will be respectful, even when we do not agree. And we will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over so many centuries to shape the world for the better – including my own country. The United States has been enriched by Muslim Americans. Many other Americans have Muslims in their family, or have lived in a Muslim-majority country – I know, because I am one of them."

Mr. Obama appears to take a lot of liberties with his concept of "respect." Is there anything he doesn't respect? Any behavior, any action, any attitude?

This series of photos makes the point...

The Atlas Shrugs web site (kudos to the work of Pamela Geller) provides a vivid photographic portrayal of behaviors, actions, and attitudes that Mr. Obama respects, and wants us to respect, with regard to Turkey and Islam. Scroll down for the photos after you click here.

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