ht: Bourque Newswatch
Thus far, the Obama administration seems more interested in continuing its global apology tour, Latin edition, during this weekend's Fifth Summit of the Americas than he is in leading. His accusations against America are stronger than his promotion of the institutions and treaties that bring authentic democracy and prosperity to our hemisphere.
"Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors," he said. "We have been too easily distracted by other priorities and failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress through the Americas."
Having never set foot south of our border nor paid much attention to the region until this week, he should speak for himself.
Of course, he can't speak for himself. He's not even allowed to, apparently, by his Ultra-Extreme Left-Wing puppetmasters. That's the reason for his teleprompters and for his pathetic winging it or outright evasion, sometimes including cooly arrogant intimidation, when asked a question the teleprompter has nothing to say about.
A critical goal of the Summit of the Americas when it was founded in 1994 by President Clinton and other democratic leaders was a great free trade zone of the Americas, enabling America and its neighbors to move from Barrow, Alaska, all the way to Tierra del Fuego, Chile, in a great free exchange of people, trade and ideas.
Today, Obama is paying only lip service to that trade goal while two finished free-trade treaties with friendly American allies Panama and Colombia sit in his desk drawer, unvoted-on in Congress.
This betrays the shallowness of his commitment to freedom, democracy, the rule of law, human rights and free trade. He simply pushes them aside to kiss the sulfur-reeking asses of the International Socialist Darth Vaders of the Axis of Evil. He must've enjoyed his visit to the Debt Star the other day, eh, probably having a ball, what with all the teabagging those freaks like to do!
Canadian Conservative Prime Minister Stephen Harper, in stark contrast to that teabagging socialist idiot, is taking a real leadership role during his own participation at the Summit. Read on for more.