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President Obama's Conflicted, Indefensible Position On Human Rights

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The President:

Interviewer: you have stated that, "There are no words that excuse the killing of innocents." What exactly do you mean by that? Are you talking about innocents of every country in the world or only those innocents who were killed in the attacks on the U.S. embassy in Libya and the people of Israel who have been attacked by Hamas rockets? Again, is there some kind of double standard at work here?

The President:

Interviewer: in conclusion, based upon these questions and your answers how can you possibly accept, condone and justify the continuing drone attacks on the aforementioned four countries and the deaths of innocent civilians? Secondly if "Israel has every right to defend itself from Gaza missile attacks" then please explain to the American people why the people of Afghanistan, Pakistan, Yemen and Somalia do not have the very same rights under international law and the UN Charter?

The President:

The president's convoluted statements involve serious moral issues of the highest degree; statements that, if taken literally, would indicate that he believes that the protection of the human rights of people of various nations can be modified according to the judgments of those like himself, depending upon their personal interpretation of a given situation. Those statements should be very troubling to millions of people in many nations and certainly to the people of America.

It is time that President Obama is asked to clarify the meaning and intent of his statements and, further, is asked if he fully comprehends the gravity and implications of his words relative to the human rights of all the people who inhabit this planet.

  Michael Payne

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The president's convoluted statements involve... by michael payne on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 1:29:36 PM
I hope you with your clear mind realized already t... by Mark Sashine on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 1:55:53 PM
 how President Obama can say: "There's no cou... by michael payne on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 8:41:31 PM
Please, entertain the idea that Obama  is a r... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 11:31:48 AM
when a pedagogue becomes entrenched as a demagogue... by George Ramos on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 9:51:43 PM
Obama is clearly an evil killer, and has been sinc... by Richard Pietrasz on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:24:53 AM
Obama  if on his own would not  either e... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:38:12 AM
You are not inside Obama's head, so you don't know... by Richard Pietrasz on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 2:01:35 PM
Define "innocents."If people support illegal or un... by Doc McCoy on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012 at 10:54:40 PM
By your slick argument, just about any acts perfor... by John Rachel on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 12:55:37 AM
Hence the reason for putting forth that line of th... by Doc McCoy on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 2:13:24 AM
I had heard those arguments before.  Usually ... by Mark Sashine on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 9:44:49 AM
I could not disagree with you more. Let's put it t... by michael payne on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 10:11:12 AM
Hundreds of innocent people may have been killed b... by BFalcon on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 11:24:48 AM
I am pointing out Mr. Obama's conflicted stateme... by michael payne on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 1:02:08 PM
And the issue of reality.How do you assume that:"T... by BFalcon on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 1:20:09 PM
Do you understand that those two sentence quotes a... by michael payne on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 1:58:49 PM
And I found no alarming inconsistency between the ... by BFalcon on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 6:41:00 PM
I take it this was your best shot at an impersonat... by K V Ramani on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 8:33:18 AM
You are an idealist as evidenced by your profile.&... by Doc McCoy on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 12:32:30 AM
"Can it be that Mr. Obama has suddenly become very... by John Rachel on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 12:46:02 AM
who regards us as gullible fools and his re-electi... by intotheabyss on Sunday, Nov 25, 2012 at 6:40:44 PM
but we really cannot ask these questions- those ar... by Mark Sashine on Monday, Nov 26, 2012 at 12:32:53 PM
OEN has apparently removed my comment that suggest... by Richard Pietrasz on Tuesday, Nov 27, 2012 at 2:15:47 PM