Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pretending To Care

Last week President Obama signed into law the "Daniel Pearl Press Freedom Act". The signing ceremony for the bipartisan bill was held in the oval office and was attended by family members and friends of Daniel Pearl, the Jewish American reporter who was brutally murdered by Islamic jihadists in 2003. The heinous act was recorded by the murderers and aired internationally via the Internet, although from Obama's remarks at the ceremony you would not have learned any of this. Instead, he described the murder without passion or judgment, referring to it simply as "the loss of Daniel Pearl", as if the poor man had died of cancer.

I've noticed that many other blogs are calling attention to Mark Steyn's thoughts on this unseemly episode. And well they should. You simply must read what he has to say in order to appreciate more fully our cool and detached president.

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