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The talking points memo what was good in what was not so good about the president's speech today as frost -- France first let's set the -- -- doesn't like the United States very much President Obama acknowledged that today but why.
Well two basic reasons.
Many countries in Europe or socialist.
The government takes care -- -- Cradle to grave entitlements paid for by huge.
Here in the USA we place more value one rugged individualism.
And to -- howl non socialistic countries.
Europeans perhaps because of World War II do not want confrontation.
So there are much more likely to look the other way on terrorism.
And cut threatening countries like Iran and North Korea slack.
Same mindset by the way existed before World War II which was why Hitler and Mussolini -- able to violate international law.
Get away waited until 1930 -- But here in America.
We don't like to take a lot of garbage.
If you know what I mean you hit us we'll hit you right back.
That's what President Bush -- an honest people know he was somewhat successful.
The Bush Administration badly damaged al-Qaeda and kept America safe for eight years -- count.
But the Europeans don't really care about that that in light mister Bush's style and so the gulf got wider.
Well today President Obama try to persuade Europeans once again to support America.
In recent years we've allowed.
Our alliance to drift.
I know -- there been honest disagreements over policy.
But we also know that there's something more that has crept into our relationship.
In America -- the failure to appreciate.
Europe's leading role in the world.
But in Europe.
There is an anti Americanism.
Is at once casual.
But can also be in cities.
Instead of recognizing the good but that America.
So often does in the world.
There have been times where Europeans -- to blame America.
For much of what's -- That now is the president smartest move today.
He complimented the Europeans making them feel good while at the same time gently scolding them.
For being foolishly anti American a very good sequence when mr.
Then the president moved on to something many Americans are furious about the lack of support in Europe for the war on terror.
The United States of America did not choose to fight a war in Afghanistan.
We were attacked by an al-Qaeda network that killed thousands.
On American -- including French and Germans.
Along the border of Afghanistan a Pakistani.
Those terrorists are still plotting to backed.
And there if there is another al-Qaeda attack it is just as likely if not more.
That it will be here.
In Europe in -- European thing.
So I've made a commitment to Afghanistan and I've asked our NATO partners for more civilian and military support and assistance.
We do this -- -- clear purpose to -- out the terrorists who threaten.
All of us.
And I was very well said but sadly I have no confidence no confidence the president will be able to persuade Europeans to help -- they remain deeply afraid of conflict no matter how justified.
But just seconds after telling Europeans need to man up in the -- war the president slyly.
Massage them again.
Europe has acted with the seriousness of purpose of this challenge the -- And in the last few months I'm proud to say that America has begun to take unprecedented steps to transform the way that we use energy.
That taught you -- understand some Americans who roll their eyes that fit the global warming reference what really.
What good does that do Europe is by and the global warming deal they believe it and -- not going to change their minds so why fight it.
The carbon cap and trade deal has been defeated in the Senate.
Signaling that our government is not completely in the tank for the radical environmental policies that would actually hurt American -- -- -- -- Ironically Europe remains pretty dirty try swimming in the Mediterranean.
But the president was clever to throw an aspirin.
To take the sting out of the -- deal.
Now the bad news towards the end of a speech in France mr.
Obama began to pander.
Is written into our founding documents as life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
In -- The birthday.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Our moral authority is derived from the fact that generations of our citizens have fought and bled.
To uphold its values and our nations and others.
And that's why.
We can never sacrifice them for expedience.
That's why I've ordered the closing of the detention center in Guantanamo back.
What -- and I could.
Stand here today and say without equivocation or exception.
That the United States of America does not and will not torture.
Well I just reinforces every piece of far left propaganda coming down the pike I guess the president believes that nonsense that the USA simply tortured people for no reason lock them in dungeons for -- But it's completely observed.
After 9/11 as we all know US government had had an obligation.
To prevent another attack on American senators and congress people were briefed on anti terror measures.
And they worked.
We got Intel we stop further attacks.
Pres Obama's Monday morning quarterbacking may get him cred in the salons of Paris.
-- I believe he's dead wrong.
And insulting to the brave Americans in the field -- kept say.
So let's hope President Obama.
Doesn't have to deal -- mass murder on his watch.
He should cut his country some slack and knock it off especially overseas.
All in all however Obama's strategy of engaging Europe in the world.
Helps all of us all Americans.
This is one screwed up dangerous planet.
And we need all the help we can get.
That is talking points memo coming.
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