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Saturday, October 1, 2016

WATCH: Obama Hails Mideast ‘Season Of Progress,’ Warns Iran At United Nations

President Barack Obama praised the democratic “season of progress” in the Middle East, denounced political violence and extremism, and issued a stern warning to the Iranian regime in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly this morning.

Obama began his speech by hailing Chris Stevens, the late ambassador to Libya, as an example of American values due to his “belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny, and live with liberty, dignity, justice, and opportunity.”

The president went on to reiterate the United States’ support for the “Arab Spring” democratic movements in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya — and warned that “the regime of Bashar al-Assad must come to an end so that the suffering of the Syrian people can stop and a new dawn can begin.”

“Around the globe, people are making their voices heard, insisting on their innate dignity and the right to determine their future,” Obama said.

“We believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture,” President Obama argued. “These are not simply American values or Western values — they are universal values. And even as there will be huge challenges that come with a transition to democracy, I am convinced that ultimately government of the people, by the people and for the people is more likely to bring about the stability, prosperity, and individual opportunity that serve as a basis for peace in our world.”

Obama went on to call on regimes around the world to stand up against the type of extremism that resulted in attacks on American embassies in the Middle East. “I do believe that it is the obligation of all leaders in all countries to speak out forcefully against violence and extremism,” the president declared. In Obama’s view, “the attacks of the last two weeks are not simply an assault on America. They are also an assault on the very ideals upon which the United Nations was founded.”

Obama also used the big stage to warn that “the United States will do what we must to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.”

“So let me be clear: America wants to resolve this issue through diplomacy, and we believe that there is still time and space to do so,” he said. “But that time is not unlimited.”

“Make no mistake: A nuclear-armed Iran is not a challenge that can be contained,” he continued. “It would threaten the elimination of Israel, the security of Gulf nations, and the stability of the global economy. It risks triggering a nuclear arms race in the region, and the unraveling of the Non-Proliferation Treaty.”

Although the president’s address was not political in nature, it implicitly rebuked many of Mitt Romney’s criticisms of the Obama administration’s foreign policy. By honoring Ambassador Stevens at both the beginning and the end of his speech, Obama countered Romney’s claim that he hasn’t taken the tragedy seriously enough. Similarly, Obama’s clear declaration that “America will never retreat from the world” doesn’t mesh with Romney’s frequent accusations that the United States is voluntarily ceding its position as a global leader.

Obama also took time to reiterate his support for a two-state solution for Israel and Palestine — something that Romney called “almost unthinkable” during his secretly videotaped fundraiser in May.

Video of Obama’s entire address is below:

  • Oh how will the republicans spin this so Obama looks bad.

    • rodeo_man32

      Oblamer makes himself look bad….and AMERICA too. Thanks to him we are the joke of the World.

      • tobetrue

        So move…and the sooner the better!!!!!

        • rodeo_man32

          First if all I am an AMERICIAN and I have a right to free speech.. until The President takes that away!

          • WhutHeSaid

            He isn’t interested in taking free speech away — even from bitter bigots.

            He might just decide to whup your ass though, so be a good boy.

      • Which part of his speech do you have difficulty understanding?

        • rodeo_man32

          I seen a weak man that NO ONE fears

          • johninPCFL

            Just like Reagan and Bush, huh?

          • WhutHeSaid

            Bullshit. If Obama came for you like he did Osama Bin Ladin you’d pee your panties. Redneck bigots are the biggest sissies in the world.

      • fedupwitgop

        Why can’t we just state our opinions without name calling and all the negativity. He is the President Barack Obama, holding the same office as President G. W. Bush and other presidents before him!!!

      • dellmartin

        rodeo_man, grow up and try to be informed. You are among the ignorant followers of King Limbaugh who wouldn’t recognize the truth if it fell on his dinner plate. Mitt needs to sit down and be quiet and let our President handle our foreign affairs. Your bizarre statement that we are the joke of the world is so off track that it’s a miracle you can actually string more than 2 words together.

        • No he’s right . The Muslim world in Particular loves Obama as he appeases them and apologizes to them for killing our people . They view him as weak . I work with many Muslims who tell me that everyday They say if Obama doesnt stop talking and start acting the radical Muslims and states will act

          • dellmartin

            Wrong, wrong and wrong. Show one piece of evidence that President Obama apologized to them for killing our people. You are beyond ridiculous. All I can do is shake my head and pray that delusional haters like you will be gone by the next generation.

          • johninPCFL

            Explains why the world trade center was attacked under GWB, right? He was a simpleton who threatened everyone and their brother, but never did anything.

          • Our president didn’t apologize to anyone. He talks and acts like a true statesman. And he directs our military and intel community to track down and kill terrorists, and gives them the resources to do so. Much moreso than Bush. He’s the leader Romney and McCain can only dream to be.

          • seagazer101

            Frankly, my Dear, I don’t believe you work with Muslims. They would scare the poop out of you. Look how afraid you are of the entire Muslim world. I’m calling you on this one: Liar, liar, pants on fire.

        • rodeo_man32

          Dell…I understand completly whats goin on,,, you dont need to be a professor to figure that out…you need to look at things for yourself and not the Media…We are not feared by Noone anymore, unless he has hot beer…

          • johninPCFL

            Certainly explains why the marine baracks was bombed during the Reagan era. He didn’t inspire fear in anyone either. I guess they looked on him as a coward, too huh? I mean a few hundred dead marines and he turns tail and skips.

          • Tell that to the Pakistanis in NW Whaziristan you ignoramus. You’re just like Romney and most right wing blowhards, you just string together and spout out a bunch of anti-Obama statements that have little if any connection to reality.

          • seagazer101

            Hmm, exactly who is “Noone”?

      • carsrus

        Right on, u r a TRUE AMERICAN!

      • highpckts

        NO I think you have that wrong!! It’s Mitt that is Mitt the twit according to England and everywhere else he went overseas!! He has no tact or diplomacy!

      • rodeo_man32 where have you been during the last 4 years? Your judgment is completely off. If Obama made USA and himself looked bad, how come he was applauded 5 times during his speech? Not by a few in a DNC or any other domestic forum, but by all the representatives of The United Nations. That’s how a leader thinks, and operates. That’s how the President of The USA represents our country, with dignity, respect and determination.

        • So because dumb ass leaders applaud a speech that means we are loved and respected in the Arab world . This is me laughing at the complete liberal naivite of that comment . I think evidence would show you we are not respected . Iran gives us the back of their hand while Nuking UP . The 1st thing they did upon their arrival was to taunt and challenge us . Wake up progressives . The actions of other countries should show you what they think . Not applause at a forum .

          • And all of those Libyan citizens were attacking the heAdquarters and beating the asses of the militias suspected of complicity in the consulate attack WHY?

          • seagazer101

            Idiot, the UN is not the Arab world. You guys are so willing to display your ignorance publicly! Amazing.

      • Rodeo, have you left your armchair and been anywheres in the world? I live overseas and it is not us that is the joke of the world!! It is the nonfunctional “NO’s” of the US Congress! Yes the teabaggers are the laughing stock of the world( in a sad way). I have to constantly answer “why” these people, the NO’s) are so against Obama they wont support any program he tries to inplement. Me trying to explain for them :-(.. Believe me it is not Obama they look at as a joke!!!

        • rodeo_man32

          Hope you come up for Air soon Woke…well on second thought

          • Rodeo, woke is exactlly right, I’m a vet and have lived and worked all over the world. I’m in Asia now, and I can tell you that you’re talking out of your fourth point of contact.

      • seagazer101

        FOX!

      • ralphkr

        Uh, rodeo, you seem to have confused what Bush accomplished (made us the joke of the world) and assigned it to Obama (who repaired most of the damage that Bush had done to our image). Of course, Romney has demonstrated on his European field trip that he is just as capable of antagonizing our allies as Bush.

    • highpckts

      I’m sure they will find a way!!

      • carsrus

        NOT with the media kissing Obama’s ass and LYING for him every F-n time he speaks out of his forked tongued mouth!

        • seagazer101

          FOX!

    • carsrus

      WE, the PEOPLE need not spin it, he’s a loser and will go down as a one term, disaster!

      • Why bother, these FOX parrots will yell out “what a pretty girl” even if they’re watching a clip of Rush Limbaugh..

    • why spin..Just tell the truth . Spinning os for Liberals . Obama gave a speech . He wants to talk to them . They will talk back . They will comntinue to Nuke Up . Then they will stop talking to the apologizer and appeaser . Then it’s game on . No spin just truth . Obama has put the Muslim Brotherhood fully in charge of large swaths of the middle east …agree ? He is talking while Iran is Nuking …agree ? They are ignoring the sanctions and Nuking …agree ? Is any of that spin ? Will it be a good formula ? Will it stop Iran from Nuking ? NO WAY . Appeasement doesnt work with terrorists .

      • You have no idea of what would be involved with stopping Iran militarily. That is why the Israeli defense minister Ehud Barak, the majority of Israelis, and our own military leaders want to continue to try and convince Iran to cooperate with ever toughening sanctions. They ARE hurting Iran more than any other sanctions in the past have. Will it work in the end? Nobody knows. But for the moment, Obamas policy dovetails perfectly with both our top military leaders and Ehud Barak’S views. I don’t give a flying fig what war mongers like Netanyahu and Romney think. By the way, this summer Barak said Obama has done more than anyone he can remember to enhance Israel’s security. The defense minister of Israel, who is a veteran and used to be Israel’s prime minister, said that.

      • seagazer101

        From Fox News to your mouth: A perfectly straight line.

  • Justin Napolitano

    The Republicans are great at spinning things but so are spiders.

  • montanabill

    Look mom, another speech.

    • fedupwitgop

      Yeah Romney gave one too teleprompter and all!!!

  • CaptainWes

    The wise approach is to wait, gather information, and then set forth a qualified, definite response. That is what our President has done, and in the proper forum. Not in the political arena, speaking to partisan supporters, but in the WORLD forum, with the main audience being the Ambassadors of all the member nations around the globe.

    He has put forth the measured, deliberate determination of our country to the world, as a leader, not a candidate. The other nations now will have to protect the embassies within their borders, or admit their disdain for foreign diplomats, even the ones from whom they accept billions of dollars, pounds, euros, and whatever other denomination international foreign aid comes in. All this, while debunking the Republican claims in no uncertain terms. This is the same kind of approach that led to the killing of Bin Laden. It speaks volumes about determination and depth of foreign policy commitment.

    Romney could never, even with a written speech rehearsed for a month, have carried this off.

    • ryueire

      Yes, well spoken. In the speech, there was the old Obama, the one that inspires by his observation of how he has been inspired by the citizens of the US and the world. A very savvy, subtle speech, and there was steel, the resolve to bring the ambassador ‘s and the three other US diplomats killers to justice, and a veiled warning to Iran that a nuclear armed Iran was not an option. And at the same time, showing Netanyahu that he does not pull this President’s strings, as well, never coming off as being a bully, which I doubt Bush would have done.
      Romney,who is oblivious to foreign diplomacy, has no clue to even understanding how subtle President Obama presented America’s views with strength and resolve, while still being inclusive to all nations.
      The desperate right wing will find something to criticise or piece together words to disrespect what the President conveyed. And Fox News will obligingly lap it up and then spit it out.

      • carsrus

        I just threw up after reading your garbage!

        • jcbsdriver

          Hope you feel better tomorrow. Better get some stomach medicine for
          November 6th because I believe you will be very sick the day after.

        • jcbsdriver

          Hope you feel better tomorrow. Better get some stomach medicine for
          November 6th because I believe you will be very sick the day after.

          • grandbaby1

            that is true, obama isn’t great but he is good and much better than Romney

          • charlescws.olga

            Who are speaking, Republicans or Democrats?

          • Romney Would Keep Us In Wars With His Shoot First Aim Later!! Romney Being A Chicken Shit Draft Dodger Never Serve Nor Have Any Of His Son!! No Obama Haven’t Served Either But He’s Not A Bully Who Makes Enemy Of Our Friends Our Seas!! Romney Really To Start Crap With Everyone All Over The World Just Listen To Him Closely It’s Amazing The Crap That Comes Out Of His Mouth!! Russia Is Our Number One Enemy??? Romney Said He Will Go Even Harder On Fidel Castro???

          • Bob Williams

            Better at doing what – being the ultimate bullshit artist? Yeah, the Mac Daddy has that won hands down.

          • seagazer101

            Better at everything that counts in being President.

        • johninPCFL

          Yeah, but you’re drunk again.

        • coxel

          That’s typical of you teabagers go in with both guns loaded then try to make sense out of it. Don’t throw up grow up!

        • TBDB412

          Try staying off the sauce!

        • That comes from eating all the junk that Fox gives you

        • It wasn’t what you read,but rather the Mitt you been feeding on.

        • grandbaby1

          now you sound like Santorum talking about John Kennedy

        • ANN

          It takes time to for some to see truth. honesty and leadership. But you will learn.

        • carsrus – WWRD?? What Would Romney Do?? First he would have started out stuttering and looking like a fool! Then he would start threatening everybody in the room! We would end up in a war before he even stopped speaking !! There is NO WAY that Romney could EVER compare to President of The United States, Barack Obama !! 2012

        • I hope you keep throwing up.

        • You must be pregnant!

        • But you know what. I here you bitching, but I don’t here you coming up with anything better.

        • seagazer101

          Goodie!

      • That’s all he, is well spoken lots of talk.

      • These Fools Seem To Forget That’s Why We Have Fought These Two Wars Now Cause of Bullshit Still Haven’t Found No Weapons Of Mass Destruction!! That’s Why Romney Not Fit To Be President!!

    • carsrus

      Horse shit! Wait until they have the capacity to fire all the way to your hometown, u idiot! Appeasement NEVER worked, just ask Neville Chamberlain!OH, he’s already DEAD, just as all Isreali’s will be once these evil mullahs get the bombs!

      • You may want to stick to used car sales. Developing a nuclear weapon does not mean they have the delivery systems needed to strike a target at a remote location with even a minimal amount of accuracy. Their missile launches have been a joke, and even if they decide to commit national suicide and fire one with a nuclear warhead it is more likely to detonate over Iran than anywhere else.
        Don’t forget we have over 9,000 ballistic missiles with nuclear warheads, and we have the technology, experience, and knowledge to hit a target thousands of miles away. Only a very ignorant or sick person can lose sleep over Iran developing a nuclear weapon, knowing we have an arsenal capable of pulverizing half of planet Earth. Then again, I suspect you know all this and your posts are intended to antagonize those you hate and hope some little old lady in Peoria may panic and vote for Mitt. Is this an example of the tactics you use when you try to sell your clunkers?

        • nannytoo

          Hey Dominick none of us little old ladies are that dumb

      • Carsus, have you even read the opinion and assessment of Israel’s DEFENSE minister? He and Obama are on the same sheet of music. Again, you need to think more Colin Powell and less Curtis LeMay, who almost got us into a nuclear war with his horse manure machismo. Trying to solve a problem without war is not appeasement. Appeasement is when a country initiates aggression and nobody stands up to them.

      • seagazer101

        Pretty much everyone his age is dead, bozo.

    • CaptainWes I got it right. 100% right!

    • montanabill

      Are you kidding? This guy is a specialist in platitudes. He waits (well, sometimes he doesn’t), gathers information, then gives another speech either identical to one he gave four years ago, or a new one full of verbal ennui. Even if he somehow manages to accidentally commit to something, when he can’t or won’t follow through, he will play the blame game. His followers are well into the ‘shame on me’ mode.

      • Really? Bin Laden and much of the top Al Queada leadership are DEAD. Whether you agree with the drone strikes or not, the rest of the world that might even consider harboring these kinds of terrorists knows that he isn’t a long winded, tough talking macho idiot like Bush was. And then there are those pirates who are DEAD. No, he didn’t pull the trigger. But he made the decisions to put assets and resources where they needed to be. He had the political will to bring our troops home from that hell hole Iraq, in the face of fierce political criticism from the right. As a disabled vet who served there and saw the devestating affect that wAr had on tens of thousands of the best our nation has to offer, not to mention on that county itself and our standing in he world, this is a HUGE deal to me. In terms of actual actions taken, Obamas policies against Iran and China have been the toughest of any president. Ever. Including the Gipper. And Romney would have us where? I’d rather have someone who hits like Rocky than someone who talks like John Wayne.

        • ryueire

          Nice reply, and great analogy about hitting like Rocky as opposed to talking like John Wayne.
          What most of the current GOP extremists don’t get is that sometimes saying very little or nothing allows one to strike quickly and effectively. Because one is not opening one’s mouth blustering to make up for one’ own insecurity and lack of knowledge, the opponent is not given the time to make contingency plans.

          Kind of like how the debates will go, I think. As of yet, there has been much critique of the President of not being specific for his second term. The Right would say he doesn’t have any more ideas. Personally, I think he is playing possum, when it is the right time, when he has all the attention of the American people, and in direct response to an accusation that Romney might bring up, the President will unleash, with specifics. Also, I think our President is very pragmatic. There are different game plans for the next four years, whether with a democrat controlled house and senate, or with the status quo republican controlled house.

          Poker: why show your hand before knowing all the cards on the table?

          On a side note, as you eloquently mentioned, you are a vet, thank you very much for your service and sacrifice which, is a reason we can speak freely and agree or disagree with each other in these forums.

        • montanabill

          Ok, so you are vet and I thank you for your service. But some questions. How many drone strikes will it take to clear Yemen? How many drone strikes to clear Pakistan? How many to clear the African nations? How many to handle the fertile terrorist fields being created by the Arab Spring? How many to handle Iran? Do you, for one minute, think talk and sanctions are going to have any effect on Iran? We are serving less of a purpose in Afghanistan, at the moment, than we were in Iraq when we pulled out. Why are we waiting until a date certain in 2014 to get out? What effect is Obama’s policies having on China?
          At least when Bush spoke, the world listened because they knew he was not afraid to take action. When Obama talks, national leaders yawn.

          During the next four years Iran will probably get a nuclear weapon or will be attacked. If Obama goes to war, will the left cast him as a war monger if it turns out Ahmadinejad was telling the truth about peaceful nuclear goals? This situation is striking similar to Iraq and weapons of mass destruction. If you guess wrong, you’ll pay a fearsome price.

          • seagazer101

            Where is that “dislike” button?

          • Follow The Grey Strip Along The Name When You See The Minus Sign Click That’s The Dislike Button!!!

          • seagazer101

            Thanks, Fern. ;}

          • nannytoo

            Hey Montana Bill I have the address of the nearest army recruiter but i don’t think you have the guts to back up your big mouth

        • seagazer101

          Thank you for your service, and your well thought out and stated reply to a load of idiots today.

        • nannytoo

          First of all THANK YOU for your service as the grandmother of a soldier who was in Iraq and Afganistan I understand what you are saying. We will settle with Iran in our own way in our own time not when others think we should

      • seagazer101

        Um, “ennui” does NOT mean what you think it does! You are to laugh. I love it when you right-wingnuts expose your shortcomings. BTW, not one of us is in any mode that includes shame. We’re FREAKING PROUD to support PRESIDENT OBAMA.

        • montanabill

          boredom and consequent fatigue

    • yeah that’s right lets talk . Lets get intel ..yeah yeah that will work . They are Nuking up and thumbing their nose at the apologizer and appeaser . You do realize that in their culture they view appeasement as weakness right ? Much like the Klingons would .

      • seagazer101

        It’s good to know you guys are worrying about attack from every possible direction.

    • ANN

      Wow!!!!!need I say more.

    • Yes, Obama at his best once again. We must defeat the misdirected agenda of Romney/Ryan, which belonged in the past century.

    • Our President Is A Great And Fair Man!!! Romney Would Shoot First Then Aim Later, With Romney We Would Stay In Wars By Romney Being A Draft Dodging Chicken Shit Thug Who Dodge Be Drafted 5 Times Would Have No Problem Sending You, Your Family And Friends To Wars He Nor Any Of His Sons Wont Fight In!! This Pass Summer Romney Went Overseas And Insulted England?? Said Russia Is Our Number One Enemy??? In California A One Of His Rallies Trying To Get The Latino Vote Romney Showed Up Looking Like He Was Dunk In Orange Dye Stating Obama Haven’t Been Hard Enough On Fidel Castro??? Castro?? What In The Hell Is Wrong With Romney?? In Other Words Romney Is NOT Fit To Run A Country!! His Job As Governor Wasn’t That Great!!

  • middleclasstaxpayer

    All nations ALREADY have the duty to protect the embassies within their borders, but this “obligation” was not recognized or carried out in either Egypt or Libya. Worse, our government bureaucrats , including Obama, FAILED miserably to increase protection of our Libyan ambassador, ever AFTER he voiced safety concerns, especially around 9/11 anniversary. A glaring and inexcusbale failure on Obama’s part. Of course, he was just too busy campaigning to worry about others.

    • seagazer101

      Pinhead. You’re just parroting Fox News. Try a newspaper or book if you can read.

      • middleclasstaxpayer

        My dear friend YOU READ ANY NEWSPAPER & learn that Obama has failed to protect our embassy personnel, dodged the obvious questions about it being a “terrorist” attack (apparently preplanned), and “had NO TIME” to meet with our strongest mid-east ally, but wasted several hours taping a talk show on TV instead.
        You sir are a fool! But that’s exactly what I’d expect from a liberal supporter.

        • seagazer101

          Funny. I read several, and I missed that horse shit because YOU got it straight from the folks at Fox News.

          • middleclasstaxpayer

            You STILL don’t get it…..IT WAS IN THE New York TIMES, the MOST ULTRA LIBERAL newspaper in the US! Even the Times has criticized Obama over this. Do you know how to read, or is it simply a learning disability???

  • earniev

    I’m really not one to respond to certain thoughts that others may have, HOWEVER, it comes a time to speak about the stupid thoughts that, I, feel people have the nerve to speak about. Rodeo_man32, and montanaBill, it seems that you both have not been paying attention to what is really going on. From what I heard, the speech, was well accepted by those in attandance. The President spoke about peace and not as a one person but as the whole. Open your eyes and not let your selfish thoughts keep your ears from hearing. It is OK to disagree, BUT, DO NOT BE DISAGREEABLE.

    • dellmartin

      Well, you actually responded better than I did earniev. Well said.

    • jcbsdriver

      I’m beginning to believe that montanaBill, Rodeo man, carsrus and jerryhulick are all the same person. Just ignore them all. They all spew the same vitrol. Tomorrow there will probably be a new name, but will sound the same.

      • It apprears they have had the Republician schooling! The ruder the better, gets attention!

        • seagazer101

          Fox News.

  • Divertissement

    This was a truly inspiring speech by the President. Anybody who thinks he is not a global leader has to have his head read.
    And make no mistake about his resolve for containment of Iran – he has the fortitude to make the hard decisions when called upon. He is controlled and analytical.
    Contrary to the comments on this site, he is far from being a joke in the world. The joke around the world is how some of us can be such boors, dishonoring our own institutions, like the Presidency.

  • carsrus

    The evil “mullahs in Iran are shaking in thier boots LAUGHING at this inept LIAR, Obama, as they keep movin on getting the nukes! His words are MEANINGLESS just as he! A forked tongued, marxist-maoist muslim shill!

    • Divertissement

      where did you experience your brain-washing…

    • WhutHeSaid

      The real butts of the joke are the ignorant redneck Tea-Bigots. I know that God put them on the Earth to give real people ass to kick without the risk of hurting people who matter, but the Lord only knows what else they would ever be useful for.

    • seagazer101

      You are certifiable.

  • Hey captain wes, you are a jasckass if you believe all of the BS that you mention in your silly ass comment. First of all, the attack and distruction of the American Embassy is an act of war. Four lives gone and nothing done about it except that obama is asking that the incident be investigated. Everyone knows that a public apology to those responsible for the killings, riots and destruction to our embassy was uncalled for as those to blame planned the assault on the embassy long age. The film that insulted the muslim was created in July. Do you hear me? July. So why did it take this long for the animals to react? Also, why is there never any mention about the Christians and Catholics that are murdered every week over there? The American people are sick and tired of the foreign policy that exists with the current administration. The ass kissing, the bowing and apolgies are not coming from the American people. They come from the useless secretary of state and the muslim in the white house.

    • Henry, So what is the correct response. Load the bombers, pass the ammunition! Put the troops there. I be your not in the service, nor have ever been and probably 4F to be taken. Mitt will love your vote

    • johninPCFL

      Consulate, not embassy. Where did you get you lies from?

      There was no appology given. Where did you get your lies from?

      The bowing occured during the Reagan, Bush I, Clinton, and GWB administrations too. Why is protocol a problem for you? GWB even kissed the Saudi King.

    • seagazer101

      You got all that BS straight off of Fox News. It’s not what actually happened. Read something sometime, if you even can. The American people are actually sick and tired of the Republican warmongering and blowing off three quarters of our money of useless wars!

    • nannytoo

      You want war send your sons and daughters. Mine have been there both Iraq and Afganistan

  • President Obama shows nobility and honor to the peoples and governments of the United Nations and instills in my heart the belief that good can prevail, that all persons are equal, and that our United States hold sacred life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness in a rebirth of freedom in the 21st century.

  • You are the exact hate monger that the President spoke of, dedicated to destruction because you cannot build. Read a holy book. Find your God and talk together.

  • carsrus

    jcbsdriver Plan to party hardy ON November 6,2012, after Obama gives his CONSESSION SPEECH

    • seagazer101

      In your wildest dreams.

  • This is in response to those people bashing the the President of the USA. I’m Canadian and you have no idea how idiotic you all sound to the rest of the world. We and I speak for a lot of people that listen to Mitt and the President speak and you know what you all problems are you have never had a President that is so eloquent as this and he’s black, except of course for Bill Clinton. Who except for the color of his skin is black. That is you all problem so shut the hell up and take a long walk off a short pier on Nov. 7.

  • grandbaby1

    fox only gives republican views on anything-they are not that fair and balanced

  • grandbaby1

    they wouldn’t be doing that if the republicans had something to brag about

  • grandbaby1

    no, thanks to bush. other foreign leaders state he is a laughing stock

  • Yep he’s warning them …You better stop making them Nukes or or or I dont know but Im going to be mad ..Iran is thumbing their nose at him and playing him like a violin . Oh they’ll talk just long enough for them to Nuke up . Then they will stop talking and give Obama the back of their hand . Sweet > Meanwhile he has put the Muslim Brotherhood in charge of most of the middle east . None of you see a problem with that , right ?

    • johninPCFL

      Yeah, just like Reagan and Bush. At least in your tiny little mind.

    • seagazer101

      It’s their country, dumbass.

  • carsrus

    Theresa R Sweetpea He can be ur president, he will NEVER be mine! No, indeed Romney can’t compare to this marxist-maoist muslim, forked tongued LIAR, snake oil salesman, FAUX, phony fraud of a DISASTERHe’s SO above this evil incarnate devil

  • daniel bostdorf

    Hey “carsrus.” You back again? Pathetic.
    This article has NOTHING to do with your right wing propaganda.
    This article is about Obama sending a clear message to the global community.

    Quoting the article:
    “President Barack Obama praised the democratic “season of progress” in the Middle East, denounced political violence and extremism, and issued a stern warning to the Iranian regime in his speech to the United Nations General Assembly this morning. Obama began his speech by hailing Chris Stevens, the late ambassador to Libya, as an example of American values due to his “belief that individuals should be free to determine their own destiny, and live with liberty, dignity, justice, and opportunity.” The president went on to reiterate the United States’ support for the “Arab Spring” democratic movements in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, and Libya — and warned that “the regime of Bashar al-Assad must come to an end so that the suffering of the Syrian people can stop and a new dawn can begin…..“Around the globe, people are making their voices heard, insisting on their innate dignity and the right to determine their future,” Obama said. “We believe that freedom and self-determination are not unique to one culture,” President Obama argued. “These are not simply American values or Western values — they are universal values.

    “carsrus”….your post is a lie….right wing propaganda.
    I asked you before to Quit listening to limbaugh and Beck….apparently you must be related to them?

    Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels (like Linmbaugh, beck and Rove believe) said it best:

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:

    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    Keep telling us lies “carsrus.”

    What is your real name? Why you hide? Are you a Karl Rove operative?
    Sounds it.

    “Michael Stoll”…are you reading this?

    Both you folks need to first get an education about world history. Start by reading the 13 volumes of Will and Ariel Durant’s “The History of Civilization” before you post here OK?

  • sisterH

    No need to spin anything his mindless platatudes say it all. Angry tough talking back sliding Oblamer does it again. More BS and no substance…he is soooo smart and above it all. He has had quite a week lying and hanging with celebs. We need a president not a celebrity.

    • WhutHeSaid

      Psssst….Sister….

      Just to remind you: He’s STILL your leader. And he’s still black!

      Hee-hee!

      Have a nice day!

    • seagazer101

      What exactly has YOUR candidate been doing if not “lying and hanging with celebs”? Oh, right, he’s been busy offending important people all over the world with his stupidity. Then he got caught telling his Richie Rich supporters (you must be one of those 1%) that half of us in America are victims and losers. Then he said on 60 Minutes that the poor “have health care. All they have to do is call 911 and an ambulance will take them to the ER” If you don’t understand how stupid that statement truly was, you deserve to have him be your president – in some tiny country where he stashes his money, not in my America.

  • sisterH

    Time for a Beer summit with I’m a dinner-plate.

  • We can’t live on speaches. He’s a very good talker but, he won’t convence me to vote for him this time around.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Doesn’t matter who you vote for.

      Obama will be re-elected.

    • daniel bostdorf

      Romney will never be president.

      Latest numbers in Ohio, Florida and Pennsylvania clearly indicate his run for presidency is over.

      Not only is support among seniors collapsing….even his own party is distancing themselves.

    • nannytoo

      Be careful what you wish for it may come back and bite you in the butt UNLESS you are a millionaire

  • daniel bostdorf

    sisterh…..and Carlos….

    You perpetuate lies like a good nazi, s a foxnews reporter, limbaugh, rove, beck..

    “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”

    by Joseph Goebbels

    or as Adolph Hitler stated:
    “Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually they will believe it”

    Keep lying sisterh…

    Keep posting because you are exposing yourself as a Republican machine operative….

  • It’s refreshing to have a President who can use the English language in an articulate and educated manner and who understands that there are other ways for the United States to lead the world other than bullying. Someone who does not slavishly salivate every time some myopic fascist from Israel visits our country without an invitation but still tries to maintain a balance between the rights of both nations to exist. Having lost their country through American-armed Israeli occupation, Palestinians need a country of their own and equal rights to exist in the land they have lived in for centuries. Mr. Obama is not afraid to speak out in the defense of equal rights, no matter how unpopular it is with uniformed, racial and/or religious bigots serving the plutocracy without even knowing it most of the time. We are lucky that most of the people still understand the causes of the economic disaster that befell us due to GW Bush’s war against Iraq and the bleating ignorance and blind hatred infesting the Tea Party. Then there are the self-serving 1% whose hypocrisy trumpets a so-called balanced budget but who want to suck the country dry of its resources–both material and human–while paying next to nothing themselves as they reduce the rest of the population to a kind of 21st century serfdom. As it now stands President Obama leads in every single toss-up state and if this holds up, will win re-election with an electoral edge of 347 to 191–perhaps minus a few states the Repiglicans manage to steal by preventing mostly poor minorities from exercising their constitutional right to vote.

  • It’s a bit rich for a country that has more nuclear weapons than everyone else combined to preach on nuclear weapons. Quiz: what is the only country to ever use a nuclear weapon on a civilian population (twice)? What is the sole nuclear power in the Middle East (maybe 200 bombs)? On this point I differ from the President but compared to Romney–he’s a genius beyond words and a very decent man.

    • seagazer101

      So we should sit back and let the Iranians develop nuclear weapons, too, so we can have another Arms Race?

  • tavias51

    Now here our President is a Leader, not a rich little boy asking the American peoples to trust that he will take us back to the HELL of ‘W’!!!! N-O-T in Our Lifetime!!! Romney is a joke!!! Our President is for REAL!!!! Obama/Biden 2012…

  • ayayaboy

    How could have Romney been able to give this kind of speech that Obama gave at UNO? The president gave a rising hope for all people and rightly despised the wicked ones. With President Obama, America is back on track, and is heading in the right direction. Just listen to Obama speech at UNO.

    • nannytoo

      Romney is still trying to figure out why he can’t open the widows in a jet plane He may have money but he has no class and very few brains

  • deniswinkle1

    Piers great interview
    Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in the Philosophy of History

    CNN Piers Morgan in his interviewed with Mahmoud Ahmadinejad asked if the Holocaust and the Slaughter of Jews happened! Pressuring and Interrupting Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in his attempted to reply to the question. Yet Mahmoud Ahmadinejad never gave Piers Morgan a clear and definite answer: in his philosophical view of history.
    Why? Should I succumb to “Fixate” he expressed! That is to say. Is not the Slaughtering of Innocence a thing of “oppression”? Is not Israel and Palestine both carried into the Slavery of Oppression? Is it not a thing of ambition in our present now? It is not practiced for the sake of the exclusive right? What is there to validate about oppression. It is a very ugly thing.
    In my personal opinion, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad sees the Path of History as an “excuse for oppression” and its ambition. Because. The History of the Bible and Koran reveal the fixed ambitions of oppression for the justification of the present now. There is no excuse for American, much less Israel and Palestine to embrace it. Set as the soul importance of proclivity. History tells all of us about the Self-fulfilling prophecy of oppression and its final Revelation. Its’ final resting place!
    Again in my opinion Mahmoud Ahmadinejad would have no problem with the two separate states of Israel and Palestine. As he made it very clear concerning what they might choose as their “course and direction”. As he confirmed the ambitions of oppression is a very ugly thing. Nothing more than a fixed obsession that shuns and forsakes: the love of Human Decency and the Up-right Heart of what is good and honest. Because: the slaughtering of innocence is the fixed ambition and utter possession. Something the fears and egocentric of the exclusive right and competitive exclusion has no apologies for.
    Yet is Mahmoud Ahmadinejad concerned about a “preemptive strike”? Dose the exclusive right and competitive exclusion really believe Iran is “unprepared”? As the selling of arms, is for “exploiting and profiteering” today. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad made it very clear. He has no control over a group of mercenary’s much less, elitism in the ambition of oppression. Anymore than any other Nation dose. Just what is deformation and demonizing all about? In the arena of political terrorism! Is it the very thing that became a Soul Possessor? In a course and direction that defines “No turning back” in the remorse of “If only”!
    But “where” should our concern be in the present now? As Mitt Romney proclaim to a small group of elitist in his traveling to Israel. “I have no problem with a preemptive strike. “We got your back”! In a book we can call “No Apologies”!
    It would seem to me that Mahmoud Ahmadinejad came to understand a very ugly thing. I will call “A Way of Life full of self-serving justification, in the proclivity and whims of oppression”. It’s very strange what the philosophy of history bludgeoned out in order to have its way, as a thing of Soul Importance. But in a simple truth: Who dose? The ambitions of oppression belong too? Surly not a “God of Love and Family”! But it’s just an opinion! Isn’t it?

  • I totally agree with the President’s policy and his decision to use diplomacy instead of
    arrogance and bullyism. The latter was enforced by previous presidents and look where it got us….in a never-ending war. The world has already viewed us as warring factions.The President is right. Let’s make peace, not war!
    Connie Witter

  • Cheers to President Obama…….

  • carsrus

    Hey Ken AOBO Romney will be just right

  • nannytoo

    OBAMA HAS CLASS

  • The whole world has moved away from developing nuclear weapons because the global community has learned from the atrocities of Hiroshima and Nagasagi, Chernobyl, and lately the melt down in Japan. People are still suffering from the effects of radioactivity, and anywhere a nuclear explosion occurs, that land can not be inhabited for decades. Amadenijad knows what the consequences are if Iran and Israel drop their nuclear arsenal on one another. Israel nor Iran will be habitable for decades to come, and the people who love their lands will become lifelong refugees. No one wants to see that. Russia sold that nuclear technology to Iran, and it is Russia who should be trying to prevent Iran from developing their nuclear capabilities for war. President Obama is not trying to look gung-ho. He is merely reminding Amadenijad of the horrible consequence of what something like this would wrought. However, Amadenijad is on his way out, so he’s full of sound and fury signifying nothing. Let’s hope his successor is more sane and sensible, and more focused on moving Iran forward instead of backward into nuclear darkness.

  • It is terrifying to me that Iran may have nuclear weapons. Just think of the consequences.

    • seagazer101

      might have

  • Good speech, Mr President