May 22, 2014

Obama's Sickening Syria Hypocrisy

Leon Wieseltier, The New Republic

The Associated Press

Whereas “none of the tragedies that we see today may rise to the full horror of the Holocaust, they demand our attention, that we not turn away, that we choose empathy over indifference, and that our empathy leads to action”: President Obama spoke those words in Los Angeles recently. I would admire them coming from anybody. Coming from him, they sicken me.

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