Slow Learners

It’s been almost nine years since Al Qaeda attacked the World Trade Center. Today in an interview with the South African Broadcasting Corp. our President made this statement concerning the recent terrorist bombings in Uganda:

“What you’ve seen in some of the statements that have been made by these terrorist organizations is that they do not regard African life as valuable in and of itself. They see it as a potential place where you can carry out ideological battles that kill innocents without regard to long-term consequences for their short-term tactical gains.”

A Senior White House official further explained by saying,
“In short, “al Qaeda is a racist organization that treats black Africans like cannon fodder and does not value human life.”

One must assume from these declarations that when, and since, over 3,000 people were slaughtered on 9/11 this administration did not get the message that Al Qaeda ‘does not value human life’. It’s enlightening to learn that it has taken the slaughter of those on another continent nine years after 9/11 for this administration to reach this conclusion and make this public declaration.


  1. You’re back!

  2. I’m the last guy to defend Obama, but how did you get from Obama and his staff saying that event A serves as an example that X is true to the conclusion that Obama and his staff just learned X is true and did not know that previously?

    Can we also conclude that Randy is a very slow learner because he is just now posting that that Obama is a slow learner 18 months into Obama’s presidency?

  3. Randy in Richmond says:

    It concludes itself because they said it-almost nine years after 911. And I guess you didn’t read the thousands of words I put on this site prior to the 2008 election and thereafter extolling the ineptitude, inexperience, and particularly the indecision of this candidate– and now President.

  4. The Lorax says:

    Hear me out, okay? This is how I heard it:

    1. This statement was directed at the international world, and moreover, Africa. The president wasn’t speaking to the American experience, or attempting to make a statement about 9/11.

    2. We live in a world where we already know terrorists don’t value human life. The statement wasn’t about that. And just because you don’t reference something doesn’t mean you don’t recognize it.

    3. The statement was about terrorists using instability and lack of security in Africa to their advantage.

    That said, I don’t think Al Quaeda is a racist organization, it’s a terrorist organization. They are terrorists. Not the KKK.

    The beef I think is with the follow-up comment, which has nothing to do with the first half of your post–9/11.

  5. KKK not a terrorist organisation? I think that would depend upon which side of their actions you were standing. History taught me they could be pretty darn terrifying.

  6. Randy in Richmond says:

    From day one the Obama administration has tried to redefine Muslim terrorists as just criminals. Calling them racists is just another ploy in this attempted redefinition. My favorite is the term “man-caused disaster” favored by Obama appointee Janet Napolitano-our Director of Homeland Security. I suspect even the people of Africa and the international community have in some way heard or learned of Al Quaeda’s killings 0n 911, in Spain, in England, in Indonesia, in Pakistan, etc. in the recent past.

    To my knowledge this administration has not referenced the fact that it is totally inept at governing, but it is reassuring to know they may recognize this and are keeping it to themselves.

  7. The Lorax says:

    Well, i tried.