Obama: Afghanistan “not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again”

ByPamela Geller on December 27, 2014

More lies and taqiyya from the Taliban’s man in the White House. Were his “peace partners” blowing up another schools for girls when this clown made so ridiculous a proclamation. Yes, the Taliban will never strike again, and you can keep your doctor.

How does he plan to make this happen? He’ll merely instruct the lapdog media not to report on it. Because when a tree falls in the Obama forest and the media doesn’t hear it, then …..

File this with Obama’s other whoppers in the cause of Islam, such as:

“The Islamic State is not Islam.”
“I have become a symbol of the possibility of America returning to our best traditions.”
“The future must not belong to those who slander the Prophet of Islam.”
“The Muslim call to prayer if one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset.”
“We will convey our deep appreciation for the Islamic faith, which has done so much over the centuries to shape the world — including in my own country.”
“As a student of history, I also know civilization’s debt to Islam.”
“Islam has a proud tradition of tolerance.”
“Islam has always been part of America.”
“We will encourage more Americans to study in Muslim communities.”
“These rituals remind us of the principles that we hold in common, and Islam’s role in advancing justice, progress, tolerance, and the dignity of all human beings.”
“America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”
“I made clear that America is not – and never will be – at war with Islam.”
“Islam is not part of the problem in combating violent extremism – it is an important part of promoting peace.”
“So I have known Islam on three continents before coming to the region where it was first revealed.”
“In ancient times and in our times, Muslim communities have been at the forefront of innovation and education.”
“Throughout history, Islam has demonstrated through words and deeds the possibilities of religious tolerance and racial equality.”
“Ramadan is a celebration of a faith known for great diversity and racial equality.”
“The Holy Koran tells us, ‘O mankind! We have created you male and a female; and we have made you into nations and tribes so that you may know one another.’”
“I look forward to hosting an Iftar dinner celebrating Ramadan here at the White House later this week, and wish you a blessed month.”
“We’ve seen those results in generations of Muslim immigrants – farmers and factory workers, helping to lay the railroads and build our cities, the Muslim innovators who helped build some of our highest skyscrapers and who helped unlock the secrets of our universe.”
“That experience guides my conviction that partnership between America and Islam must be based on what Islam is, not what it isn’t. And I consider it part of my responsibility as president of the United States to fight against negative stereotypes of Islam wherever they appear.”
“I also know that Islam has always been a part of America’s story.”

“Obama: Afghanistan ‘not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again'” December 27, 2014 (thanks to Robert Spencer)

How can he say this after sending Guantanamo detainees back to Afghanistan, and while the Taliban continue to operate with relative impunity? He can say it because he is Obama: he knows that no matter what he says, the mainstream media will cover for him.

“Obama: Afghanistan ‘Not Going to Be a Source of Terrorist Attacks Again,’” by Joel Gehrke, National Review, December 26, 2014:

President Obama promised that Afghanistan is “not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again” during a Christmas meeting with service members, an echo of the pledge he made regarding Iraq before U.S. troops withdrew and the Islamic State took over major cities in the country….

Here are Obama’s remarks, as transcribed in the pool report:

Because of the extraordinary service of the men and women in the Armed Forces, Afghanistan has a chance to rebuild its own country. We are safer. It’s not going to be a source of terrorist attacks again. And we still have some very difficult missions around the world, including in Iraq. We still have folks in Afghanistan helping the Afghan security forces. We have people helping to deal with Ebola in Africa and obviously we have folks stationed all around the world. But the world is better, it’s safer, it’s more peaceful, It’s more prosperous and our homeland is protected because of you and the sacrifices each and every day. So on a day when we celebrate the Prince of Peace and many of us count or blessings one of the greatest blessings we have is the extraordinary dedication and sacrifices you all make. We could not be more thankful. I know I speak for everyone in the entire country when I say, we salute you.

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