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Obama Surrenders Before Americas Summit

Mr. Obama wrote an editorial that ran today in 15 Caribbean, Latin American and United States newspapers, including the St. Petersburg Times and Miami Herald, both of which serve substantial Cuban American readerships, as well as La Nación in Argentina, O Globo in Brazil, El Mercurio in Chile, El Tiempo in Colombia, La Nación in Costa Rica, El Comercio in Ecuador, El Universal in México, El Comercio in Perú, El Nuevo Día in Puerto Rico, El País in Uruguay and El Nacional in Venezuela.

Here is the English version, via an elated Washington Post:

Cuban President Raul Castro delivers a speech in January 2009 for the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Revolution.

Choosing a Better Future in the Americas

By President Barack Obama

As we approach the Summit of the Americas, our hemisphere is faced with a clear choice. We can overcome our shared challenges with a sense of common purpose, or we can stay mired in the old debates of the past. For the sake of all our people, we must choose the future.

Too often, the United States has not pursued and sustained engagement with our neighbors. We have been too easily distracted by other priorities, and have failed to see that our own progress is tied directly to progress throughout the Americas. My Administration is committed to the promise of a new day. We will renew and sustain a broader partnership between the United States and the hemisphere on behalf of our common prosperity and our common security.

In advance of the Summit, we have begun to move in a new direction. This week, we amended a Cuba policy that has failed for decades to advance liberty or opportunity for the Cuban people. In particular, the refusal to allow Cuban Americans to visit or provide resources to their families on the island made no sense – particularly after years of economic hardship in Cuba, and the devastating hurricanes that took place last year. Now, that policy has changed.

The U.S.-Cuba relationship is one example of a debate in the Americas that is too often dragged back to the 20th century. To confront our economic crisis, we don’t need a debate about whether to have a rigid, state-run economy or unbridled and unregulated capitalism – we need pragmatic and responsible action that advances our common prosperity. To combat lawlessness and violence, we don’t need a debate about whether to blame right-wing paramilitaries or left-wing insurgents – we need practical cooperation to expand our common security.

We must choose the future over the past, because we know that the future holds enormous opportunities if we work together. That is why leaders from Santiago to Brasilia to Mexico City are focused on a renewed partnership of the Americas that makes progress on fundamental issues like economic recovery, energy, and security.

There is no time to lose. The global economic crisis has hit the Americas hard, particularly our most vulnerable populations. Years of progress in combating poverty and inequality hangs in the balance. The United States is working to advance prosperity in the hemisphere by jumpstarting our own recovery. In doing so, we will help spur trade, investment, remittances, and tourism that provides a broader base for prosperity in the hemisphere.

We also need collective action. At the recent G-20 Summit, the United States pledged to seek nearly half a billion dollars in immediate assistance for vulnerable populations, while working with our G-20 partners to set aside substantial resources to help countries through difficult times. We have called upon the Inter-American Development Bank to maximize lending to restart the flow of credit, and stand ready to examine the needs and capacity of the IDB going forward. And we are working to put in place tough, clear 21st century rules of the road to prevent the abuses that caused the current crisis.

While we confront this crisis, we must build a new foundation for long-term prosperity. One area that holds out enormous promise is energy. Our hemisphere has bountiful natural resources that could make renewable energy plentiful and sustainable, while creating jobs for our people. In the process, we can confront climate change that threatens rising sea levels in the Caribbean, diminishing glaciers in the Andes, and powerful storms on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Together, we have both the responsibility to act, and the opportunity to leave behind a legacy of greater prosperity and security. That is why I look forward to pursuing a new Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas that will help us learn from one another, share technologies, leverage investment, and maximize our comparative advantage.

Just as we advance our common prosperity, we must advance our common security. Too many in our hemisphere are forced to live in fear. That is why the United States will strongly support respect for the rule of law, better law enforcement, and stronger judicial institutions.

Security for our citizens must be advanced through our commitment to partner with those who are courageously battling drug cartels, gangs and other criminal networks throughout the Americas. Our efforts start at home. By reducing demand for drugs and curtailing the illegal flow of weapons and bulk cash south across our border, we can advance security in the United States and beyond. And going forward, we will sustain a lasting dialogue in the hemisphere to ensure that we are building on best practices, adapting to new threats, and coordinating our efforts.

Finally, the Summit gives every democratically-elected leader in the Americas the opportunity to reaffirm our shared values. Each of our countries has pursued its own democratic journey, but we must be joined together in our commitment to liberty, equality, and human rights. That is why I look forward to the day when every country in the hemisphere can take its seat at the table consistent with the Inter-American Democratic Charter. And just as the United States seeks that goal in reaching out to the Cuban people, we expect all of our friends in the hemisphere to join together in supporting liberty, equality, and human rights for all Cubans.

This Summit offers the opportunity of a new beginning. Advancing prosperity, security and liberty for the people of the Americas depends upon 21st century partnerships, freed from the posturing of the past. That is the leadership and partnership that the United States stands ready to provide.

Once again, Mr. Obama is promising to give away the store – including personal freedoms.

But freedom really isn’t Mr. Obama’s bag.

“Social justice,” or rather “radical socialism by any means possible” is.

Which is why he is so at ease with his Latin American comrades.

One area that holds out enormous promise is energy. Our hemisphere has bountiful natural resources that could make renewable energy plentiful and sustainable, while creating jobs for our people. In the process, we can confront climate change that threatens rising sea levels in the Caribbean, diminishing glaciers in the Andes, and powerful storms on the Gulf Coast of the United States.

Exactly how will the hemisphere share its renewable resources? Will we be importing sunshine from south of the border?  Will we be sending them our wind?

Of course it’s all just meaningless words. Gobbledygook.

But that doesn’t matter.

The only thing Mr. Obama wanted to accomplish with this editorial is to assure the anti-US leaders and citizens of these South and Central American countries that they have won.

This article was posted by Steve on Friday, April 17th, 2009. Comments are currently closed.

13 Responses to “Obama Surrenders Before Americas Summit”

  1. proreason says:

    “We must choose the future over the past,….There is no time to lose”

    Where have I heard that before?

    Is Olenin running for President of South America now?

    But if his vision is so compelling, what’s the hurry? Wouldn’t it be better to fully illustrate the wonderfulness of the new utopia in an open discussion that will prove to the world why it is such a great thing by shattering the arguments of those who oppose his brilliance?

    It’s almost as if The Moron doesn’t believe it is all that compelling

  2. BK says:

    This is not an Op-ed. It is a pre-apology before the trip. the plan here is to apologize now so he doesn’t go there and make another fool of himself like he did in Europe.

  3. Steve says:

    An update from the Associated Press:

    OAS chief to seek reinstatement of Cuba

    PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad – The head of the Organization of American States says he will ask that Cuba be readmitted to the organization 47 years after the communist island nation was ousted.

    OAS Secretary-General Jose Miguel Insulza says he will request at a meeting of May of the hemispheric organization’s general assembly that it annul the 1962 resolution that suspended Cuba.

    The resolution called Cuba’s communist system incompatible with the 35-nation organization’s principles and coincided with the imposition of a U.S. trade embargo…


    This is going to be another of Mr. Obama fait accompli before you know it.

    • proreason says:

      “Mr. Obama fait accompli ”

      Like I’ve been saying……….money isn’t the only major problem with Olenin.

      He and his puppet-masters are determined to undermine our country in every respect.

      For those of you who think that talk of his being a Manchurian candidate is nutty…..think about what has happened in the last 87 days.

    • jobeth says:

      “For those of you who think that talk of his being a Manchurian candidate is nutty…..think about what has happened in the last 87 days”

      The only flaw I can see in your theory (which I totally understand and agree with) is that didn’t the Manchurian candidate have to be unaware he was being brainwashed?

      O’balmy knows exactly what the heck he is doing. He’s a front man for the large commie machine, but he knows and loves it.

    • proreason says:

      “didn’t the Manchurian candidate have to be unaware he was being brainwashed?”

      I don’t think people using the term Manchurian candidate mean it to be literally parallel to the movie.

      Certainly Obama was not knocked out and brainwashed….he was wholeheartedly on-board from day one.

      What I mean is that the Barack “movement” (i.e. the “BM”) isn’t something he hatched in his dorm room by himself the last 20 years and led to completion by himself (he can’t lead ducks, no matter a complex strategy). Rather, he is the figurehead, selected 20 years ago because of his multi-racism, sick ability to lie without conscience, and pre-commitment to the Communist lunacy of his mother and father. He is also mentally unbalanced because he never knew his father, felt caught between the white and black worlds, and addled his brain with generous doses of drugs while it was still forming.

      The brainwork and strategy is the product of his puppet-masters, who Iinclude Ayers, Soros, probably Axelrod, and others who aren’t as well known. Obamy reads what they tell him to read and does what they tell him to do. I think the takeover was planned for years, using Alinsky as the playbook. They hid The Moron’s past, taught him how to lie and pose, prepared detailed scripts to handle the questions about his sicko associations, allied with the press and unions, etc., etc., etc. Unlike politics of the past, it was a multi-decade strategy with billions of dollars behind it and a substantial brain-trust, all with the goal of siezing power with The Moron in charge. I also think they probably had other candidates that were trained for the role, but The Moron got the prize. Why other candidates? Because it makes sense. That’s what any strategist would do. The current Moron governor of Massachusetts was probably one of them, and I think there is a good chance that Blago was another (they would have wanted some white thugs as well as black thugs.)

      But OSoros is as radical and committed to totalitarianism as are his handlers, and his ego has now grown to proportions we haven’t seen for 80 years. I’ll bet that the puppet-masters are getting worried about their Frankenstein now, just like us. Even a dolt like Obama, sitting as president of the most powerful country in the world, can get off the reservation. Soros and the boys are squirming as much as we are when he kissee faces Chavez and Hamas. The puppet-masters want to control a wealthy planet, not one with billions of people squatting in the dirt.

    • jobeth says:

      I understand your point Pro….I was just sayin’…. ;-D (poor effort at humor)

      I’ve been saying the same thing for a long time now. I’ve always thought he is just a frontman for the commie machine. He has a silver tongue and can speak so well….with a teleprompter. Remove him from that and he doesn’t seem to know what to say…or how to say it. Probably doesn’t even know what to believe…that will pass the test of the commies he serves.

      To further your thoughts I even think think that the Clintons and Gore were some of the ‘trainees’ you mentioned.

      Look at the way the first GWB win went here in Florida. They did everything that could to steal that away from Bush.

      And while we are thinking of those times I thought it mighty strange that the very last trip that Bill Clinton made was to all those Asian Commie countries.

      Right on the heals of the scandal with the asian guy (gosh why can’t I remember his name!) and his contributions. And the release of our rocket secrets to China.

      Now why would BC need to make a trip like that in the last weeks of his presidency? Maybe to say…hang on we will get Gore in…don’t worry?

      I’ve always wondered about that.

  4. mybrotherkeeper says:

    Outline of Obama’s Speech:
    I. Start deception by throwing America under the bus
    A. Tempt by telling what they want to hear
    II. Print more money to fully bankrupt all economies
    A. Rebuild with only him and his having anything
    III. Build liberal oligarchy through fraudulent “Green Power”
    A. Ensure liberal coffers are always full
    B. Impoverish others through resulting higher energy costs
    IV. Deceive by pretending to care about Mexicans’ security
    A. To hit political opponents in U.S. (esp. gun rights)
    V. Deceive by pretending to care about Cubans’ rights
    A. To throw off conservative detractors

    What it amounts to is a Deception to Consolidate Money and Power in him and his buddies’ hands.

  5. proreason says:

    mybrother: your best post yet

  6. mybrotherkeeper says:

    Thanks PR.

  7. ptat says:

    AARRRGH!! He is once again saying NOTHING–ALWAYS NOTHING! Does he know nothing of our modern history? How helpful we have been to Mexico and Latin America in general? We have NOTHING to apologize for! Empty platitudes, as usual. He is just campaigning to be Ruler of the World, I guess. I simply can’t fathom how he got this far and how deep his hatred is for these United States of America.

  8. joeblough says:

    I think we can take the bastard (and I mean that in every sense) at his word when he promises hostile foreign nations that he will break with previous patterns of American policy and power.

    Simply, he will get friendlier with our enemies, colder toward our friends, and put less into the pursuit of specifically American interests.

    … adhering to their enemies, giving them aid and comfort …

    We ain’t seen nuthin’ yet.

  9. JohnMG says:

    How much longer before the people of this country say “This assh**e’s gotta go?”

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