As readers of American Lookout know, Obama’s disgraceful apology tour weakened American standing in the world, and undermined American credibility with her allies. The full scoop of those damages have been felt from the Middle East to Europe.
Now, even former Obama-era Secretary of Defense Robert Gates agrees, saying the President’s speech in Riyadh “clearly set us on a different, and in my view better path, than President Obama’s Cairo speech…”
As the Daily Caller reported:
Gates characterized Obama’s 2009 Cairo speech as “basically … put the responsibility on the U.S. for things that had gone wrong.” He contrasted the speech to Trump’s who he thought “put the responsibility on the government’s of [Muslim] countries.”
Gates comments are particularly remarkable since he served as secretary of defense under Obama at the time of the speech. Obama sought to use the 2009 speech to redefine the U.S. relationship with the Muslim world. Trump sought to use his speech to mobilize action by Islamic governments against radical Islamic extremists.
Clearly President Trump’s strong condemnation of radicals and his call to “drive them out” sent a clear message not only to the world, but to leaders back home.
America is back as a powerful leader on the world stage.
If only someone could tell that to CNN….