Giuliani's Remarks on Obama and Whether or Not He Loves America
Rudy Giuliani recently said, in a speech at a GOP event, that he did not believe that President Obama loves America.
I don't know if President Obama loves America either. There is certainly a lot of evidence to suggest that he does not.
Giuliani has been just raked over the coals for this remark. Perhaps it hit a little too close to home? I would render a guess that perhaps half of America thinks that the President does not love his country. He rarely says anything positive about it. He disregards the Constitution on a regular basis. He criticizes our history. He said at the outset that he wanted to "remake America." As some have said, who wants to remake something that they love?
So Giuliani wrote a piece for the Wall Street Journal op-ed page explaining his remarks. He said he did not mean to judge the president's heart. Fair enough. He went on to explain his concerns....
I hope and pray that President Obama can rise to the occasion and underscore America’s greatness as our history and values merit. If he does so, I will be the first to applaud him. But I can only be disheartened when I hear him claim, as he did last August, that our response to 9/11 betrayed the ideals of this country. When he interjected that “we tortured some folks,” he undermined those who managed successfully to protect us from further attack.
And to say, as the president has, that American exceptionalism is no more exceptional than the exceptionalism of any other country in the world, does not suggest a becoming and endearing modesty, but rather a stark lack of moral clarity.
I applaud Giuliani for his honesty. It's about time someone said out loud what so many of us have been thinking for years now.